What NOT to put down the drain this Thanksgiving.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management 01490605

 

As we approach the festive Thanksgiving season, we want to extend our warmest wishes to each of you. It's a time for gratitude, family, and of course, delightful feasts! While we all prepare for this joyous occasion, we'd like to share some friendly reminders about maintaining our community's plumbing health, particularly when it comes to what should not go down our garbage disposals.

Your garbage disposal is a handy kitchen tool, but it's not invincible. Here's a list of items that should be kept out of the disposal to prevent clogs and keep our plumbing running smoothly:

  1. Coffee Grounds: Although they seem harmless, coffee grounds can accumulate and cause blockages in the pipes.
  2. Grease and Oils: These can solidify in the plumbing, leading to major clogs.
  3. Eggshells: Their granular waste can stick to the sides of the disposal and pipes, creating blockages.
  4. Pasta and Rice: They expand with water and can clog the disposal.
  5. Potato Peels: The starch in potatoes can create a thick paste, leading to clogs.
  6. Bones: They are too hard for the disposal blades to handle.
  7. Fibrous Vegetables: Items like celery or corn husks can tangle around the disposal blades.
  8. Fruit Pits and Seeds: These hard items can damage the disposal blades.

By avoiding these items, we can ensure our community's plumbing system remains healthy and efficient. Let's all contribute to making our living space a hassle-free and comfortable place, especially during this holiday season.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. We wish you a joyful and peaceful Thanksgiving filled with love and great food!

Warm regards,

Crown Key Realty Inc

Web Search Results:

  1. 11 Things You Should NOT Put Down Your Garbage Disposal - Allrecipes: A list of items, including coffee grounds, that should not be put in a garbage disposal.

  2. Foods You Should And Should Not Put Down The Garbage Disposal - Zoom Drain: Discusses what should be avoided in garbage disposals, emphasizing the harm of coffee grounds.

  3. What Not to Put in the Garbage Disposal - Pete the Plumber: Offers a list of items, including coffee grounds, that are not suitable for garbage disposal.

Comments (2)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Susan Goulding we do not have a garbage disposal, so nothing will be put the the drain.

Nov 21, 2023 03:20 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Nov 22, 2023 03:11 AM