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Summer Cooking: Dealing with Disposal Problems


Vegetables and garbage disposal care

Large family meals may taste good at the table, but once everyone has had their fill of roast beef, potato and macaroni salads, and a variety of vegetables and delicious desserts, according to the most referred Fort Worth plumber, these delicious dishes will clog your kitchen sink pronto.  Outdoor patio sinks equipped with garbage disposals should be subject to selective grinding practices, or disposal problems will arise.

Chances are, says the Fort Worth plumbing experts, the house already has a partially clogged drain or two but the problem is not altogether noticeable yet.  However, once a few more people begin to use the bathrooms in the house, couple that with all the food preparation going on in the kitchen, the drains will become overwhelmed.

Your local Fort Worth plumbing and drain specialist has provided the following tips to keep in mind about those drains:

Plumbing Pro Tip of the Week

Tip #1  Please don’t pour cooking oils, fats or grease down drains.  Pour them into a coffee can or let them cool down and dispose of the gelatinous substance into the trash.

Tip #2  Avoid putting any stringy vegetable or fibrous starchy waste through the garbage disposal. (Potato peels, vegetable fibers, celery, fruit peels, turkey skin or beef sinew and fat trimmings).

Tip #3  Always make sure that the water is running when turning on the garbage disposal.

Tip #4  Keep some hand towels near the bathroom sink and encourage family members to place them in the sink while grooming.  Many things get dropped down the drain from toothbrushes, makeup brushes and razors to cotton swabs and jewelry.

Tip #5  Never flush cotton balls, swabs or facial scrub pads down the toilet.

Tip #6  Define and address plumbing problems before the holiday; remember your household plumbing’s limits.

Not every plumbing need, needs a plumber!  When you do give the Fort Worth plumbing and drain experts a call.  We want to exceed your expectations!

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