Garbage disposals may have a movie reputation for tearing things up with ease no matter how big or tough. This simply isn’t the case. Sure garbage disposal is great for things like eggshells, coffee grounds, and a small number of soft foods but you can’t just go throwing whole bowls of pasta and avocado pits in there and expect it not to wreak havoc on your plumbing! Natural foods like peels and such can actually be saved and put aside for compost and everything else needs to find its way into the trash.
Just because waste isn’t solid doesn’t give the green light to throw it in the drain either. Grease is the main source of plumbing damage and clogs because so many homeowners choose to pour it down the drain. Grease may seem like it would go down quick and easy but it’s actually a short-lived journey. Believe it or not, scalding grease can cool within minutes and may seem to go down easily at first but can harden part of the way through the pipes and become a trap for other foods and create huge clogs. When it comes to grease there are many other ways to dispose of it properly like cooling it and throwing it away in the garbage or even collecting it in a jar to save for gravies or just throw out as a whole after it cools.