Common Kitchen Sink Clogs

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If you’re like most homeowners, your kitchen sink gets a ton of use every single day. In particular, your sink and garbage disposal has to deal with a ton of food waste as you prepare food and clean your kitchen. Many people think that they can flush anything down their kitchen sink because the garbage disposal will grind it up. However, that is not really true. In fact, a good rule of thumb is to remember that if you can’t chew it up then it shouldn’t go down the garbage disposal. For any Andover, MN kitchen plumbing repair or installation that you need call the expert plumbers at Air Mechanical Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We wanted to help out our customers by putting together a quick list of some of the things that you shouldn’t put down your kitchen sink.

What Not To Put Down Your Kitchen Sink

With all the use that your kitchen sink gets it can be easy to just dump everything from your cooking or cleaning down the drain. However, there are a few things that you shouldn’t put down your garbage disposal that can often cause kitchen sink clogs. Call the Andover, MN kitchen plumbing repair experts if you’re having any issues with your kitchen sink.
  • Fibrous foods – Foods like celery that have lots of fibers in them can get caught around the garbage disposal blades which can lead to problems.
  • Starch foods – Potato skins, rice and pasta are all starches that you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal. They can expand when they meet water and cause clogs in your pipes.
  • Fruit pits – Larger fruit pits like avocado and peach pits should never be put down your garbage disposal. The blades will not be able to break those apart.
  • Animal bones – Another thing you shouldn’t put down your garbage disposal is animal bones. These will likely cause clogs because your garbage disposal won’t be able to break them down.
For all your Andover, MN kitchen plumbing repair and installation services make sure that you call Air Mechanical. We have years of experience working on all different types of kitchen clogs.

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