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Respect your Garbage Disposal

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

avoid-garbage-disposal-problemsOne of the more common calls that most plumbers get is to repair broken or clogged garbage disposals. But with a little care and proper maintenance, garbage disposal problems are easily avoided.

The main problem with a garbage disposal is the temptation to just shove any food scraps left over down the drain. But there are definitely certain food types that should not be discarded through the garbage disposal. Here are a few items we suggest putting in the trash as opposed to the sink:

  • Any fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins, certain vegetables, and artichokes. Fibers from these can tangle and jam the garbage disposal motor and block drains.
  • Potato peels should be put in the trash. The starches in the potatoes will turn into a thick paste and may cause blades to stick if put into a garbage disposal.
  • Expandable foods, such as pasta and rice, should not be put into your garbage disposal. Foods like pasta and rice expand when you add water in a pot; they do the same thing once inside your pipes or garbage disposal and are the cause of many jams and clogs.
  • Large bones should be avoided. While small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, small fruit pits, etc create a scouring action that cleans the garbage disposal’s walls, large bones will simply damage the blades and create greater problems.
  • Avoid putting coffee grounds down the drain.
  • Grease or fat should never be poured into the garbage disposal. Grease and fat will eventually congeal and cause greater problems for your disposal and drains.

If you should experience problems with a clogged or jammed garbage disposal, give the professional plumbers at A-Peoria a call. NEVER put your hand or tools into a garbage disposal unless it is disconnected from its power source.

Low Water Pressure? Hire A Sun City Plumber!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Sun City PlumberExperiencing low water pressure is an all too common complaint for a Sun City Plumber. Water just trickling down doesn’t cut it for an efficient shower. Experiencing a lower volume of water coming from your shower head doesn’t always indicate low pressure. Unless there is an issue with your connection to the municipal water supply, the problem with your plumbing issue  more likely lies somewhere else.

The culprit is most likely in your plumbing valves or the pressure regulators.  Or perhaps a pipe could very well be blocked or broken and leaking. Debris, like algae can enter into your water supply and back things up or a broken pipe may be flushing water out all over your yard. Hiring a Sun City plumber to diagnose the issue is your best bet and A-Peoria Plumbing can help.