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The Right Way to Use a Garbage Disposal and Save Your Drains and Sewers

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Believe it or not, failure to properly maintain your garbage disposal will lead to blockages in your sewer system drains, which will cost you money and valuable time in the future. To help you avoid all that unnecessary stress, the reputable plumbing company Almighty Rooter Sewer & Plumbing has provided some helpful tips on how to use your garbage disposal in a way that will help to extend the lifespan of your drains and sewers.

  • The first and most basic step would be to perform regular maintenance of your drains and catch basin. By cleaning your drains regularly, you avoid the buildup of debris that may cause blockages that clog up your pipes in the future. The experts at Almighty Rooter Sewer & Plumbing use innovative techniques like hydro jetting to remove debris which leaves pipes cleaner for longer.
  • Secondly, avoid throwing dense food waste like fruit and vegetable seeds, bones, oil and grease, and coffee grounds or anything that isn’t biodegradable into your garbage disposal. A constant supply of these food items in your drain will cause blockages. So, it’s best to do the right thing and put only perishable food items down the drain, or you’ll soon find yourself in dire need of expensive plumbing repair.
  • Additional tips to keep your garbage disposal healthy include cutting solid food into smaller chunks before disposal, using cold instead of hot water and always remember to flush out your disposal with water after putting food deposits in.
  • Lastly, if you already have an issue with a clogged garbage disposal, be sure to contact Almighty Rooter Sewer & Plumbing, one of the best emergency plumbers and plumbing repair specialist in Chicago, Illinois, on 773-992-1587.

Sewer cleaning need not be a headache with Almighty Rooter Sewer & Plumbing’s 24-hour availability, and a very generous offer of a free camera examination of your sewer, valued at $250.

Let us show you how to maintain your garbage disposal today and avoid costly drain blockages in the future with our affordable rates (no extra weekend charge), and some of Chicago’s best qualified technicians.

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