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Put Down the Pumpkin! Three Fall Things to Keep out of the Garbage Disposal

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If you don’t think much about your garbage disposal, now is the time to start. A garbage disposal system can last for well over a decade if you don’t overload it with stuff that doesn’t belong in it in the first place. Here are three things you should never throw into a garbage disposal system:

Pumpkin Seeds: Don’t Throw them into the Disposal, Eat Them!

Pumpkins are great for carving, decorating, and baking into a delicious pie. The seeds, not so much. However, that doesn’t mean you should toss them down your garbage disposal, because they can clog up the plumbing fast. Pumpkin seeds are quite nutritious, and they taste great either baked or fried. If you really don’t like them, bury them in the backyard. They’ll help fertilize the dirt.

Apple Skin: It’s Not a Disaster, but Don’t Stick It in There

Don’t waste your time and money calling in plumbing services over a bit of apple skin that went down the disposal, but it’s best to avoid putting it into your plumbing. If you don’t want to eat it, throw it in the back yard or in the trash. The garbage disposal can’t quite handle the skin of the apple, especially in large quantities.

Bones: They’ll Destroy Your Garbage Disposal System

Bones come in many shapes and sizes. Even so, lots of them have sharp edges that will wreak havoc on your garbage disposal system. Never throw chicken, beef or other types of bones into your disposal system. Just don’t do it.

Does Your Garbage Disposal Need Some Professional Attention?

Whether you have been putting some of these offenders down the disposal or just feel like it is running more sluggishly than it should, our team at Dependable Service is happy to take a look. We know what it takes to get your garbage disposal and plumbing running optimally no matter what time of year it is. Connect with us online now to schedule an appointment.

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