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What not to put down the drain

If you have a garbage disposal, you’ve probably take full advantage of how it can get rid of waste. However, while your garbage disposer can handle a lot of different foods, there are some that our plumbing service experts say you shouldn’t put down the drain:

There are common household fats that can clog your pipes and cause sewer backups. Sometimes you can even end up with raw sewage overflowing into your home. To avoid such situations do not put these fats down the drain:

  • Cooking oil
  • Lard
  • Fats from meat
  • Dairy Products
  • Butter, margarine, shortening

You also want to avoid putting foods that have a tendency to expand when adding water. They can get stuck and get clogged. The things include:

  • Flour
  • Semolina
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes or potatoes skins

Things that do not break down with water and are so small that they can accumulate in your pipes can cause stoppages such as:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Tea leaves
  • Egg shells

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