Have you had a chance to read our latest blog yet? If so, you already know that our Collinsville plumber started giving you the truth about some of the most common myths about garbage disposals. To recap, we’ve already debunked the myths that you can use ice to sharpen your disposal’s blades and that you can use a lemon rind to clean your garbage disposal. The following is a list of a few more common myths about garbage disposals:

Myth #3. You can put any food product down your garbage disposal. 

Garbage disposals are certainly tough, but that doesn’t mean that they can handle all food products. There are many food products that could be damaging to your disposal, like bones, corn husks, grease, etc. For a more detailed list of what not to put down your garbage disposal, please refer to our previous blog.

Myth #4. You should combat clogs with drain cleaner.

Drain cleaners can be a quick fix for clogs, but unfortunately, they are full of corrosive, damaging ingredients that can wreak havoc on not only your garbage disposal, but also your pipes. If your garbage disposal regularly gets clogged, contact our plumber!

Myth #5. Any time you run your garbage disposal, you should pour hot water into it. 

The thought process here makes sense, because hot water helps to break down grease, but you shouldn’t be putting grease into your disposal anyway. It is also important to note that hot water could actually cause your garbage disposal to overheat. That is why you should always run cold water when you are clearing out your garbage disposal.