Southwest Suburbs:
CALL 815.469.0600

South Suburbs:
CALL 708.349.6090

West Suburbs:
CALL 630.323.9333




Southwest Suburbs

(815) 469-0600

South Suburbs

(708) 349-6090

West Suburbs

(630) 323-9333

Garbage Disposal

If you live in a modern home, chances are that your kitchen came equipped with a garbage disposal. At Flatley’s Plumbing Express, we deal with garbage disposals frequently. They are an efficient waste management system that can benefit any home. If you don’t have one yet, consider all of the food waste that you throw away every day. When you are cleaning, it’s highly likely that you are throwing those scraps into the trash. There, they can sit at room temperature for an extended amount of time. This can cause foul odors or sanitation issues. A garbage disposal installation not only leaves you with a cleaner kitchen, but makes it more efficient and environmentally friendly by cutting back on waste. Whether you want to install a garbage disposal in your home or have an existing one serviced, Flatley’s Plumbing Express is here to help.

What Can Go Down a Garbage Disposal? What Can’t?

Most food waste can go down your drain. When using your garbage disposal, you should be sure to keep cold water running. Contrary to popular belief, cold water keeps oils and fats from solidifying. Any large pieces of waste should be cut down before you throw it in. Perhaps the more important thing to know is what can’t go down your drain. To help keep your garbage disposal working properly, here’s a list of items that you should never be introduced into your system:

  • Fats, Oils, and Grease: These can build up in your pipes and collect other materials on their way down.
  • Paper Towels or Napkins: Paper products should never go down your kitchen sink.
  • Coffee Grounds: Even though they are small, they can accumulate quickly and cause a blockage.
  • Egg Shells: Small and sharp, these can dull the blades.
  • Bones: Not only are they hard but they can splinter, causing damage.
  • Food with Sharp Edges: These should be broken down or dulled first.

Even if your garbage disposal seems like it can handle whatever you toss into it, this simply isn’t the case. Most disposal service is necessary due to wear and tear of harmful objects that have been introduced. If you have a larger household, your amount of food waste may be greater. Whether you want to reduce your trash, or you simply want more convenience in your kitchen, a garbage disposal is right for you. A professional at Flatley’s can answer any questions or concerns that you may have about proper care, maintenance, or installation.

If your garbage disposal needs maintenance, call Flatley’s today. We offer professional and affordable solutions to provide you with kitchen conveniences. Our expertise and customer service will guarantee satisfaction and leave you with the best model for your system and its needs. View our testimonials to see how our plumbing services have helped our customers.

If you’re looking for professional plumbing services in the Chicago Suburbs or want to have a garbage disposal installed in your home, call Flatley’s Plumbing Express today!