Can a Garbage Disposal Clog My Sink?

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Can a Garbage Disposal Clog My Sink?
Sep 09, 2021

Can a Garbage Disposal Clog My Sink?

The main purpose of a garbage disposal is to break down any food or build-up that’s in your pipes, right? While it may seem impossible for a garbage disposal to clog your sink, it is definitely impossible. Clogged drains are something the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing sees every day – garbage disposal or not.

Most homeowners think that maintaining their sinks and drains isn’t a thing, but believe us when we say that maintaining the garbage disposal in your sink is crucial to avoiding clogged sink drains. Whether it be dirty dishwater, coffee grounds, food crumbs, or hair, these are all things that can sneak into your sink drain and cause it to get backed up and clogged. If you don’t get it repaired right away by a Mr. Rooter Hero Plumbing reliable plumbers, you are going to end up with a mess.

Clogged drains can be one of the worst and grossest issues to run into as a homeowner, which is why we think it’s extremely important that you know what causes your kitchen sink to get clogged.

What Causes Clogs in my Sink?

Since we’ve all been getting into cooking since we were able to go to our favorite restaurants due to shutdown, which means there is a lot more mess in our kitchens. The biggest advantage of having a garbage disposal in your sink is that you can let everything run into it, turn it on, and your drains are cleared and cleaned.

Kitchen ingredients such as fats, oils, greases, flours, and sugar should never go into your drain. These are all things that can harden up in your drain and cause it to get clogged, even if you have a garbage disposal. When things like these are stuck in your drains, the water can’t run as easily through them, restricting the blades in your garbage disposal from breaking down whatever is in it.

When it comes to a clogged garbage disposal, a DIY trick may do it, but you are putting yourself at risk. If you’re going to look at and assess your garbage disposal yourself, you always want to make sure it is off and not moving at all. Grab a flashlight and see if anything is clogging or blocking your drain, and if there is, use a broom handle or a long wooden spoon to move the debris and unclog or block the blades. Or, if you want an easier solution, give our team a call!

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today!

Garbage disposal DIY repairs can be dangerous and tricky – especially if you aren’t sure what you are doing. Rather than putting yourself at risk, give the Mr. Rooter Plumbing team a call today for all your garage disposal service needs. We can easily solve your problem and get your garbage disposal back in working order. When it comes to plumbers in Blair County, no one does garbage disposal repairs as our team does! You can call us anytime to learn more or schedule your appointment.