Disposals clog because over time the waste line or trap get coated and eventually obstructed with food waste. Here is a quick rundown of the most common causes of clogs:
1-Lack of flushing water. Not putting enough water down the disposal when it's grinding is a sure way to get a clog. Without sufficient water, the waste can't be flushed through the pipes and will quickly build up. Once a full blockage occurs, water can't flow at all.
2-Grinding up eggshells or coffee grounds. These items are a bigger problem than you might imagine. When ground up by a disposal, egg shells and coffee grounds create very tiny granular waste that will stick to any sludge found in the pipes, quickly creating a clog.
3-Grinding potato peels. Potato peels are notorious clog makers. Once ground up, they form a starchy paste similar to mashed potatoes that will quickly clog the drain.
4-Grinding banana peels. These are a similar problem to potato peels, except they also add stringy fibers to the mix.
The simplest way to avoid a clog is to make sure you flush the disposal with plenty of water when it is grinding and for 30 seconds afterward. Then, occasionally maintain your disposal by regularly grinding up pieces of lemon peel and ice cubes.
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