Garbage disposals are a great asset to any commercial kitchen. They make cleaning up food scraps as easy as flipping a switch, and many commercial kitchen owners can’t imagine life without them. However, many treat their garbage disposal as a garbage can and end up with clogs or damaged disposals. To help prolong the life of your commercial garbage disposal, request service with Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp. and make sure you never put these four items down your disposal.

Items to Keep Out of Your Garbage Disposal

1. Fibrous Foods

Yes, the garbage disposal is there to dispose of food scraps, however, that doesn’t mean all food scraps are safe. Fibrous foods such as celery, corn husks, and asparagus cause a lot of problems with your garbage disposal. These foods tend to separate and wrap around the blades and hammers in the disposal, leading to clogs.

2. Fat, Oil, Grease

It’s fairly common knowledge that putting grease down a garbage disposal is a bad idea, but many people still do it. That’s because when you pour grease down the drain it’s liquid and seems harmless. However, grease will likely harden on the interior of your pipes and cause clogs or even bigger problems in the future. Always make sure everyone working in a commercial kitchen understands proper grease management.

3. Bones or Pits

If you’ve ever tried to cut through a bone or a pit, you know it’s nearly impossible to accomplish, which means your garbage disposal can’t do it either. Save your blades and hammers the damage and those these items in the trash can.

4. Coffee Grounds

Finally, don’t let the finely-milled appearance of coffee grounds fool you; they are not garbage disposal safe. Once used, coffee grounds turn into a paste-like substance that sticks to your blades and greatly increases the likelihood of a clog.

Even with proper use and regular cleaning, your garbage disposal will still benefit from professional care several times per year. At Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we offer hydro-jetting, emergency drain cleaning, and grease trap pumping to keep your disposal working and your drains running smoothly. To request service for your commercial kitchen in Indianapolis, contact us today at (317) 269-0000.