5 Sneaky Foods That Wreak Havoc On Your Drain
5 Sneaky Foods That Wreak Havoc On Your Drain

5 Sneaky Foods That Wreak Havoc On Your Drain

Save time and money by knowing what NOT to put down your disposal.


Garbage disposals. If you have one, it’s hard to imagine living without one. And if you don’t, you most likely long for the days you did. They’re extremely convenient - when they work properly. But they can be a huge pain in the paycheck if they ever need to be repaired or replaced. Follow these simple tips to avoid a disposal disaster.

5 Sneaky Foods That Wreak Havoc On Your Drain

Liquid fats and cooking oils solidify in cold pipes, trapping food particles and clogging drains. To protect kitchen pipes, pour leftover oils into metal cans that can be thrown into the garbage. Other items that should never go down disposals are coffee grinds, corn husks, artichokes, onion skins, celery, high-fiber materials, paint and chemicals.


Conquer the clog

If your disposal drain is clogged, turn both the motor and the water off before using any product. For tough clogs involving standing water, use maximum-strength Drano® Max Gel Clog Remover. Safe for plastic, PVC, metal pipes, garbage disposals and septic systems, its phosphorus-free formula contains a special ingredient to protect pipes from corrosion.


Rev up pokey drains

If the drain in your disposal is running slowly, wait till all the water has run out and then use Drano® Dual Force® Foamer. This advanced formula foams to fill the whole pipe, and penetrates hard-to-reach places. Follow instructions on the label. After clearing clog with Drano® Dual Force® Foamer, follow up with Drano® Max Build-Up Remover monthly.