Going without a garbage disposal is a major inconvenience, and will put more work on your dishwasher. If you're still putting food into the drain without a working disposal, your drains are at a high risk of clogging and will need frequent cleaning.
At Coast Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc., we offer garbage disposal repair and installation services in Fountain Valley and surrounding areas. Let our licensed, insured, and experienced plumbers fix you up with a high-quality disposal from a trusted brand.
Can You Put Orange Peels In The Garbage Disposal?
You can absolutely put orange peels in garbage disposals. Citrus peels such as orange or lemon peels, are actually very beneficial to garbage disposals. They help clean out the disposal and can leave a fresh smell. Tangerine, orange, and lemon peels, when used in this way work as a natural air freshener for your kitchen sink.
To use orange peels in a garbage disposal to clean it, the peels need to be cut into small chunks. Then simply pour the citrus peels and some ice cubes into the garbage disposal. After that let the garbage disposal run for around 30 seconds before rinsing it out with hot water.
However, there are certain vegetable peels and fruit skins that should not be put in a garbage disposal. Peels and skins from potatoes, apples, onions, mangoes, or anything similar should never be put in a garbage disposal. When these food items are put through a garbage disposal they can get caught up in the blades and prevent the garbage disposal from working properly.
Are Garbage Disposals Really Good for the Environment?
This is a hotly debated topic. The reason garbage disposals are considered more environmentally friendly than throwing food away is because trashed food will end up in a landfill and release methane into the atmosphere, worsening the global warming problem. Further, less garbage means fewer visits from garbage trucks and less diesel fuel pollution.
Food remnants sent down the drain and chopped by the disposal end up at a wastewater treatment plant, where they convert garbage into fertilizer and clean energy. This is why many consider garbage disposals a great green option for urban environments.
For maximum green efficiency, combine your garbage disposal with a compost pile. When using the compost pile for excess food, the disposal is great for making sure cooking oils and other substances do not end up sticking to your pipes. For a convenient, greener than the trash can option, garbage disposals are the way to go.
Get a Disposal That Can Handle the Toughest Jobs
We sell and install powerful garbage disposals in Fountain Valley that completely obliterate small to medium sized food remnants. We offer free in-home estimates on all plumbing services, so you will know exactly what you're getting into before agreeing to anything.
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