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Keep These Game Day Foods out of the Garbage Disposal

Rejoice! The NFL is back and as we head into the weekend, we’re beyond excited for the games, the food and the friends. We hope you’re whipping up something extra special in terms of game day cuisine, but we ask you to remember to keep the following items out of the garbage disposal:


What’s a football game without chicken wings? We’ll even add ribs to the picture here. Just keep in mind that bones and garbage disposal blades don’t get along well as they can chip or damage the metal. Please throw all bones in the trash can instead!

Stringy Foods

Some love eating the celery that often comes on the side of a plate of wings and others simply won’t go near it. Well if that’s the case and you have extra sticks lying around at the end of the day, do yourself a favor and refrain from throwing it down the disposal. The stringy fibers can wrap around the blades and cause serious problems.


Frying up bacon for a new recipe you’re trying out? Our mouths are watering just thinking about it! But keep in mind that as the grease cools, it solidifies and that can cause clogs in the drain. We recommend pouring it into a glass jar and throwing it in the trash.

Potato Peels

Whether you’re making potato skins, baked potatoes or fries, keep the peels out of the garbage disposal. They can cause a soupy mess that you won’t want to deal with later on.

With that said, if your guests make a mistake and throw any of the above down the disposal, Hero Plumbing is here to help. Enjoy being treated with a level of service you should expect and that comes backed with a satisfaction guarantee. Just give us a call at (612) 324-1004.


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