Six common mistakes you make when operating your garbage disposal

Your garbage disposal is headed into crunchtime. The holidays, with their endless vegetable peels and plate scrapings, make this hardworking appliance, found in just over half of American homes, work overtime. “The day after Thanksgiving is our busiest day of the year,” says Paul Abrams, spokesman for ­Roto-Rooter, a major provider of plumbing, sewer and drain cleaning services. “It’s the time your plumbing is getting a real workout.” Abrams has a file of horror stories he’s compiled from his plumbers, involving disposals clogged with whole Cornish game hens and chunks of green glass from Little Kings Cream Ale bottles. Many… Read More