The skilled tradesmen at Lee Service know a lot about garbage disposals.
Our company has a 42 year history of knowing about many of the daily challenges that impact the lives of the people who live here. Our knowledge extends to providing plumbing, heating, cooling and electric service to huge local projects like St. Catherine’s Hospital. As we have grown through the years, we have also maintained our commitment to understanding the needs of individual Kenosha families.
Many Kenosha homes feature a garbage disposal. Most people give it no mind. It is always there and is a great way to get rid of those table scraps that belong there – stuff that doesn’t really need to go in the garbage bag to the landfill.
First, let’s review those items which most people realize should not be put in your disposal:
- Egg shells
- Coffee grounds
- Fruit pits
- Potato peelings
- And, of course, grease, oils and fats should NEVER EVER put down the drain.
Putting those items down the drain, whether you run the disposal or not, contribute to clogging your residential drainage system between your home and the street. They can also contribute to more wide-ranging problems after they enter the municipal sewage system.
What you put through your garbage disposal can cause big problems for our environment. Some argue that some of the things being put down the drain are three times as likely to pollute our water then if they were sent to the landfill.
We all appreciate a clean, healthy Planet Earth. To help in that regard, most of us are willing to abide by some simple rules relating to “environmentally sound garbage disposal practices.”
The chemical composition of what is disposed of through the sewer system has the potential to have a negative impact on our water. Lee Service is in a position to give advice on plumbing and sewer-related issues from our 42 year history of being in a hands-on position of dealing with some of these challenges daily. We are proud to be “earth-friendly” and we want to maintain the quality of life on our planet for our children and grandchildren.
Some things go without saying, but we will say them here anyway. Toxic substances and things like oil from your car should never be put down the drain. Drugs (liquid or solid) should be disposed of according to the guidelines issued by our communities. We would all do well to think recycling with things like plastics and other things that scar our planet and fill up our landfills. Putting these items down the garbage disposal will create immediate as well as long-term problems for you. It may seem like a good idea at the time. But trust us – you are looking for trouble if you dispose of these items in your disposal.
Kenosha Water Utility, which is responsible for our sewage system, is one of the best in America. We should be proud of the work that Kenosha Water Utility does and be confident that they are doing everything a municipal water and sewer service can do to keep our water safe and handle sewage safely.
Kenosha Water Utility has no issue with garbage disposals providing Kenosha citizens abide by some pretty basic, simple guidelines.
On a broader scale, an October 2015 article on Fox 6 news website credits our Water Utility with innovative ways of dealing with sewage and the resulting sledge. This investment in our future will minimize the impact of the byproduct of our sewage ending up in landfills.
Even with the best Water Utility looking out for our planet and our community, We each need to do our part by being cognizant of what we put in the disposal.
Whenever there is a water shortage or drought conditions, Kenoshans (like all Americans) should re-examine their water usage. Since disposals use so much water, at those times, you should find alternative ways to dispose of your garbage.
Use your garbage disposal wisely. Recycle as much as you can. Learn how to compost. That process offers great promise for our environment.
Lee Service is your Southeastern Wisconsin expert on all things plumbing. Garbage disposals are just one area of expertise that we offer. Call us to discuss your homeowner issues. We are always at your disposal.
Give Lee Service a call – we mean it when we say “We are at your disposal!”