Is it bad to have a garbage disposal with a septic system?

Answer On One Hand: Effectiveness of Septic SystemsWhen properly maintained, a septic system is an effective way to treat waste water and is fairly self-cleaning. Septic systems transport water to a tank ... Read More »

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Can you use a garbage disposal with a septic tank?

Yes, you can use a garbage disposal with a septic tank. However, using a garbage disposal increases the amount of solid matter in the septic tank and may result in more frequent maintenance pumping... Read More »

What should you do if you have a locked up garbage disposal?

First, turn off the power. Then, remove any objects inside the disposal. Things that usually get caught are chicken skin, bones, mashed potatoes, celery and so on. If that does not work, use a broo... Read More »

Have a little bead stuck in my garbage disposal.?

On the bottom of the unit, in the center, theres a socket for an allen wrench. Unplug the unit, stick the allen wrench in, and work it back and forth until you feel the blades loosen up. Then reach... Read More »

Do you need a pee trap with a garbage disposal?

Most plumbers would say yes, of course . . . but I have my doubts. The purpose of the pee trap is to prevent sewer gas leaks into the home and to catch your engagement ring when you drop it in the ... Read More »