Helpful kitchen tips
Avoid pouring fats or cooking oils down the drain because liquid fats solidify in the pipes and create clogs. Wipe congealed grease from pots.
Never put hard-to-grind, stringy, fibrous waste into the garbage disposer (poultry skins, carrots, celery, pumpkin pulp or banana peels). The disposer can't sufficiently grind these items and they will clog your sink drain.
Run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds before and after using the garbage disposer to flush waste down the main line.
Turn on the disposer before adding food debris.
Run the dishwasher and washing machine at night or at off times to conserve water temperature and pressure for your guests.