Due to laziness, I often dump coffee grounds down my sink.
Much like other life choices, it's just something I do while I calmly wait for it to blow up in my face.
Don't be like me.
If you're dumping any of the below items down your drain, stop doing so immediately, especially if you'd like to avoid the headache of a clogged drain at the worst possible time (because that's when they always happen).
Here's what to avoid:
It builds up over time and hinders the disposal's ability to grind.
Animal bones are nearly impossible to get down the drain; at best, they'll just keep spinning around with the blades.
The strings can tangle around the disposal's blades. Same goes for corn husks, onion skins, artichokes and asparagus.
Pasta and rice will swell up and get clogged on the way down, even if it's fully cooked.
5. Coffee grounds
Grounds won't actually damage the disposal; in fact, they might even help eliminate odors. Bur unfortunately they can accumulate in drains and pipes, resulting in clogs.
6. Hot water
When grinding waste, opt for room temperature water. Hot water can cause grease to liquefy and accumulate, which clogs up your drain.
7. Bleach or drain cleaners
These chemicals can damage blades and pipes. As an alternative, is a natural sink cleaner that breaks down mold and mildew that accumulates in garbage disposals.
Clear sinks, full hearts, can't lose.