When you have young children in the house, you need to childproof every room. The kitchen and its plumbing appliances can be dangerous for children to use, but there are steps you can take to avoid accidents and injuries. Here’s what parents should know about garbage disposal safety.
Garbage disposals grind up leftover scraps so your garbage can doesn’t fill up too quickly, but they can be dangerous if you don’t know how to use them. Children are curious, but it’s the parents’ job to teach them not to play around the sink. Consider adding a cover plate to your garbage disposal switch so your kids can’t turn it on. You can even use a key switch so the disposal can’t be turned on by accident. Teach your children from a young age that it’s dangerous to use the garbage disposal, and keep an eye on them while they’re in the kitchen to make sure they listen.
A malfunctioning garbage disposal is extra-dangerous, so contact your Berkeley plumbing professionals if you need to have yours fixed. You can reach the team at Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating by calling (510) 843-6904 today.