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If you do a lot of cooking, you probably use your garbage disposal fairly often. Like any other home appliance, your garbage disposal requires regular maintenance to perform its best. Keeping your garbage disposal in good shape can be fairly easy if you know how to use and clean it properly.
Watch What You Flush
Perhaps the most important aspect of maintaining your garbage disposal is limiting the items you send down it. Plastics and other inorganic items should always be thrown away or recycled. Even certain organic items can cause problems for your disposal. These items include coffee grounds, egg shells, bones, potato peels, fruit pits, banana peels, celery, and other fibrous food items. Hard items can damage the grinders, while fibrous foods can become tangled.
Cut Items into Small Pieces
There’s no point in trying to challenge your kitchen garbage disposal. Large items can be very difficult for your system to grind, and may end up getting stuck. Instead of sending whole pieces of fruit down the disposal, chop items into smaller pieces first. If anything gets caught in your garbage disposal, try to work it out with a pair of tongs—never put your hand down the disposal. For particularly troublesome clogs or malfunctions, call a professional plumber.
Whether you use your garbage disposal a lot or a little, it’s a good idea to clean it once every couple of weeks or so. Experts recommend dumping ice cubes down the disposal to help clear the shredders of food debris. You might even consider freezing lemon juice or vinegar and sending those cubes down the drain. Whenever you use your disposal, be sure to run cold water for 30 seconds or so.
Ace Plumbing of Sacramento can answer your garbage disposal questions and address any malfunctions that occur. Our stellar plumbing and sewer repair services have earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call us at (866) 999-4703 to speak with a representative or visit our website for more plumbing information.
When cooking and cleaning, you probably make good use of your garbage disposal. To make sure your disposal works properly for years to come, you need to clean it out every couple weeks.
This video demonstrates a few handy tips for cleaning your garbage disposal. First, send ice down your garbage disposal, followed by rock salt or vinegar. Then, rinse it out with cold water. To give your garbage disposal a fresh smell, consider feeding it lemon peels. If anything gets stuck in your disposal, do not try to remove it with your hands—use tongs or pliers instead.
If you can’t remove a clog with tongs, call Ace Plumbing of Sacramento at (866) 999-4703. We can help you with garbage disposal repair and any other kind of plumbing problem.
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