Your garbage disposal might mean a great deal to your kitchen and your
family, so it’s in your best interest to
take good care of it. Misusing your disposal can result in avoidable plumbing problems, so
make sure the whole family knows how to use it properly. Read on for an
overview of a few garbage disposal do’s and don’ts.
Do Run the Faucet While Using It
Homeowners often realize that they should run the faucet while using their
garbage disposals. However, you should make sure the water you run down
your drain is cold. Cold water will push food scraps down the drain without
melting them, ensuring that they won’t attach to the sides of your
drain. Be sure to run a strong cold current when using your garbage disposal.
Do Keep It Clean
If your garbage disposal is dirty, your whole kitchen may suffer. Some
food products are particularly potent in aroma, while others can get caught
in your drain and emit odors over time. If you want to make your garbage
disposal the best-smelling component of your plumbing system, clean it
on a regular basis. Whenever you wash your dishes, run the garbage disposal
and add in some dish soap. You can also toss in some lemon peels to grace
your kitchen with a nice, citrusy scent.
Don’t Pour Grease Down It
Just like other plumbing appliances, your garbage disposal isn’t
made to handle everything. Unless you have plenty of time and money to
spend on drain cleaning, keep coffee grounds, cigarette butts, and cooking
grease away from your garbage disposal. It’s particularly crucial
to keep grease out of your garbage disposal; after you pour it down the
drain, it can solidify and attach to the walls of your drains. This can
ultimately require professional drain cleaning.
Are you having problems with your garbage disposal? Feel free to call the team at
Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548. It is our goal to help you make the most of your plumbing
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