How to Properly Run Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is something many homeowners take for granted and use on a frequent basis. There is a correct way to run the disposal to keep it and your drains  in good condition.

One of the most common ways to cause a clog or jamming of your disposal is to overload it with food. Instead, feed small amounts of food into your disposal at a time, always running cool water about 10 seconds beforehand. When you are done feeding food into the disposal, and it has completed grinding, turn it off and allow the water to run for about another 30 seconds to flush all the debris down the drain. At this point, you can run hot water to help further clean your drains.

If you have more questions about keeping your disposal in good condition, or you require repairs, then take advantage of our 40 years of experience and contact Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548.


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