Proper maintenance and operation will extend the life of your garbage disposal and prevent plumbing and drain mishaps.
Good practices Today Can Prevent Major Plumbing and Drain Problems Tomorrow!
If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you know that it’s a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. But if not operated or maintained properly, a garbage disposal can easily break down, block and clog the drains and cause a long list of expensive plumbing and drain nightmares.
Clogged drains are a major inconvenience and garbage disposal repair can be a costly proposition. Fortunately, most garbage disposal troubles are completely unnecessary, and garbage disposal care and maintenance is extremely easy. Treat your garbage disposal well, and it will treat you well, in return. Below, we describe the mistakes you should avoid and the actions you should take in order to keep your garbage disposal working smoothly for many years and minimize the likelihood that you’ll need to call for plumbing or drain cleaning services.
Garbage Disposal Do’s:
Garbage Disposal Don’ts:
Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Running Problem-Free:
Ice is an extremely effective and inexpensive method for cleaning your garbage disposal, sharpening the blades and breaking up any grease build-up which has accumulated. Just toss a few ice cubes into the garbage disposal and run it. As the garbage disposal chops into the ice cubes, the ice chips will effectively scour all the hard to reach areas of the unit, and melt down the drain. Try this once or twice a month to keep your garbage disposal in fine working order.
To Remove or Prevent Nasty Garbage Disposal Smells:
Here are some natural methods to clean your garbage disposal that are good for the environment and very inexpensive.
Tips for Removing Fallen Objects:
What To Do if Your Garbage Disposal is Not Grinding:
Call a Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Professional When All Else Fails:
These are general maintenance tips and simple remedies for minor problems. If you try these solutions and they don’t work or if your problem seems to be getting worse, contact Flush Plumbing & Heating, Inc. immediately at 303-660-6006. We have the tools and know-how to address almost every garbage disposal emergency.