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How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Life without a garbage disposal would be, hmm, messier?  A little less convenient?

So, like any other appliance you value, the idea is to take good care of it to avoid otherwise preventable repairs.  Here’s how:

  • Clean the inside. Just grab a few ice cubes and place them inside the unit along with a cup of vinegar.  Turn the unit on and let it run for about 5 minutes.    The result will be cleaner sides where food can and does stick.  If not cleaned periodically, it can’t help but stink up your kitchen.

 

  • Clean the drain line. Whatever can stink inside a garbage disposal can do the same once it moves into and down the drain line. That’s why we recommend pouring ground coffee down your disposal periodically. Yes, it really is just that simple.  
  • Create a pleasant-smelling disposal. Cut a lemon or orange into small pieces and grind them up. The peel’s strong fragrance will freshen things up, inside and outside your disposal.
  • Keep things out that can cause damage. There are two things in your house that are often used as trash bins, but shouldn’t be: your toilet bowl and garbage disposal.  Both have very specific and limited purposes.  So, to prevent damage to the inside of your disposal, including the blades, never load it with bones, meat fats, fibrous foods, un-popped kernels of corn, and non-food products.

Still, and even with all the care of the world, garbage disposals don’t last forever.  That’s where we come in.  Today or anytime at all, contact Arnold & Sons Plumbing for expert garbage disposal repair or replacement.  We’re the only plumbing company you’ll ever need, and for all the right reasons.

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

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