Your garbage disposal allows you put food waste down the drain and keeps it from creating a foul odor in your trashcan. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t know what should go through the disposal and what needs to be thrown away. In addition to be careful what you run through the disposal, there are several things you can do to properly maintain it. Here are some basic tips for how to take care of your garbage disposal and keep it running as long as possible.
Maintain Your Garbage Disposal
It is always a good idea to make sure a stray spoon or fork has fallen into the disposal before you turn it on. This will save wear and tear on the blades, as well as your flatware. Running cold water through the disposal for 30 seconds before and after you run it will ensure that everything gets flushed down the drain. It is also recommended that you clean your disposal by pouring dish soap into and then running water while running it empty. If you want to knock loose food particles that may have gotten stuck, just run a few ice cubes through the disposal. You also want to be careful what you run through the disposal, to ensure that the blades don’t get dull and that the disposal doesn’t clog. There are many things you should never put down the garbage disposal if you don’t want to have to call for repairs.
Contact Our Office
If you do have a problem with your garbage disposal, Patrick E. Chase Plumbing & Heating offers professional garbage disposal repair and replacement services. Contact us at 412-561-3624 for all your disposal needs.