As a result, it’s maintenance and care is often overlooked. It goes without saying that a broken or malfunctioning garbage disposal can create quite a mess. For that reason, the plumbing professionals at Jackson Comfort Services are dedicated to providing the best garbage disposal installation and repair services.
The best way to make sure your garbage disposal works properly at all times is to take steps to stop problems from occurring in the first place. Almost all garbage disposal problems are avoidable, provided you follow these important guidelines:
If you have to stuff it down the drain, you should avoid putting it there in the first place. If you can, you should always throw larger scraps or garbage in the trash can.
There are a list of foods that you should always avoid putting in the garbage disposal including potato skins, bone fragments, eggshells, banana peels, fats, grease, popcorn kernels, fruit pits, seeds, stringy vegetables like celery, and coffee grounds.
Running water as your garbage disposal works to get rid of waste will help reduce clogs. It also works to lubricate the motor, bearings and blades. Remember to run for at least 20 seconds after you stop the disposal as well.
Running water as your grind up ice cubes can help clean the garbage disposal blades.
If your disposal has an odor, try putting small citrus or orange peel pieces down the drain and grind while running water.