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Garbage disposals seem like such small features until they stop working. The garbage disposal is essential in any kitchen to remove food waste and assist in keeping our lives simplified and sanitary. If there is an issue with your garbage disposal, any one of our qualified plumbers can handle the repair quickly and efficiently. At The Rooter Works Plumbing and Drains, your convenience and happiness are our priorities. Therefore, we offer same-day appointments, weekend availability, and financing options to put your mind at ease.
To speak with one of our staff members about your garbage disposal issues, call (614) 412-3324 or send us a message through our online form.
General Garbage Disposal Guidelines
The term “garbage disposal” can be somewhat misleading. Your disposal, also known as a garburator, is not a garbage receptacle. It is important to know what to put down your garbage disposal and what to just put in your trash can.
For long-term garbage disposal maintenance, stick to putting organic materials down the drain, and toss any grease and grounds in your garbage bin. And of course, never put your hand down the disposal!
We recommend that you avoid putting the following things down your disposal:
- Grease, oil, and any fats
- Fruit pits
- Celery or any fibrous foods
- Meat bones
- Coffee grounds
- Pasta, rice, and potato peels
- Glass, metal, or plastic
- Inorganic materials
- Large amounts of anything
How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape
Keep the Water Flowing
Whenever you use the garbage disposal, be sure cold water is running down the drain as it grinds. Also, cold water is better than hot water for your disposal.
Keep it Clean
We recommend putting dish soap down into the disposal after washing dishes. Then run the cold water and the disposal for about a minute to allow it to refresh itself. Running the disposal frequently will also keep it from corroding and maintain its functioning.
Keep It Smelling Nice
There are a couple of different ways to ensure that your garbage disposal continues to be free of foul odors. One is to periodically toss in slices from a lemon or other citrus fruit. Grind them up for a kitchen fresh scent for the drain. Another way is to freeze vinegar into ice cubes. Grind the vinegar cubes in the disposal to kill odorous bacteria. Baking soda is another solution for awful smells. Leave the baking soda in the drain and rinse it several hours later for long-lasting scent control.
Let us help you return to your normal kitchen routine. Call our expert Columbus, Franklin, and Knox County plumbers at (614) 412-3324 today!
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