A working garbage disposal saves time and effort in the kitchen. Unfortunately, it’s not at all times clear what should and shouldn’t go in them, which results in clogs or damage. Here are a few problems we commonly handle:
You need to run chilled water into the disposal while it’s on since cool water solidifies any oil poured in, making it easier for the blades to break waste down. Garbage disposals should also be used regularly to avoid the formation of rust.
A leaky garbage disposal is an easy fix if you can find the root cause. Any old or damaged parts should be replaced. Disposals may start to leak due to:
Most leaks can be fixed except when in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is the case, you will need to get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to locate and complete this along with other simple repairs, so keep that in mind when considering calling a pro. Having an Expert specialist like one from Matz-Rightway diagnose and repair your problem offers time to notice other components about to fail. You can resolve both malfunctions right then and there.
To eliminate the risk of your garbage disposal smelling, food scraps must be ground up right away with cold water. Thirty seconds is usually more than enough time. Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they frequently cause drainage issues and unpleasant smells. While bleach can seem like a good idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food residue in your pipes, causing clogs.
Our plumbing Experts recommend using these cleaning solutions each week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:
You can also buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to help remove odors. If your garbage disposal still smells, you may be dealing with a leak (especially if the smell resembles a sewer). Contact us at 631-406-9220 for Expert plumbing service.
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