Hot summer days mean lots of extra time in the kitchen! And thats a good thing! Means spending lots of quality time with the family and sharing great stories and events of the day!
In the long summer days we see lots and wear and tear at the garbage disposal. Common service calls are that the garbage is jammed, buzzing, not working at all, or leaking.
What condition is your Garbage disposal currently in?
EASY GARBAGE DISPOSAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
First, individuals should never put non-food items down their disposals because these can become stuck on the blades and clog the pipes. Second, the disposal blades can be cleansed by running lemon or other citrus peels through the disposal regularly to create a pleasing aroma.
In addition, only small items should be put through the disposal because larger pieces may become stuck, clogging the drain. Large items, such as whole fruits or vegetables, should be cut into several smaller pieces before putting them down the disposal.
Cooking oil and other greases should never be put down the garbage disposal because they can impede the blades. Lastly, cold water should be running when the garbage disposal is on and should continue to run for 30 seconds after the disposal is turned off to ensure that all food particles have been rinsed through the pipes.
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