Do’s and Don’ts For Your Garbage Disposal

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A garbage disposal can be beneficial for you as long as you take care of it properly.

A garbage disposal can be beneficial for you as long as you take care of it properly. Here are some do’s and don’ts for maintaining your disposal:

  • Do clean it with ice: Using ice cubes is one of the easiest ways to clean your garbage disposal. Take a handful of ice cubes and place them in your drain. Make sure you put the rubber stopper over the disposal entrance before you turn it on. 
  • Don’t grind any non-food items: It is common for people to put stickers from fruit or plastic into the garbage disposal which can damage it. It was made to only handle food waste. 
  • Do use a degreaser: Using a degreaser helps to prevent fat from building up in your garbage disposal. It also helps it to run more efficiently and eliminates any odors.
  • Don’t grind these specific foods: Garbage disposals can’t withstand all foods. Avoid putting these foods down your garbage disposal: eggshells, rice, animal bones and fat, and pasta.

If you suspect a malfunction, leak, or damage in your disposal, don’t let the problem grow and create water damage. Contact The Plumber Heating and Cooling today at (716) 260-2389.