Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips For Homeowners

broken garbage disposalThe kitchen is the heart of your home. It is where you prepare and make meals for the family. It is the most popular room in many homes, where most families spend most of their time. Therefore, it is a huge issue when a pungent odor invades the epicenter of your home. The smell could come from anywhere. However, the likely culprit of the bad smell is your garbage disposal.

Robinson Plumbing provides plumbing maintenance, installations, and repairs. When your garbage disposal has a problem, such as a garbage disposal leak, you can count on us to repair your unit. If your home requires a garbage disposal replacement, then we can take care of that for you too. Robinson Plumbing‘s goal is to offer you practical solutions for the most affordable prices. Call us today!

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Maintenance Tips After A Garbage Disposal Replacement Allentown PA

Most households today have disposal units in their homes. The garbage disposal makes it easy to get rid of unwanted food garbage. It is also an essential part of keeping your home clean and safe. In this article, we will discuss some garbage disposal maintenance tips to help keep your unit in tiptop shape.

Run It Regularly

cooking in kitchenLike any other machine, you will need to run your kitchen disposal unit regularly. It is the first step you need to make to ensure that it doesn’t clog or break down. Also, periodically running it helps prevent rust and corrosion. If you don’t do this often, you risk freezing up the garbage disposal and leaving any food inside to harden. Turn on the water and run the disposal every few days to keep this from happening.

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Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is in need of a good cleaning if it is emitting unpleasant smells inside your home. There are many ways you can clean your kitchen disposal unit. The good news is you probably have the items inside your home that you will need to clean it.

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Ice Cubes

ice cubesGrinding ice cubes in your garbage disposal is a great way to keep the blades sharp. It is also a great way to get rid of any nasty odors. What you need to do is pour vinegar in an ice cube tray and freeze it. Once frozen, place some in your garbage disposal and let it grind it. It should help eliminate the bad odors.

Baking Soda & Vinegar

This method is an excellent way to maintain your garbage disposal. First, mix half a cup of a baking soda and a cup of vinegar then pour the mixture down the drain. Close down the drain and allow the mix to bubble for a few minutes. Afterward, open the drain and pour boiling water down the drain to flush everything through.

Orange Or Lemon Peels

Place a couple of orange or lemon peels in your garbage disposal. Run some water down the drain as you grind the peels. This method is an excellent way of getting rid of the odors. The citrus oil from the peels will help freshen up the smell in your home while the rough skins help sharpen the garbage disposal blades.

Grind Biodegradable Food Only

Grinding glass, plastic, metal, paper, bones, cigarette butts or anything foreign in your kitchen disposable unit will lead to damages. With that in mind, remember only to put biodegradable food inside your garbage disposal. Moreover, when grinding biodegradable food, cut larger items into smaller pieces. Refrain from shoving all of the little bits of biodegradable food at once. Instead, feed the disposal unit small bits at a time. You also need to remember to avoid grinding extremely fibrous material like corn husks, pumpkin, and onion skins as the fibers from these can tangle and jam the motor. Never put egg shells, coffee grounds, pasta, flour, or grease in your disposal unit.

Use Cold Water

Make sure that you are using cold water when using your garbage disposal. Hot water tends to melt the food your unit is trying to grind. Hot water is counterproductive to your garbage disposal as it will allow the waste to cling to the sides of the drain pipe and gum up the entire device. Cold water, on the other hand, hardens the food which makes it easier to grind and push through the drain pipe.

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When your garbage disposal is in need of repair, it is vital that you have it checked immediately. For trusted plumbing services, including garbage disposal replacements, repairs, and installations, call Robinson Plumbing.

All of our plumbing services are high-quality and affordably priced.
Our team of knowledgeable plumbers will diagnose any issues in your home and offer the best solutions. As a family-owned and operated business, we believe in delivering superior services for honest prices. We treat our customers like an extension of the family.

When working with us, you will find that our services are affordable, fast, and clean. All of our plumbers are properly licensed with years of experience in the industry. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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Some of the areas we service include Allentown, Catasauqua, Coplay, Laurys Station and these zip codes: 18101, 18032, 18037, 18059 as well as all surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

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