Arlington Garbage Disposal Care

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Garbage Disposal Repair Arlington VA

In hopes of having property owners not have unanticipated Arlington garbage disposal repairs, and to see to it it remains clean and odor free, we put this infographic together to highlight the items that one ought to not put into a disposer.

Among the leading food waste products to not put in a garbage disposal unit is grease. It appears safe enough given that it is primarily a liquid and soft, however can quickly clog up water pipes given that it can adhere to the insides of sink pipes. Grease is best put in the trash bin. Other items that need to not go in are bones, onion and potato peels, celery, shells from shell fish, big amounts of coffee grounds, and pastas (which can likewise make a sticky mess in ones drain pipes).

In regards to effectively running the disposal device, see to it that only cold water is used and have the water running on high before switching on the disposer. Then, in small amounts put food waste into it. Once all the waste is chopped up, run the disposal for 30 to 60 seconds longer. And of course, keep the water running till after the disposal is switched off.

To keep the disposal blades clean and without debris, chop up a couple of ice cubes to clean it. Likewise, slice lemon slices or other citrus peels to assist in keeping odors away.

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Here is our infographic too:

Garbage Disposal Repair Arlington VA