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How to manage your Garbage Disposal Properly at home???

Good Practices Today Can Prevent Major Plumbing and Drain Problems that may occur tomorrow!

Simply garbage disposal is also known as waste disposal unit, is a device underneath a sink that shreds food waste so that it can pass through plumbing. A garbage disposal is a great way to keep the smells of old garbage out of your garbage cans and kitchen. If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you know that it is a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. A long list of expensive plumbing and drain nightmares can occur if garbage disposal is not operated or maintained properly. Similarly, a garbage disposal can easily break down, block and clog the drains. So we should try to maintain and manage garbage disposal properly at home office.

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Understand the following:

#. What to do for Garbage Disposal (Do’s):

  • Keep your garbage disposal clean. Pour a little dish soap inside and let the garbage disposal run for a minute or so with some cold water after washing dishes.
  • Do run your garbage disposal regularly. Frequent use prevents rust and corrosion, assures that all parts stay moving and prevents obstructions from accumulating.
  • Do grind food waste strong flow of cold water. Why cold water? It will cause any grease or oils that may get into the unit to solidify so that they can be chopped up before reaching the trap.
  • Do grind certain hard materials such as small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, small fruit pits, etc. A scouring action is created by these particles inside the grind chamber that cleans the garbage disposal’s walls.
  • Do cut large items into smaller pieces. Put them into the garbage disposal one at a time instead of trying to shove a large amount in at once.

NOW have look at What should not we do for garbage disposal (DON’Ts)

Remember that Do not put Non-biodegradable Food on the Garbage disposal!!

  • Do not grind glass, plastic, metal or even paper, anything combustible
  • We should not pour grease, oil or fat into your garbage disposal or drain. Grease will slowly accumulate and impede your garbage disposal’s grinding ability as well as clog drains.
  • Do not use hot water when grinding food waste. Hot water will cause grease to liquefy and accumulate, causing drains to clog.
  • Try not to grind extremely fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins, and artichokes. Fibers from these can tangle and jam the garbage disposal motor and block drains.
  • Do not put too many potato peels down the garbage disposal. The starches in the potatoes will turn into a thick paste and may cause blades to stick.
  • Do not use large amounts of food down the garbage disposal. Feed food into the garbage disposal a little at a time with the cold water running; this will help the food scraps flow down freely through the drain pipes and plumbing.
  • Do not put expandable foods into your garbage disposal. Foods like pasta and rice expand when you add water in a pot; they do the same thing once inside your pipes or garbage disposal and are the cause of many jams and clogs.

Hope you would like your handy tips to manage your garbage disposal properly. Consequently, if you use the above mentioned tips you can stay away from disposal problems. If again you have any kinds of plumbing and drain problems

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