If you have a garbage disposal, you know that it’s a great appliance to have around the kitchen. If used improperly it can clog your drains and could result in a costly repair.
Follow the list of do’s and don’t and it help you avoid costly repairs. Take care of your garbage disposal and it will take care of you. Follow the list below and it will help reduce the likelihood that your disposal will cause you problems.
Do’s and Don’ts when operating your Garbage Disposer
Do use cold water when running the disposer. Run the cold water for a few moments after you finish grinding.
Don’t use hot water when grinding. It is OK to run hot water into the disposer between uses.
Don’t pour grease or fat into your disposer or drain.
Don’t grind large amounts of vegetable peels at one time, feed small amounts while disposer and water are both running.
Don’t grind fibrous materials like Celery, Cornhusks, etc.
Don’t grind hard items like bones, fruit pits, etc.
Do grind citrus fruit peels to freshen up drain area.
Do grind ice cubes to clean you disposal. Disposer care products can also be found in major home centers, hardware and grocery stores.
Do read your operation manual.
If you find yourself with disposer problems and find that you need a replacement disposer or would like to install a new one and you don’t feel comfortable in making the repairs yourself call Crisp Plumbing at (941) 927-9700.
Our professional emergency plumbing services is available 24 hours, seven days a week to handle anything you don’t want to handle yourself.