Prevent Problems with Garbage Disposal

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Preventing garbage disposal issues. (Photo Credits)

A home’s garbage disposal is important especially in the kitchen. Any problems with it will surely cause inconvenience since it is mostly part of the kitchen sink – which is used day in and day out in the kitchen.

Expert plumbers say every homeowner should be aware of simple tips in maintaining a home garbage disposal and at the same time they should know how to use it properly.

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Home maintenance website Today’s Homeowner mentioned several tips to keep a garbage disposal working smoothly. One of their tips is to regularly use it with care. A/C And HVAC

“Run your garbage disposal on a regular basis. Even if you don’t have anything to grind up, turn on the water and run the disposal every few days to move the parts around. Otherwise, the disposal can freeze up, rust, or corrode; and any leftover food inside can harden, leading to odors and clogs.”

Check out the rest of their tips here.

Avoiding costly repairs

HomeAdvisor.com meanwhile shared tips on preventing garbage disposal issues. According to its web post, there are some practices that should be avoided so that the garbage disposal will work on its optimum a condition. Plumbing Association of San Diego  

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“Never Evers: Never grind fibrous foods, coffee grounds, or eggshells, bones, glass, rubber or metal in your garbage disposal. Never overfill it. And never use chemical drain cleaners to unclog it: they won’t work and you’ll be stuck with a sink full of toxic liquids.”

Check out the whole web post here.

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Home improvement website The Spruce has meanwhile came up with a comprehensive online post on troubleshooting garbage disposal problems. One of the issues they mentioned is when a garbage disposal stops working. In their article though they cautioned their readers to NEVER reach into a garbage disposal regardless if it has been turned off from the main switch because it can cause hand injuries.

“If the garbage disposal won’t turn on but the motor makes a humming sound when you flip the switch, it indicates that the inner flywheel is jammed. Usually, this causes the appliance’s reset button to pop or the circuit breaker to trip very quickly. This is not a situation you want to continue for very long, as it can burn out the disposer’s motor unless the reset button or circuit breaker shuts things off. “

Read the rest of their troubleshooting tips here.

If unsure as to how to go about fixing a garbage disposal issue, it would always be best to seek the professional services of a licensed plumbing contractor.

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