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Keep your Garbage Disposal Healthy: Do’s and Don’tsSinkPix

Here are some tips on how to properly care for your garbage disposal.  Please remember you are responsible to keep it clean and working properly.

Garbage Disposal Do’s:

  • Do keep your garbage disposal clean.
  • Do run your garbage disposal regularly.
  • Do grind food waste with a strong flow of cold water.
  • Do cut large food items into smaller pieces.

Garbage Disposal Don’ts:

  • Don’t grind rock, glass, plastic, metal or paper.
  • Don’t grind anything combustible.
  • Don’t grind cigarette butts.
  • Don’t pour grease, oil, or fat into your garbage disposal or ANY drain.
  • Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste.
  • Don’t grind extremely fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins and artichokes.
  • Don’t turn off the motor or water until grinding is complete.
  • Don’t put potato skins down the garbage disposal.
  • Don’t put large amounts of foods down the garbage disposal.
  • Don’t put expandable foods down the drain (rice, pasta, etc.)
  • Don’t grind bones
  • Don’t use harsh chemicals like bleach or drain cleaners. They can damage pipes.

To Remove or Prevent Garbage Disposal Smells

  • Toss lemon or orange peels into the disposal and grind up.
  • Put baking soda and salt into the drain and leave it a few hours before running the water.
Posted by: coloradosucasa on December 4, 2015
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