Durham Garbage Disposal Care

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Garbage Disposal Repair Durham NC

In hopes of having property owners not have unexpected Durham garbage disposal repairs, and to ensure it stays clean and odor free, we put this infographic together to highlight the items that one should not put into a disposer.

One of the leading food waste items to not put in a garbage disposal unit is grease. It seems harmless enough because it is mostly a fluid and soft, but can easily clog up pipes considering that it can stick to the insides of sink pipes. Grease rather should be put in the trash can. Other products that need to not enter are bones, onion and potato peels, celery, shells from shell fish, large quantities of coffee grounds, and pastas (which can also make a sticky mess in ones drain pipes).

In regards to effectively running the disposal unit, make sure that only cold water is utilized and have the water running on high before switching on the disposer. Then, in percentages put food waste into it. Once all the waste is chopped up, run the disposal for 30 to 60 seconds longer. And obviously, keep the water running up until after the disposal is shut off.

To keep the disposal blades clean and free of debris, chop up a couple of ice cubes to clean it. Also, chop lemon slices or other citrus peels to assist in keeping odors away.

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Here is our infographic too:

Garbage Disposal Repair Durham NC