Posted on 11/7/2014
Garbage disposal

Capable of processing most scraps left on plates following a meal, a garbage disposal is an underappreciated blessing to the member of a household who is tasked with routine kitchen duty. Relative to the time and energy it saves, a garbage disposal requires very little maintenance. Still, it is important that you know what can and cannot make its way down your garbage disposal and that you care for your disposal accordingly.

In addition to following this protocol and using your garbage disposal for its intended use and not as a trash compactor, you should clean and hone your disposal every two or three weeks. All that this requires is ice and either rock salt or vinegar and a few minutes of your time. Pour a couple of cups of ice down the disposal and chase the ice with vinegar or salt. Run your disposal for 10 seconds, and then let cool water send the natural cleaning and blade-sharpening agents down the drain.

If you are worried that grease, fat, oil, bones, pasta, or rice have jammed your garbage disposal or clogged your kitchen plumbing, contact a professional plumber. For garbage disposal repairs or pipe and drain cleaning in your Libertyville area home, call Arrow Plumbing, Inc. at (847) 549-9600.