Posted on 9/29/2016


Once you install a garbage disposal in your kitchen, it quickly becomes indispensable. To keep your garbage disposal running for years, it’s important that you pay attention to basic maintenance. Rust is just one of several problems that can befall your garbage disposal; fortunately, avoiding rust is a simple affair.

Garbage disposals are exposed to a lot of water—and water, as you know, can cause rust. That said, your garbage disposal won’t rust as long as it is clear of food. It’s the acids and oils from food that can weaken the integrity of your garbage disposal, leaving it vulnerable to rust. The best way to prevent this is to run water through your garbage disposal while you’re using it, and then for about 30 seconds afterward. Cold water is best because it hardens your food, making it easier for the disposal to grind and discard.

If your garbage disposal is acting up, contact the expert plumbers at Arrow Plumbing, Inc. We offer a number of plumbing services, including garbage disposal repair. Call our Libertyville office at (847) 984-3258 for more information.