A properly functioning garbage disposal can save you time, energy, and hassle when preparing meals and cleaning up after them in the kitchen. In order to work properly, however, a garbage disposal must also be properly handled and maintained.

For tips on keeping your garbage disposal in good working condition, check out this Chow.com video clip. In it, expert Heather George offers advice that can help you care for and maintain your disposal. To give your disposal and kitchen sink a fresh smell following a routine cleaning and blade sharpening, grind up a mix of lemon and orange peels with your freshly sharpened disposal blades.

Are you having trouble with the garbage disposal in your Libertyville home? If so, call Arrow Plumbing, Inc. at (847) 549-9600 to arrange for a qualified plumber to get your disposal working again and help you resolve any other plumbing problems you may be dealing with.