A dirty garbage disposal can easily clog and may emit an unpleasant smell. Cleaning out your garbage disposal takes only a few minutes and prevents further plumbing problems.

This video shows step-by-step instructions for cleaning out your garbage disposal using tongs, ice, salt or vinegar, and lemon peels. Never use harsh chemicals such as drain cleaner or put your hand into your disposal. If you cannot clear out your disposal on your own, call a plumber for assistance.

If you need plumbing help in Libertyville, call Arrow Plumbing, Inc. at (888) 349-8161. We proudly provide residential and commercial plumbing services including disposal repair, water heater repair, and fixture installations. Visit our website to find more tips from the pros on maintaining your home’s plumbing.