Roto-Rooter Plumbing Tips for Better Garbage Disposal Use

Roto-Rooter Plumbing Tips for Better Garbage Disposal Use

San Diego plumbing needs are met every day by dozens of different plumbing services in varying degrees of quality. The experience and training of the plumber will determine how long the repair will take to complete and also how expensive the final tab will be. If you are tired of poor service and unresolved plumbing issues, you need to experience what Roto-Rooter can do for you. For generations we have been the plumbing service provider of choice because we care about the customer experience on all levels. From our amazing line of products, tools and resources for home repair to our excellent response team of trained and experienced technicians, Roto-Rooter is your one-stop spot for all your plumbing needs. In an effort to continue with this tradition of excellence, we have compiled this guide to help you use and take better care of your garbage disposal.

Garbage Disposal

One of the best plumbing appliances that have come about in the last fifty years is the garbage disposal. These units make disposing of food waste products so much easier. In houses without disposals, garbage has to be taken out once or twice a day even before the bag is full because food products will start to stink and decay. With such a great unit in your sink, why not use it properly and take better care of it so that it can last for years without problems? Use the following suggestions to do so:

  • Remember to ALWAYS have water running when using the disposal. Failing to do so will result in the grinding motor overworking and eventually giving out. In addition, a lack of lubrication will make the blades go dull very quickly.
  • When using the garbage disposal, make sure that you give it enough time to adequately grind up the waste before shutting it off. Also, even after the waste has been chewed up well, let the water run for several seconds longer to wash away any bits that linger. Doing this will minimize decay and odors from forming.
  • One great way to make your disposal to smell amazing after heavy use is to finish it off with a few citrus peels. Grinding up the peels and rinds not only make the unit smell fresh, but also help strip away any gunk building up in the grinding chamber.

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