Plumbing Tips: Troubleshooting a Garbage Disposal Clog

Plumbing Tips: Troubleshooting a Garbage Disposal Clog

A garbage disposal is designed to help make a homeowner’s cleanup more convenient and efficient. However, when your disposal or drain is experiencing a problem, things can go from bad to worse in no time.

Your disposal can become clogged over time with small food particles. These particles can add up and make a large mass that sits in the cage and rots. This will quickly lead to foul odors throughout your kitchen.  Enzyme treatments are ideal because they are designed to help ensure proper flow of water down the drain by breaking down any food and grease stuck in your disposal. Enzyme drain cleaner is typically very affordable and can help save you a great deal of time and money in the future.

Simple Fixes

Keep your disposal  clean and smelling fresh. To do this, empty any plates into the trash before washing them off in the sink. Be aware of what you are dumping down the drain. If the items are prone to expanding or clogging normal drains, they can wreak havoc on your disposal.

It is important to flush water through the disposal for several seconds after using it to ensure that the waste has time to be carried through the drainage system. You might consider grinding up a combination of ice cubes and lemon rinds in your disposal to help alleviate any smells.

Choose a Plumber Who Cares

If simple fixes are not working and you are in need of a plumber, then make sure to choose one who uses and offers only the highest quality plumbing equipment, materials, and products available

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