It is imperative that kitchen plumbing works well. What follows are five questions that our plumbers are often asked when they make service calls. Answers to these questions should help you keep your kitchen working well all of the time. If you have questions that aren't answered here, go to the Roto-Rooter website. This website contains hundreds of instructions, tips and videos designed to help you with all your plumbing needs.
Any sink can emit odors from time to time. However, if you use a garbage disposal, your sink is more likely to produce smells. When you grind the food, small fragments can remain in the grooves of the appliance. As the food decays it will cause your disposal and sink to smell.
There are several different methods you can use to clean your disposal. These include the following methods:
Generally a strange sound means that something is in the disposal that shouldn't be there. The blades are having a difficult time breaking the object into small pieces so that it can go down the drain. Common items that cause problems are twist-ties from bread sacks, small pieces of broken glass, popcorn kernels, small bones or other hard objects.
Most of the time blades get jammed when too much food is in the appliance at one time. The volume overwhelms the blades and doesn't give them enough room to work. Only push small amounts at a time into the opening.
It is very easy to dislodge the blades with the following steps:
This should fix the disposal. If it doesn't work, repeat the process one or two more times. If that still doesn't work call Roto-Rooter for help.
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