Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal with These Tips

garbage-disposaThe garbage disposal can play a vital role in the kitchen, eliminating scraps and waste, quickly and efficiently. However, in order to keep your garbage disposal working properly, you need to take good care of it, by following a few key rules.

We’ve listed these rules to live by, for extending the life of your garbage disposal.

Never Pour Grease or Fatty Oil Down The Drain

After cooking, it can be tempting to pour leftover grease down the drain.
This is one of the worst things you can do for your entire plumbing system. The grease and oils that you pour down into your system will not drain fully. Even if you flush them down with water, it isn’t enough to remove these residuals. Over time as you send more food waste down into this system, more and more will begin to catch onto these sticky residuals until they create a complete blockage in your pipes.
Wait for your grease and oil to cool down first, then dump them into a plastic grocery bag, and then into your main trash can. Use a grocery bag to pour the cooled grease or fat into first, to avoid make a huge mess.

DIY Home Cleaning Solutions Routinely

Over the course of usage, whether you are following the rules of what you should, and should not put down your drain, you are going to need to flush out your system with a powerful and refreshing clean, routinely to maintain top performance.
Just water and dish soap won’t do the job!

To clean away some of the toughest grime, slime, and goo—Here is an Abacus Secret Recipe Cleaning Solution!

  • Pour in White Distilled Vinegar
  • Add Baking Soda
  • Allow the two substances to react
  • Add a small amount of water to get it working throughout your whole draining system
  • Turn on disposal for about 5 seconds and then shut it off
  • Once you can not hear it “fizzle” anymore run cold water through it until you have rinse it all out

Always Operate Disposal with Water

If you run your disposal without any water flowing through it, than there is no flow pressure to push the waste through. If you run the grinding blades without water than the friction that is created can cause severe damage to your disposal. Save your money, and always run your disposal with an even flow of water.
Failure to do so can results in some serious damage, and an inefficient appliance. If you have experienced this or any other plumbing issue please contact us today!

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