Homeowner Tip – Garbage Disposals


Garbage disposals are great to have when they are working properly and yet many people do not know how to maintain a well-working disposal. Here are a few tips to keep your disposal running at its best efficiency.

  1. Regularly run the disposal. Even if you think nothing is in it, bits of debris get in there and need to be flushed out regularly.
  2. Don’t put things in the garbage disposal that can harm it. This includes banana skins, broccoli, celery, corn husks, potato peels, bones, eggshells, coffee grounds, and fat. Eggshells and coffee grounds won’t damage the garbage disposal and have actually been suggested to help sharpen the disposal blades but they can contribute to drain clogs, so it’s best to avoid these products.
  3. Run cold water when using the disposal. Cold water will help solidify things you’re grinding which will help break them up faster and makes them less likely to stick to the garbage disposal blades and walls.
  4. Clean the disposal at least every 2 weeks. You can do this with a home remedy of baking soda and vinegar. Or you can use disposal cleaning products found at your local store. Citrus works great for refreshing the disposal.

These tips will help you maintain a well-run garbage disposal! If you have questions about your disposal, give us a call, we’re happy to help.

Ryan Reynolds Team, LLC : Unlimited Opportunities, Exceptional Experiences


(614) 726-6971

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