How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Maybe garbage disposals are way down the list of “most important plumbing fixtures,” but they still add convenience to your life.

They also can stink to high heaven, back up and overflow.  Which means a little ongoing maintenance is in order.

So, from our house to yours, here are some time-tested methods to keep your disposal clean plus clog- and repair free.

  • Cleaning the interior – The best way is to combine some come up lemon chunks with a handful of ice cubes and grind them up thoroughly. In addition to getting it clean, it will help prevent foul odors. 
  • Cleaning the drain line – Whatever can stink inside a garbage disposal can have the same impact on the connecting drain line. Your best bet is pouring coffee grinds into your disposal and again thoroughly grinding them up.
  • Making it smell nice – It’s one thing to prevent unpleasant odors, and quite another to create a pleasant-smelling garbage disposal. Once again, it’s cut up lemon or orange pieces to the rescue, but this time without the ice cubes.  Their strong fragrance will freshen things up inside and outside your disposal.
  • Preventing damage – There are two things in your house that are often used as trash bins but shouldn’t be: your toilet bowl and garbage disposal.  Both have specific and limited purposes.  So, to prevent internal damage, including to the blades, never place bones, meat fats, fibrous foods, un-popped kernels of corn, or non-food products inside it.

And yet, no matter how careful you might be, sooner or later you’re bound to run into a repair problem…or maybe it’s just time to replace it. No matter the problem might be, count on Pann Home Services to get the job done with a guaranteed price quote and your 100% satisfaction also guaranteed.