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Garbage Disposal

  1. Always run cold water when using the garbage disposal to keep any grease and oils that can accumulate in a solid state so they can be broken up before going through the trap. Liquid grease and oils can cling to pipes and increase the chance of your pipes clogging.
  2. Use your garbage disposal often to keep it clean and in good working condition.
  3. Use citrus fruit rinds or whole pieces such as lemons or oranges in your disposal to keep it smelling fresher.
  4. Break down larger items and try not to overload the disposal all at once.
  5. Run the disposal until all food waste is dispatched. Continue to run cold water for 15 to 20 seconds after shutting the disposal off. This will allow all the waste to move down the drain.
  6. If your garbage disposal is not working check the bottom of the disposal. Most have a reset button.