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Tips & Tricks:

Garbage Disposal Do's and Don'ts

Do

  • Always run Cold water when running garbage disposal. Cold water causes any grease and oils to solidify so they can be chopped up before reaching the trap.
  • Remember to run cold water through your garbage disposal for at least 2 minutes after you shut it off to ensure the food particles are flushed completely from the pipes.
  • Grind certain hard materials (small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, fruit pits). A scouring action is produced by the particles inside the grind chamber that cleans the chamber walls.
  • Cut large items into smaller pieces-put into disposer 1 at a time.
  • Put potato peels down in small amounts and grind a long time.
  • Grind used lemon and citrus peels to freshen up your disposer naturally.

Don't

  • DON’T use hot water, it causes grease to liquefy and accumulate causing drain clogs.
  • DON’T grind extremely fibrous material.
  • DON’T turn off until grinding stops- run water and extra few seconds after grinding stops.
  • DON’T use harsh chemicals such as bleach or drain cleaner.
  • NEVER pour grease or fat into disposer.

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