Reducing solid waste and trash can help keep the kitchen smell fresh and clean. With little daily maintenance and repair, your garbage disposal will serve you for many years. Please follow these garbage disposal and maintenance tips to keep your kitchen appliances in good condition.
1. Perform routine maintenance
Regular waste disposal and maintenance include regular sharpening of the blades, descaling, and cleaning the devices. These tasks are very easy!
You can clean and sharpen the blade by dropping a few ice cubes down the drain, grinding it, and rinsing off the waste with cold water. This can also help prevent buildup. For further cleaning and descaling, pour a cup of vinegar, let it stand for about an hour, and then rinse it off with hot water. Do not use harsh chemicals to clean the disposal, as these can damage critical components. You only need to do this once a year.
2. Use plenty of cold water
Introduce cold water while maintaining your garbage disposal. Before starting disposal, turn on the water first and then press and hold the water for a few seconds after the disposal is complete. This helps the particles to flow easily through the pipe. Avoid using hot water when operating the disposal device, as this may cause grease to peel off and cover the drain.
3. Do not overfill the disposal
Throwing too much trash in the garbage disposal at one time can block the garbage disposal and put a lot of pressure on the blades and motors. If you want so many garbage to dispose at once, patiently put the items one after the other
4. Carry out garbage disposal regularly
This seems like an unusual technique for garbage disposal maintenance, but please remember to use it frequently. Do not let garbage accumulate in the garbage that causes an unpleasant smell. Also, residues in the detergent soap can lead to buildup. Regular use of waste disposal should help remove excess.
5. Flush your landfill
A common way to maintain garbage disposal is to flush the garbage. Put a stopper on the sewer and fill the sink with cold water. When it is full, pull the stopper out and drain the water. This can help loosen stubborn particles that can cause clogging in the disposal.
6. Carefully fix blockages and jams
Don’t ever put your hands in the disposal. If something gets stuck on the blade, please switch off the garbage disposal and remove it using the manufacturer’s tool or the long wooden spoon handle. You may need to press the reset button. For more information on removing unwanted items from the disposal, see your user guide.
If there are log logs, keep in mind that they usually appear below the disposal area. Once you are comfortable repairing the drainpipe, try disassembling the drain pipe under the sink to see if you can find and remove the clog. The drain pipe is usually hand tightened and does not usually require a tool to loosen it. There may be a large amount of water or other liquid in the system because of the clog. Remove it using a bucket and some rags.
7. Familiarize yourself with the disposal
Familiarize yourself with things that the disposal can grind safely. Your user guide contains detailed information about a specific model. However, here are some general guidelines for garbage disposal and maintenance:
- Potato peel and fibrous foods like celery, onions, eggshells, corn peel, banana peel, and asparagus can clog your drains and waste. So it’s best to put them in the trash can or compost.
- The bones can damage the blade. You can put fine bones in the trash can, but only put larger bones in the trash can.
- Cut hard seeds cut into small pieces and not crushed. These residues can get stuck in different parts of the garbage disposal and cause jams.
- Do not throw coffee grounds into the disposal. These can build up in the pipeline and cause blockages.
- Do not pour cooking oil or fat down the drain. The grease solidifies and clogs the pipes.
Always use cold water before, during, and after disposal. The flow of water helps flush food debris down the sewer.
If your garbage disposal stops working
As with every appliance, if your waste disposal system stopped working and is not caused by blockage, check the reset button. You can also check to see if there is no power outage, blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker in your house. If you still can’t figure out the problem, you need to call a professional or buy a new garbage disposal.