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Garbage Disposal Maintenance: How to Keep Your Unit Working Great

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Given how much we use our garbage disposals, it can be extremely annoying when they develop problems like clogs, jams or offensive odors. The best way to avoid problems like these is to be proactive and keep your unit well maintained. Today we’re going to talk about what goes into proper garbage disposal maintenance and how it can help keep your unit working great!

Keeping your garbage disposal blades sharp

One of the most important aspects of garbage disposal maintenance is keeping your unit’s blades sharp. You can do this by periodically feeding a tray of ice cubes down your disposal and grinding them up. Not only will this help sharpen your disposal’s blades, but it will also help clean your unit by removing food particles that might be stuck to its blades or walls.

Avoiding clogs with your garbage disposal

Garbage disposal clogs can easily occur if you don’t know how to properly use your unit. In order to keep your garbage disposal well maintained and free of clogs, make sure you do the following:

Keeping your garbage disposal smelling good

When you think about all of the food waste that we feed our garbage disposals, it’s understandable that they can develop “bad breath.” One of the best garbage disposal maintenance tips for keeping your unit smelling good is to grind up a small amount of orange or lemon peels. These peels are extremely aromatic, and it doesn’t take much to keep your unit and drain smelling great!

If you have any questions about garbage disposal maintenance, or if you’d like a plumbing system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and cooling contractor.

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