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3 Tips to Have a Better Functioning Garbage Disposal this Fall Season

Autumn is here. The temperature is cooling down and the leaves are changing colors and floating to the ground. Soon the holidays with all their gatherings and parties will begin. This can put added strain on your garbage disposal. There are a number of things you can do to keep it working properly. One of the most important things you should do is have a trained, licensed, technician come in and service your Chandler garbage disposal before it is put through the increased workload that usually comes with the holidays during the colder months. Once you are certain your garbage disposal is in good working order, there are a number of things you can do to keep it working well. If you do these things regularly you should be able to keep the garbage disposal working well for the autumn holiday season and many years to come.

Chandler Garbage Disposal 1. Run Cold Water

You should have the cold water running when you’re using the garbage disposal. This helps to ensure the waste in the disposal is flushed out of the unit and washed out from the disposal lines. You should keep the water running for a few seconds after you turn off the disposal. The cold water ensures all the grease and fats are properly disposed of and not block the drain line.

2. Only Bio-degradables

Put only biodegradable food waste in the garbage disposals. Most fruit and vegetable peelings, eggs, eggshells, and even meat can be safely fed into it. Fibrous foods like artichokes, asparagus, celery stalks, and cornhusks, should not be put in the disposal. Keep clam and oyster shells out of the garbage disposal as well. Don’t allow plastic, glass, or metal non-food materials like aluminum foil, or bottle caps to run through the disposal.

3. Use Regularly

Run your garbage disposal regularly. For best results run it every time you scrape some trash into it. This prevents trash from building up in the disposal between the pipes and the sink. Occasionally grinding some ice or eggshells can actually help to keep the pipes and the disposal clean and eliminate odors. Your garbage disposal is not a garbage can. Don’t put large amounts of food waste in it. This can lead clogged drains and a whole host of problems with your Chandler toilets, dishwasher, and garbage disposal. After the holidays, schedule a visit from the plumber to perform some basic maintenance.

Time to get your Chandler home garbage disposal ready for the holiday season. Call ABC Plumbing & Rooter at (480) 726-1600 today.