Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips
When you want to make sure that you keep your home in good order, you need to stay on target with regards to your plumbing needs and plumbing repair, and one area that often gets neglected is garbage disposal maintenance. You can make sure your garbage disposal lasts for years if you only pay attention to some of our tips. At Waldman Plumbing and Heating, we take your garbage disposal issues seriously!
As a Beverly plumber, one thing I see a lot of is dull blades and dirty blades. Fortunately, all you need to do to prevent either of these things is to drop a tray of ice cubes into the garbage disposal once a month. Grind the ice cubes down in the machine and then follow it up with some cold water. There will seem to be a clog for a bit, but after the ice melts away, your garbage disposal will be in better shape than ever.
When you want to keep the blades in good shape, and when you want to banish lingering odors, make sure that you consider dropping lemon peels down the garbage disposal. The citric acid from the peels keeps the machine smelling fresh, and the resilience of the peels cleans the blades. Lemon is a good alternative if you are sensitive to smells like bleach and other chemical cleaners.
To keep your garbage disposal clean, mix one gallon of water with teaspoon of bleach. Pour the mixture slowly down into the garbage disposal and simply let it sit there for about twenty minutes. After that, run the garbage disposal and pour cold water down to rinse the bleach away. This disinfects your garbage disposal beautifully.
When you are looking for a Beverly plumber, contact us at Waldman Plumbing and Heating at 978-666-4356 . We can make sure that your garbage disposal is running well. Remember that if you call us as soon as you notice a problem, chances are good that the fixes will be minor. When it comes to plumbing, it is all about getting to a small problem before it becomes a big problem!