Are you having some trouble with your kitchen garbage disposal unit? Regular garbage disposal maintenance is the best way to keep your kitchen garbage disposal running smoothly for years. While many people choose to have a professional garbage disposal company maintain their machine, there are many things you can do to maintain your own kitchen garbage disposal unit. If you’re like most people who own a home, then you probably use your garbage disposal machine regularly, especially if you have a large family.
Regular garbage disposal maintenance isn’t difficult. Simply cleaning and deodorizing your unit is important, but more importantly, keeping certain items and debris out of your garbage disposal is the best way to ensure it will continue to function properly. After cooking and eating meals, certain foods debris should not be put into your kitchen garbage disposal. Things like banana peels, coffee grounds artichoke or anything fibrous should be thrown away. Although, your garbage disposal unit could handle these items, regularly running them through your machine will put an unnecessary load on your garbage disposal unit. And, fibrous debris can build up under the blades and cause blockage.
While keeping your garbage disposal clean and well maintained is easy, inevitably the blades will become dull with use. Sometimes even hard objects can find their way inside your garbage disposal. Pieces of plastic, cherry pits and eating utensils can jam your machine and even break the mechanism. Trying to remove these items from your kitchen disposal unit, with your hands, can be dangerous! Reaching into a jammed kitchen garbage disposal machine poses a serious risk to hand injury. It is advised to use tongs or pliers to remove a foreign object from your disposer unit when it gets jammed or you can contact an experienced garbage disposal maintenance and repair company.
Maintaining your kitchen garbage disposal machine is easy, but when it gets clog up, the unit engine ceases to function, the blade breaks or a foreign object gets seriously jammed in it, then it’s time to call a professional.
If you’re looking for a professional plumber that can offer affordable and consistent garbage disposal maintenance and repair services in Connecticut (CT), then contact Griswold Plumbing Services. We are your garbage disposal experts! Call us today at 860-554-5219.