How to unclog a garbage disposal?

Even if you followed our advice on what and what not to put down your garbage disposal, clogs can (and will!) still happen. It happens generally because 1) something foreign – like a fork – was dropped in by accident, 2) too much food waste was inserted at once, 3) not enough water was running […]

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How to fix a garbage disposal?

If your garbage disposal is not working, there are a few things you can do before determining that it needs replacing. About 90% of cases where garbage disposals seem to have stopped working can be solved with a simple push of the “reset” button. This is usually a red or black button located at the […]

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How to clean a garbage disposal?

When you use your garbage disposal properly it shouldn’t take much effort to keep clean. The important thing is that you keep the cold water running for about 15 seconds each time you finish grinding the food to ensure all of it is carried through the pipes. You can pour a little dish soap inside […]

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What can you put in a garbage disposal?

Have you had a garbage disposal break on you, experienced clogged drains, and as a result, received an expensive plumbing bill? Chances are something was inserted down the disposal or drain that wasn’t supposed to be. To ensure you’re operating your garbage disposal properly, go through this list of what you CAN and CAN NOT […]

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How to use a garbage disposal?

While garbage disposals have slight operational differences among each other, you’ll generally have to ensure you do the following: Run your garbage disposal with a steady flow of cold water. Continue to run the water for 15 seconds after grinding is complete. Why use cold water? Cold water solidifies any grease or oil so that […]

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