Garbage disposal was invented by John Hammes in the year 1927. Now it has become a common unavoidable amenity in most of the houses. In this article I am going to give some professional garbage disposal tips so that you can escape from the costly commercial garbage disposal service now available in every nook and corner of the country.
Cleaning garbage disposal
Usually nobody think of cleaning the garbage disposal until it starts smelling. Ice cubes are good for garbage disposal. Small ice cubes, egg shells and small bones provide abrasive action needed for cleaning the garbage. Small pieces of citrus peels are helpful in this regard. Adding some coarse salt will increase the abrasion which helps to clean better. Dumping half a cup of baking soda can be helpful in removing the bad odors. If a cup of white vinegar can be added to the baking soda it will be excellent.
Even though many costly products for cleaning garbage are coming out daily which are used by commercial garbage disposal service, they are not as effective as the materials I have stated above. Regularly following these tips can be useful in preventing costly intervention by commercial garbage disposal maintenance companies when there is some problem in the garbage disposal unit.
Prevent the garbage disposal maintenance problem
To maintain the garbage disposal in good working condition some steps have to be taken by the user. First thing is not to put anything that is not edible. Corn husks, coffee grounds, potato peels etc are some examples of substances which have to be kept away from the disposal tray. Always keep a moderately cold water flow inside the garbage disposal unit. Do not put bleach, harsh chemicals or drain cleaners inside down the disposal. Never allow grease or oil to enter the drain.
Sometimes the garbage disposal may stop from working. Such a situation has to be handled carefully. First check whether the system is powered properly. After that find out the reset button which is normally square in shape and red in color. Sometimes, pushing the reset button can solve the problem and the system may start working again. If the system produces some hum or buzzes when the switch is turned on, it has some kind of jam problem.
This can happen due to the rusting of steel parts as a result of non use. Some machines are having a hand operated hole at the bottom. Insert an Allen wrench and turn it few times and then switch on the power. If the problem is not settled it is better to call a plumber. But if you feel that something has gone wrong with the blades never put your hands down the disposer. You should always call commercial appliance repair company.