With our many years as the choice Poway plumbing service, one of the most frequent concerns we've heard from homeowners are issues with garbage disposals. Here are some tips to keep your garbage disposal operating efficiently:
Don't pour fibrous or gritty waste, such as coffee grounds and corn husks, down the garbage disposal.
Always run cold water when operating the disposal to prevent oils from melting and hardening later on. When these oils melt and reharden, they build up around the drain and cause clogs.
Pour a small amount of vinegar down the drain and allow it to sit for at least an hour. Then rinse with hot water. This will help to disinfect the disposal.
Operate the garbage disposal each time you put food in it. This will prevent the drain from developing a buildup of bacteria.
Always break up food before putting it down the drain. Avoid putting in large pieces of food to prevent jamming the garbage disposal.
Periodically grind ice cubes in the disposal to prevent the buildup of debris on the disposal wall.
Always avoid pouring liquid fat down the drain to prevent build up in the pipes.
If you have a garbage disposal issue that you can't seem to manage, don't hesitate to call us, your Poway plumbing service, we're here when you need us!