How to Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

Keeping your appliances in good working order goes a long way toward keeping home life on an even keel and minimizes expenses down the line. Here is what to know so you maintain your garbage disposal, extending its life for as long as possible.

Know About Water Temperature

During daily use of your disposal, you should run cold water through the apparatus. This is because cold water actually helps harden the food you are sending through your appliance. This makes it easier to break up. Warm water is not the answer because it softens foods and leads to a higher chance of them being stuck in the pipes.
If problems do arise, sending through boiling water can also help. This is not something to do with each use of the disposal, however. In generally, sticking to cold water is the best way to go. Also make sure you let the disposal run to reduce the risk of clogs.

Citrus Peels & Other Tips

Citrus peels help with reducing odor and help with food clearing through the disposal. On the other side of the situation, however, metal and plastic are not good to go down the drain. Anything binding like fats and oils will very quickly clog things up. Bones and fibrous vegetables like celery can also be a problem.

If you have a continual problem despite following these tips, help is available. To enlist the aid of a skilled plumber, contact Candu Plumbing & Rooter today.

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