Repairing Clogged Garbage Disposal from Dallas

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Clogged Garbage Disposal is the main problem In Dallas Homeowners

A clogged garbage disposal often indicates there is an issue with the drain trap, and a blockage can occur if the unit is not regularly serviced. A clogged garbage disposal can be one of the most disruptive things to happen to a household. Aside from its unhygienic consequence, a clogged garbage disposal will certainly give you a major headache. 

 

Simple way to repair a Clogged Garbage Disposal

Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

Garbage Disposal Do’s:

  • Do keep your garbage disposal clean. Pour a little dish soap inside and let the garbage disposal run for a minute or so with some cold water after washing dishes.

  • Do run your garbage disposal regularly. Frequent use prevents rust and corrosion, assures that all parts stay moving and prevents obstructions from accumulating.

  • Do grind food waste w/ a strong flow of cold water. Why cold water? It will cause any grease or oils that may get into the unit to solidify, so that they can be chopped up before reaching the trap.

  • Do grind certain hard materials such as small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, small fruit pits, etc. A scouring action is created by these particles inside the grind chamber that cleans the garbage disposal’s walls.

  • Do cut large items into smaller pieces. Put them into the garbage disposal one at a time instead of trying to shove a large amount in at once.

Garbage Disposal Don’ts:

  • Don’t grind glass, plastic, metal or even paper.

  • Don’t grind anything combustible.

  • Don’t grind cigarette butts

  • Don’t pour grease, oil or fat into your garbage disposal or drain. Grease will slowly accumulate and impede your garbage disposal’s grinding ability as well as clog drains.

  • Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste. Hot water will cause grease to liquefy and accumulate, causing drains to clog.

  • Don’t grind extremely fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins, and artichokes. Fibers from these can tangle and jam the garbage disposal motor and block drains .

  • Don’t turn off the motor or water until grinding is completed. When grinding is complete, turn off the the garbage disposal first. Let water continue to run for at least 15 seconds, flushing out any remaining particles. Then turn off water. Read more.

How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal

Even if you are careful about what you put down your garbage disposal, clogs happen. There are some simple things you can do to keep clogs to a minimum and steps you can take when that inevitable clog occurs.The  actions you should take in order to keep your garbage disposal working smoothly for many years and minimize the likelihood that you’ll need to call for plumbing or drain cleaning services.Call Berkeys Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical (214) 238-8353 for your home service and repair needs.

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