Unclogging A Garbage Disposal

Unclogging A Garbage Disposal

Unclogging Garbage Disposal For Dallas Homeowners

A clogged garbage disposal brings up a lot of uncomfortable feelings. First, you’re disgusted. There’s nothing more gross than a clogged kitchen sink full of food particles and odor. Next, fear: you want to unclog it but are (realistically) hesitant to stick your hand down into the mouth of the mechanical beast.

Learn how to Unclog 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. Your garbage disposal can be finicky, so don’t expect it to devour and digest everything. For example, don’t throw corncobs, artichokes, avocado pits, or fish and chicken bones down a disposal and expect it to continue working without a clog. Flip through the owner’s manual to find out what your disposal’s limitations are.

Step 1: To troubleshoot, pour half the box of baking soda into the drain on the side of the sink where the disposal is located. Then pour the other half of the box into the other side of the sink. Next, pour white vinegar into both sides of the sink, distributing most on the side without the garbage disposal.

Allow the baking soda and white vinegar to set for up to 30 minutes. Then, pour hot water into both openings. This should clear the pipes.

Step 2: If you find that your sink is still operating at less than 100%, you can also try some light pipe disassembly. Grab the rags and bucket and to collect any refuse that falls out of the pipes when opened up. Tap the pipes lightly and listen for an echo vs. a dull sound, indicating a clogged area. Open up pipes as close as you can to the clog and empty any material within. Close pipes back up and run your water to see if the clog has cleared. Allow water to run through the garbage disposal to remove excess gunk.

Step 3: You’ve done your best, but the clog remains. It’s time to call the pros. A professional plumber can have your pipes cleared quickly and can answer any questions you have about your particular pipes and tips to avoid clogs in future.

Benefits Of Having A Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposers help you to get rid of all food waste. It’s all done in a fast and convenient manner. You don’t worry about those problematic issues. You don’t need to do extra chores. You just need to know that you’ve created a clean and hygienic place in your house. Call (214) 238-8353 us for your home service and repair needs.

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