Alexandria Garbage Disposal Care

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Garbage Disposal Repair Alexandria VA

In hopes of having property owners not have unforeseen Alexandria garbage disposal repairs, and to make sure it remains clean and smell free, we put this infographic together to highlight the items that one should not put into a disposer.

Among the leading food waste products to not put in a garbage disposal unit is grease. It seems safe enough considering that it is mostly a fluid and soft, however can quickly clog up water pipes since it can adhere to the insides of sink pipes. Grease is best put in the trash can. Other items that should not go in are bones, onion and potato peels, celery, shells from shell fish, large amounts of coffee grounds, and pastas (which can also make a sticky mess in ones drain pipes).

In regards to effectively running the disposal device, make certain that only cold water is utilized and have the water running on high before turning on the disposer. Then, in percentages put food waste into it. When all the waste is chopped up, run the disposal for 30 to 60 seconds longer. And naturally, keep the water running till after the disposal is turned off.

To keep the disposal blades clean and without particles, slice up a couple of ice cubes to clean it. Likewise, chop lemon slices or other citrus peels to assist in keeping smells away.

Learn more about our other Alexandria drain and leak repair services here.

Here is our infographic too:

Garbage Disposal Repair Alexandria VA