Don’t throw that down there: How to keep the garbage disposal clog-free during the holidays
With the fall season upon us, the holidays are right around the corner. And that means meals with family and friends. When you’ve got family visiting for a few days, you’ll likely be cooking, eating, and cleaning up together. And that can open up the possibility of having one or more family members put something…Read More
When to Replace Your Garbage Disposal
Although a lot can be done to prolong the lifetime of a garbage disposal, sometimes replacement is necessary. Here are some signs you may need a new garbage disposal. Want to learn how to fix a jammed garbage disposal? Click Here If the garbage disposal is operating poorly and is older than eight years or…Read More
Three Things to Remember When Fixing Your Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal can present certain risks when repairing it. Here are some things to be aware of when fixing your garbage disposal. Garbage Disposal Power Connections If you have a stuck garbage disposal and neglect to turn switch and power to the unit off, it could suddenly unfreeze and start spinning again. This is…Read More
Is My Garbage Disposal Compatible with My Plumbing and Electrical?
Although most garbage disposals are built to be compatible with nearly any kitchen, you may need to adapt a garbage disposal to your power system or pipes. Here are a few things you should consider about making your garbage disposal compatible with your kitchen. First, it’s necessary to understand how your garbage disposal connects to…Read More
Is Horsepower Important in a New Garbage Disposal?
A garbage disposal is one of the few kitchen appliances where horsepower is something to consider in your search for a new unit. But how much does it matter? A garbage disposal’s horsepower output is a good indicator of how reliable it is – and what it will be able to grind up. Garbage disposals…Read More
How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposal
Got a jammed garbage disposal? Here are some easy steps you can take to try and clear it yourself. Check to see if there is power going to the disposal. If you turn on the disposal and hear a hum, that indicates that there is power to the unit. Push the red reset button on…Read More
How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Got smells? Here are three easy ways to clean out your garbage disposal and get it smelling fresh again. Lemon Cut several small pieces of lemon that will easily grind in the disposal will leave it smelling like citrus. Ice Put several ice cubes into the disposal. Turn on the disposal and turn on the…Read More
Things You Should Never Put down the Garbage Disposal
Want to keep your garbage disposal running for years? The easiest thing to do is to avoid putting certain things into it that can cause clogs are damage. Coffee Grounds. Talk to any plumber, and he’ll have war stories for you about the dreaded coffee ground sludge clog. Best way to avoid it? Do not…Read More
Garbage disposals: How do they work?
Often we assume garbage disposals are simply comprised of a motor powering a set of rotating blades that work to cut up our food. However, garbage disposals are a lot more complicated than that. Here’s how they work: Inside the garbage disposal, a metal plate with a hole in the middle spins around. The hole…Read More
Is It Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?
Like anything else in your house, garbage disposals wear out over time. But when is it necessary to replace it? That depends on how old it is and how it’s been treated over the years. If you routinely do some basic things like run cold water through it after you use it and keep large pieces…Read More