For many, garbage disposals are a critical part of a kitchen’s plumbing. It’s important to understand how to operate your disposal correctly to avoid jams and costly calls to the plumber.
Safely Operating the Disposal
Maintaining Disposal Blades
While garbage disposal blades can easily be jammed, they can usually just as easily be unjammed. Get your blades moving again by following these steps:
These steps may need to be repeated multiple times. If the blades are still jammed, you may need to call a professional plumber, like Reliance Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, to replace the appliance.
Items to Avoid Putting Down the Drain
Some items should never be put in a disposal due to their clogging abilities or potential to damage disposal blades. These items include:
By following these instructions your garbage disposal should run correctly and smoothly. If you are having further problems with your appliance, don’t hesitate to contact Reliance Plumbing & Drain Cleaning for your plumbing needs. We are operating normally and continue to schedule service appointments for homeowners and businesses. Read more about the additional precautions we are taking to keep our customers and employees safe.