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The Care & Maintenance of Your Garbage Disposal
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Plumbing 09/23/17

The Care & Maintenance of Your Garbage Disposal

As one of San Diego’s premier plumbing companies, we get a lot of calls for clogged, jammed, and non-functioning garbage disposals. While most manufacturers provide a two-year warranty, with the proper care and maintenance, your disposal can last you much longer. Join Steven, one of our Journeyman plumbers as he walks you through some common myths, and ways to keep your disposal running long after its warranty.

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  1. Brenda

    Excellent information! I learned something new–not to put lemon peels in the disposal! B

  2. […] Garbage disposal maintenance is very important. First things first, it is important to remember to not use your garbage disposal as a trashcan.  To keep prevent any garbage disposal problems, limit how much food you put down the drain. Remember, food that you put down your drain could potentially cause drain problems, like clogging, in the future.  If you are cleaning off your plate, scrape your food scraps into the trash can.  Rinse your plate in the kitchen sink of whatever is left, run the garbage disposal with the water running and turn off the garbage disposal unit.  It is best to leave the water running for a few extra seconds to fully clear the drain.  Hard or fibrous food waste such as bones, shells, fruit pits, coffee, celery or artichokes should not be put down your garbage disposal at any time.   Additionally, it is important to not put too much food waste down the drain at one time. Doing so may clog the drain.  […]

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