Garbage disposals are used all the time, sometimes over used, and this can cause them to break down prematurely. So what is the proper way to use a disposal and what can you do to maintain the unit so it lasts a long time.

  1. Watch what goes down the disposal. Many people use disposals for everything wrong. They are only meant for minimal food waste; heavy use such as meat, veggies, etc. will cut down the life of your disposal.

  2. Keep it clean, and every once in a while dump some ice into the unit, turn the water on, and run it. This will keep the unit clean and prevent premature rusting out of the unit.

  3. Under use, believe it or not, is no good either if you do not use your unit for a long time. It will actually cause the drain to clog and run slow. Also, it can cause the unit to rust out, jam up, and then leak when the Apopka plumber tries to unjam it if you do not use the disposal unit with water at least once a week to keep it working correctly.

If you have a problem with your garbage disposal, call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-710-0210.

Jammed Garbage Disposal
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