Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts – What Can Go Down

What Can Go Down a Garbage Disposal? Garbage disposals really help to keep kitchens neat and without bad smells, but to reap the maximum benefits from them you need to use them properly. So, what are the do’s and don’ts of a garbage disposal? What can go down a garbage disposal and what shouldn’t you … Read more

Should You Use Drain Cleaner in a Garbage Disposal?

Will a Drain Cleaner Hurt a Garbage Disposal? A clogged garbage disposal is usually easy to unclog without using chemicals but most folks just crave the instant fix offered by chemical drain cleaners. Should you do that though? Are drainers cleaners the best way to unclog garbage disposals? Or rather, will a drain cleaner hurt … Read more

How a Garbage Disposal Works & Everything Else

What is a garbage disposal and how does it work? A garbage disposal is an electrically powered appliance installed underneath the kitchen sink between the drain opening and the P-trap. It grinds food waste into tiny pieces which are then washed down the drain line with the help of cold water from the faucet. If … Read more

7 Signs a Garbage Disposal is Failing – When to Replace

How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last? Has the performance of your garbage disposal gone down the last few days making it almost unreliable? So, what are the signs that your garbage disposal is failing and will need a replacement? On average, garbage disposals last for 10 to 15 years. The lifespan of a garbage disposal … Read more

How to Reset a Garbage Disposal in a Minute

Garbage disposals have a reset button which trips and turns off power supply to the motor when there is a power surge, if it runs for a long time, when the motor overheats, when it clogs or basically when there is something wrong with the disposal. A garbage disposal reset button (overload protector button) is … Read more

Garbage Disposal Won’t Turn On? Do These 5 Things

In order for a garbage disposal to work properly, the unit must be able to receive electrical power to spin the blades. When that does not happen, the garbage disposal will simply not turn on. After receiving the electrical power, the garbage disposal blades should be able to spin freely. If the blades are jammed, … Read more

How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal Like a Plumber

When something that should not be put in the garbage disposal ends up being put there, it either jams it or clogs it. A clogged garbage disposal will either be draining slowly, or backing up when fully clogged resulting in standing water in the unit. Use of insufficient water to drain the garbage disposal or … Read more

Smelly Garbage Disposal? Why and How to Get Rid Of It

Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell So Bad? Organic matter will always smell terrible (like sewage even) when it decomposes. Almost everything we put in the garbage disposal is organic and although these units are quite effective, they don’t remove everything. Some traces of food and other wastes are left inside the garbage disposal making … Read more

Garbage Disposal Leaking? This’s Why and How to Fix It

What are the Causes for a Leaking Garbage Disposal? A garbage disposal can leak from the bottom, top or even side. In most cases, the cause the of the leak is a worn out seal or loose connection due to the vibrations, which means it is not always that you have to replace the unit. … Read more

Garbage Disposal Humming? Here’s Why & What to Do

Why is My Garbage Disposal Humming? A humming sound from a garbage disposal is not only irritating, but most of the time also it means that it is unusable. But what causes a humming/buzzing garbage disposal in the first place? The way a garbage disposal works is that a motor inside rotates blades which in … Read more