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

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 put in it? In summary, the following … Read more

Should You Use Drain Cleaner in 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 a garbage disposal when used to unclog it? … Read more

How a Garbage Disposal Works & Everything Else

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 you ask most people, they will tell you that a … Read more

7 Signs a Garbage Disposal is Failing – When to Replace

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 depends on quality, how well or … 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

Use of insufficient water to drain the garbage disposal or grinding foods rich in starch like pasta, potato and/or banana peels are the biggest contributors to clogged garbage disposals. Fats, greases and oils are also notorious. Foreign objects like silverware can also jam the blades, preventing them from grinding and draining away waste. Whenever you … Read more

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

Some traces of food and other wastes are left inside the garbage disposal making it smell really bad after decomposition. In some cases, the smell from a garbage disposal comes from outside the disposal unit, like the dishwasher or P-trap A smelling garbage disposal is caused by decomposing food scraps trapped in the unit or … Read more

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

The way a garbage disposal works is that a motor inside rotates blades which in return grinds the waste entering it from the dishwasher or sink. The blades can however not grind everything. If you put in something that should not be put in it you will have problems. A humming garbage disposal is a … Read more