Few Things to Know About Your Garbage Disposal

Do I need to clean my garbage disposal?

You do not need a special garbage disposal cleaner. The rough texture of the ice and salt helps loosen oil and grime from the garbage disposal. Baking Soda and Vinegar- Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the garbage disposal.

Why does my garbage disposal smell like sewer?

The smell may not be from the garbage disposal at all. The P-trap or S-trap form a seal that keeps your plumbing system's air cut off from the rest of your home. This normally prevents sewer gas from leaving the sewers, wafting up through the garbage disposal, and coming into your kitchen.

How do I clean and disinfect my garbage disposal?

Homemade disposal and drain cleaner made with baking soda and vinegar can help to clean the chamber of the garbage disposal as well as the top of the drain pipe. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the garbage disposal, then slowly and carefully pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the disposal. 

How do you clean a smelly garbage disposal?

All you need for this next drain cleaning method is a half-cup of baking soda and a half-cup of vinegar. Add the vinegar and then let the mixture sizzle and fizzle for 10-15 minutes. Then, turn on the garbage disposal and run hot water from the tap for about 30 seconds.

How often should you clean a garbage disposal?

Ideally, your garbage disposal needs to be cleaned every week. But if you maintain it and monitor what goes into it, you could clean it once in 2-3 weeks.

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