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Maintaining a Garbage Disposal

Maintaining a Garbage Disposal

How Can a Plumber Help?

Over the last few decades human beings have become more and more reliant upon technology to complete household tasks, complete work within companies, make huge leaps in medical procedures and life-saving medicines, communicate better, and help to better care for families in the household. With all the wonderful things that technology can do people have learned to depend on it. When technology breaks down, however, many of us rely on experts to get it working again. When lights go out we contact electricians, when our televisions stop working we call the cable company to send someone out to fix it, and when we have issues with our garbage disposal, toilets, sinks, and drains plumbers are the men and women you want on the job.

One of the most common problems in throughout homes in the United States is an uncommon and unpleasant odor coming from the garbage disposal in the kitchen sink. Of coarse this situation requires a plumber or advise from a plumber. Most plumbers say that a bad odor coming from your kitchen sink is from a slime build up.

Most people do not use their garbage disposals properly as most do not know that after the sound of the food being ground stops the disposal actually needs to run for anther fifteen seconds or so to be cleared of any left over bits of food that will turn into the smelly slime that makes your kitchens stink. If this is the issue it is recommended that you block the sink, fill it with hot water, add a few drops of dish soap, and allow the water to drain from the sink while the disposal is running.

What to Keep From Your Disposal

There are multiple possible problems besides lack of proper care for your disposal. The system under the sink that prevents the smell of sewage does not come back up when the water from the sink goes down the drain. This could be a much more complicated problem and should be looked at by a plumber in order for the best and quickest solution to the issue.

Most problems like these can be avoided through proper care of the machinery with regular use, cleanings as described above, and putting the appropriate materials down the sink. It is suggested that nothing flammable, substances that are not biodegradable, cigarette buts, metals, plastics, or paper are put down the drain.

If your home is in need of garbage disposal services, call 24-7 Plumbing and Drain at (951) 338-9844 for the best services in the Temecula area.


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