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Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Running Smoothly: Easy Tips from Experts

March 8, 2024 | Blog

Garbage disposals are indispensable in today’s kitchens, making the disposal of food waste a breeze. To keep them functioning at their best and to ensure their longevity, regular upkeep is key. Whether you’re pondering the addition of a new disposal, in need of a repair for an existing one, or simply aiming to maintain the pristine condition of your current model, our specialized advice is at your service.

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Getting to Know Your Garbage Disposal

Designed to efficiently chop up food scraps into minuscule fragments that can easily flow through plumbing, garbage disposals are sturdy and reliable. However, they’re not impervious to damage. Improper use or neglect in maintenance can cause blockages, jams, or even significant damage, potentially leading to hefty repair costs or the need for a replacement.

Professional Installation and Repair Services

Entrusting the installation of a new garbage disposal or the repair of an existing one to professionals is crucial for optimal performance. Properly installed, the unit will integrate flawlessly with your home’s plumbing and electrical systems, preventing leaks and electrical mishaps. If your disposal encounters issues, skilled technicians can diagnose and rectify the problem, significantly prolonging the life of your disposal.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

  • Regular Cleaning: Ensure your disposal remains clean by washing it with dish soap and cold water after every use. For a deeper cleanse, grind ice cubes and salt, or utilize baking soda and vinegar to combat odors and buildup.
  • Avoid Tough and Stringy Foods: Steer clear of disposing of hard items like bones or fruit pits and fibrous vegetables in the disposal, as they can dull the blades and clog the system. Limit usage to food scraps that decompose easily for optimal functionality.
  • Cold Water Usage: Always activate cold water when grinding food scraps in the disposal. Cold water solidifies fats and oils, making them easier to grind and flush away, thus preventing blockage issues.
  • Blade Care: Maintain sharp blades by running ice cubes through the disposal with a slow stream of cold water. Following the ice, add a teaspoon of cooking oil to lubricate the moving parts, ensuring smooth operation.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: The use of strong chemicals can damage the internal workings of the disposal. Opt for natural cleaning agents or those specifically designed for garbage disposals instead.

At Axsom Air, we understand the vital role a well-functioning garbage disposal plays in your kitchen efficiency. Whether you’re looking for expert installation, prompt repair services, or just need straightforward maintenance advice, our team of seasoned technicians in Natchitoches, LA, are ready to provide the support you need. Don’t let a faulty disposal upset your daily kitchen activities. Contact us for all your plumbing requirements at (318) 431-8282 and experience the peace of mind that comes with reliable, professional service. Schedule your appointment online today and keep your kitchen and disposal in pristine condition with Axsom Air. Your friends trust us… just Axsom!

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