How to Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal Unit

If you have owned a garbage disposal unit for some time, you will already know that they are prone to clog up and tend to break down on a fairly regular basis. This is not surprising when you consider how hard your average garbage disposal unit has to work, and how often hard items end up in there, by accident.

If you want to keep your garbage disposal in good working order, you need to have it serviced regularly. Pouring a cup of ice into it every so often can really help to keep the blades sharp and help to keep it clean too. If you notice odours, dealing with them promptly can help because it ensures that gunge does not have a chance to accumulate. Putting the odd lemon or orange in will help to keep the debris down, the acid helps break down food waste. Soaking the garbage disposal unit for 30 minutes in ammonia and water also works well.

What to do when it eventually breaks down

Unfortunately, even if you follow these tips your garbage disposal unit will eventually break down and you will need to call the technician. Those of you who live in the Houston area could call The Woodlands garbage disposal repair team who, over the years, have installed and repaired hundreds of units. If you do not live in the Houston area look for a well-established plumber. They are the firms that are most likely to offer reliable and affordable garbage disposal unblocking services.

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