If you have one or more garbage disposals, you know they’re a convenient kitchen feature, but did you know it is also an intricate part of your plumbing system? While they make food cleanup a lot easier, avoid nasty odors, drain clogs, and malfunctioning with these steps:
Clean your garbage disposals regularly by pouring 3-4 tablespoons of Borax down the drain and let it sit a few hours. Without running the disposal, flush the Borax away with hot water as a natural sanitizer and cleanser.
Garbage disposals are hooked up directly to your plumbing, and components are complicated and dangerous. If your disposal is not working properly – or not working at all – call a professional plumber.
Here are some more tips on keeping your garbage disposal clean!