Hacks for Your Garbage Disposal

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Garbage Disposal ProblemsIf you’re looking for some hacks to improve the garbage disposal in your Beaumont, TX or Lake Charles, LA home, look no further than Roto-Rooter of Lake Charles, Inc. for some useful tips and tricks.

How to Keep your Garbage Disposal Smelling Nice

There’s nothing more unpleasant than a garbage disposal that smells badly and isn’t working right. Here are a few ways to keep that from happening in your home.

  1. Sprinkle a half cup of baking soda down the disposal then add one cup of white vinegar. The mixture will fizz and make a bit of noise, allow this to work for a few minutes while you boil a kettle of hot water. Pour boiling water down the drain.
  2. Fill the drain with two cups of ice. Pour a cup of salt (rock salt is great if you have it, I improvised with coarse sea salt) over the ice cubes. Run the cold water and turn on the garbage disposal until the ice is gone. The ice/salt mixture will help loosen the grime and debris from the grinding elements
  3. Cut a lemon or lime in half. With the water on and garbage disposal running, add the fruit halves, one at a time, to the disposal. The fruit will help clean and deodorize your drain.

Preventing Nasty Smells in the Future

Never put grease down the sink; it’s a big factor in not only clogging pipes, but making things smell badly. The grease congeals after time and catches all sorts of food, making it much tougher to clean and deodorize. Also try to keep large items out, as well as “sticky” foods like eggs, shrimp, fish, honey, etc. And while coffee grounds may help deodorize your freezer, hands, and kitchen, they’re not a great idea in your disposal, as the grounds will build up in your pipes.

Call Us For More Tips

Roto-Rooter of Lake Charles, Inc. has years of experience handling plumbing issues in Beaumont, TX and Lake Charles, LA. Call us at (337) 944-0108 to get started.

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