How to Clean a Garbage Disposal
How to Clean a Garbage DisposalAugust 25 / 2015
A dirty garbage disposal can leave your kitchen smelling less than fresh and can impact the appliance’s function. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, we get phone calls every day from homeowners who want to know what they can do to clean their garbage disposal. To clean your disposal, follow these three easy steps.
- Run cold water while the unit is turned on.
- Feed ice cubes (two to four trays worth) into the disposal. Don’t do this too quickly. Only put a handful of ice cubes in the disposal at a time. Contrary to what many people believe, the ice cubes are not necessarily sharpening the blades. Instead, the cubes freeze the stuck food and other debris. As the blades turn, the frozen debris flies off.
- Continue to run the water for one minute after the final ice cube is broken up.