Monday, July 21, 2014

Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

Garbage disposals are great tools to have in one’s kitchen—and it’s something that many potential tenants are looking for. They are extremely useful, because they help prevent large food pieces from clogging drain and sewer pipes. As a property owner, here are a few dos and don’ts for your tenants to follow in order to take good care of this particularly nifty kitchen device and ensure that your drains and sewers are free from blockage.


·         Do use the unit on a regular basis to prevent the blades from rusting.

·         Do use a strong flow of cold water to effectively flush the food down the drain

·         Do cut large food pieces into smaller ones before throwing them into the disposal unit. Makes sure to put them in little by little instead of all at once.

·         Do grind citrus peelings from fruits such as lemon or orange from time to time to get rid of drain odors.


·         Don’t put in solid, non-food materials that don’t dissolve such as plastic, metal, and even paper.

·         Don’t pour grease, oils, or fats into the unit.

·         Don’t use hot water.

·         Don’t pour in harsh chemicals or anything combustible. If it has a ‘WARNING’ label, the garbage disposal is no place for it.

When all is said and done though, there’s no way you can monitor what people put in their garbage disposals. In any case, should your sewers get clogged, know that there are Vactor truck rental services to help clear it up.


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