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Something is Rotten in the Borough of Brooklyn: Fixing Home Garbage Disposal Problems

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A home garbage disposal is an important part of many Brooklyn kitchens. It’s a luxury to not have carry out the trash as often because you are disposing of food waste in a quick and sanitary manner; however, without proper care and maintenance, a disposal can become a major inconvenience.

What’s that smell?

If your kitchen begins to reek of rotten garbage, you may have a partially clogged disposal. Happily, there is a simple fix – clean it. Just turn on the hot water and let it run through the disposal for 30-40 seconds. This will clear out the rotten food, flushing it out of the disposal. You can also fill up the sink with hot water and dish detergent and let it all drain out at once while running the disposal. This gives the system a much deeper clean.

How do I avoid garbage disposal problems?

An even better solution is to avoid clogging the garbage disposal in the first place. Moderation is the key. Don’t try to cram the disposal full of food waste in one go. There are also some items not to run through it. These include coffee grounds, corn husks, banana peels and eggshells.

Grease and oil can also lead to clogging as they will harden and build-up in the system. If you’re going to wash greasy pots and pans, do so under hot water and let it run for several seconds to ensure the drain remains clear.

Despite your best efforts at maintenance is your home garbage disposal on the fritz?  You can call the Brooklyn home garbage disposal experts at Petri Plumbing at (718) 748-1254 and have one of experts help you today. We specialize in the installation and maintenance of garbage disposals and will gladly assist.

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