Despite its size, the garbage disposal is a very functional and powerful appliance found in many Markham kitchens today. Pound for pound, this machine plays a key role in keeping your kitchen clean and protecting our environment. Where home appliances are concerned, it provides an unrivaled level of efficiency. Therefore, it is so important to maintain this appliance and ensure that it continues operating at maximum efficiency. The following do’s and don’ts were compiled by the garbage disposal repair technicians at GTA Appliance Repair.
Biodegradable materials only - Organic materials (food waste) are the only things you should be feeding your garbage disposal. Corn shucks and the skin off onions are a big NO-NO, as are any other fibrous materials. These materials are notorious for causing problems ranging in severity from jammed blades to motor malfunctions. Furthermore, clogged pipes are oftentimes attributed to the drippings from cooked meats and fatty oils. If by some chance oily materials get into the disposal, run cool water through it. This will help keep them in a more solid state so the blades can grind them up.
Cleanliness - Using the disposal in your Vaughn kitchen is the smartest thing you can do. Regularly using the appliance will keep its moving parts from locking up as well as prevent corrosion from developing. You should never put harsh cleaning chemicals down the disposal as they can do more harm than good. The best thing to do is to put 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap liquid, run some cool water, and turn the appliance on. The soap helps to break down any sludge that may have accumulated and reduce any bad odors. Citrus fruits (lemon, lime, orange, etc.) or lemon juice will also help with that.
Home safety - NEVER put bones, glass, metal, or plastic down the garbage disposal. You’ll need to contact GTA Appliance Repair for garbage disposal repair services if you do. NEVER reach down into the appliance if it gets jammed. Although the disposal’s blades are extremely sharp, broken glass can also cause serious injuries that could land you in the ER. The best thing that you can do in this situation is to check the drain before turning the device on.
For such a small appliance, the garbage disposal is amazingly tough. So, if you want to keep the repair person away, follow the three tips above. Whenever there is a question regarding its operating condition, we are always here to assist you. In addition to fixing any problem you may be having, we can develop a preventative maintenance plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
For more information about garbage disposal repair in Markham, as well as surrounding areas, contact GTA Appliance Repair today. We’ll be glad to provide you with all the details and a no-obligation free quote on your repair job.