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Garbage Disposal 101: How to Reduce Clogs, Service Your Disposal, and Maintain It

May 20, 2018

Garbage Disposal 101: How to Reduce Clogs, Service Your Disposal, and Maintain It

It can be very convenient to have a garbage disposal – until it gets clogged. Then it quickly becomes dirty, stinky, and a serious problem. The good news is that you always have Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing to provide comprehensive garbage disposal repair and other services. Keep reading to learn more about reducing clogs and performing maintenance, then contact us at (661) 269-0308 if you need assistance.

The quality of your garbage disposal makes a big difference

If you find that your kitchen sink is constantly getting plugged up by food scraps then it may be a sign that you have a less-than-stellar garbage disposal unit. When you contact Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing, we can take a look and let you know what your options are. If it’s something that can be easily cleaned up and cleared out, then you’ll be good to go for years. If not, we’ll be honest with you when using our 25+ years of experience to offer the best make or model.

Some units just need the worn-out blades to be replaced, others need new motors. If a unit is very noisy, then we can troubleshoot that and find out what’s going on. In short, you can trust us to come out, give you an honest assessment, and provide you with options.

We can clear out your clogged garbage disposal

Draining cleaning is by far the most frequent garbage disposal service we provide. It makes sense when you think about it – you have kitchen waste that’s going through your pipes and drains. That waste is often smelly and if its collects, you could be dealing with water that’s slow and even total pipe blockage. The good news is that we can get there quickly to remove the food waste from the disposal and the pipes. This is a cost-effective option that can get rid of your garbage disposal woes quickly.

Tips to maintain your garage disposal

We want to ensure that your garbage disposal works as well as it can for as long as it can. This is why you can always count on us to not just fix a problem but to offer you tips to get the best performance form your garbage disposal. Some tips that apply to all disposal include:

  • Don’t put any kind or amount of grease down your garbage disposal
  • If you’re having odor issues, grind up a lemon or a mixture of ice and salt
  • Run the garbage disposal with cold water only
  • Don’t put foods into your garbage disposal if they’re fibrous or stringy

We are here for you 24 hours a day

Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies don’t happen on your schedule. They happen on weekends, evenings, and holidays. The good news is that we are here every day of the year, 24 hours out of every day. If you have a plumbing emergency, a serious issue with your HVAC system, or another issues we can help you with, contact Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing at (661) 269-0308 for emergency service.

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