When you come to Ben Franklin Plumbing in Houston, TX for your garbage disposal repair, you’ll be receiving work backed by decades of trusted knowledge and expertise. Once your new system is installed, our plumbing technician will share with you all the details and tips for maintaining your new garbage disposal so that your system will run smoothly for years to come.
The Importance of Maintenance
Many people don’t realize the importance of taking care of their garbage disposals until a problem occurs. When you hire us, we’ll take the time to explain the importance of doing the simple maintenance that will prevent sink backups, leaking pipes, and equipment malfunction. It only takes a few minutes to perform monthly maintenance, and we can teach you the simple strategies needed to have your garbage disposal running at tip top shape for years to come.
However, like all technology, garbage disposals will eventually break down no matter what you do. When this occurs, Ben Franklin’s Houston plumbing technicians are willing and ready to come to your rescue. We can fix your existing disposal or expertly install a new one.
Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips
We know garbage disposal systems get a heavy workout from daily usage, so here are some simple tips that you can use to extend it’s life and keep it performing the way you need it to.
- Putting a cup or two of ice through the disposal is a good way to maintain the sharpness of your blades
- To address the occasional odor that comes from regular use, you can put a lemon or orange through the unit for a fresh scent
- Pour a mixture of ammonia and warm water in the drain and let it sit for 30 minutes, then run cold water with your disposal turned on to clear out any build up