If your garbage disposal isn’t running as it should, follow these tips. Always use cold water on high instead of warm when grinding waste. This will ensure that any accidental grease or oil that gets down your drain becomes a solid before reaching the trap. Pouring dish soap in the sink while the garbage disposal is running can help keep it clean. Grinding citrus fruit rinds can eliminate rotten food smells and leave behind a natural fresh scent.
Most homeowners think that rigid foods like egg shells and meat and fish bones don’t belong in the disposal. Rigid foods actually help maintain the cleanliness of the disposal walls and scrub away any buildup or corrosion. Lastly, simply running your garbage disposal regularly will extends its lifetime.