Garbage disposals are quite convenient when it comes to getting rid of the organic waste that accumulates quickly in your kitchen. However the smell can eventually detract from any convenience enjoyed. That doesn’t have to be a problem though. With these few tips you can take the unpleasant odour out of your garbage disposal.
There are lots of materials available for cleaning your garbage disposal, and some of them can probably be found in your home right now. These materials include: a scrub brush or nylon brush, soap, ice, kosher salt, baking soda and lemon peels.
Run some hot water through your garbage disposal for approximately one minute. This is a practical way to combat the odour that comes from food particles and other refuse. Fill the basin with water again, this time with the rubber stopper plugged in. Make the sure the garbage disposal is off. Once the sink has been half filled (no need to fill it to capacity) then add in the cleaning agents you have on hand, whether they be salt, detergent, baking soda or some other agent. Turn on the garbage disposal again and allow the water (with whatever cleaning agent you use) to run through the disposal.
Once this is done, turn the garbage disposal off again. You can use the brush once again to thoroughly clean any leftover residue. This is also a good time to make further use of cleaning agents to finish the job. This should get rid of whatever odour is still lingering.
As with many things, prevention is better than cure. If you take some simple precautions to prevent odours then you can save the time and energy spent trying to get rid of them. Do not expose the garbage disposal to organic material it wasn’t designed to handle. Avoid putting in fibrous vegetables like celery. Some garbage is actually good for the blades, such as fruit and egg shells. Finally, run the machine for a little longer than you think is necessary, to get rid of excess materials that might still be around.
Preventing odours is pretty easy if you practice the above mentioned strategies on a regular basis. It will be good for your garbage disposal and good for your kitchen. Call us today to see how we can help you make your kitchen cleaner.