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Can You Put Drain Cleaner in a Garbage Disposal?

From time to time we all have that moment. It simply slips from our minds that somewhere in the fridge we have a plate full of something. Something that used to be edible food, but the more time goes by, the more it turns into something alien-like.

Well, the THING won’t disintegrate itself, it’s up to YOU to do something. What is the best way to get rid of it? Garbage disposal, of course!

But, if the nasty things make the disposal dirty, greasy or clogged – how do you clean it? Can you put drain cleaner in a garbage disposal?

Here’s the chance to find out what is the safest and smartest way to maintain the cleanliness and overall hygiene of the drain at some desirable level.

We shall share the most common dos and don’ts with you so that you know what is and what is not advisable to do when it comes to cleaning the drain. If you take care of it properly, you will prevent not only clogging but those unpleasant smells as well.

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How to Clean Garbage Disposal Trap

Notice an uncomfortable smell in the kitchen?

You checked the fridge but it’s not coming from there? It’s not coming from the trashcan either?

The source of the stench is probably coming from the garbage disposal because of leftover food from before who knows when. Another sign that your garbage disposal is stuck is when you see water overflowing and not going away, even though it should.

Theoretically speaking, these machines are supposed to be self-cleaning, but over time food particles can catch on to parts they’re not supposed to. This always happens at homes that have a garbage disposal so calm down and let’s take it step by step, by looking at numerous ways for cleaning a garbage disposal trap.

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How to Get Rid of Garbage Disposal Odor

Garbage disposal is the main responsible part to keeping your kitchen clean and smell free.

Cleaning chemicals are used when needed and you can’t really go wrong with using those, so we consider them being a less important part since they need less of your focus and energy than the garbage disposal.

The main point of a garbage disposal machine is to shred food into smaller pieces so that it doesn’t clog the pipes and cause water to overflow. Taking care of this machine will lead to it doing its job for you well.

Anything that isn’t biodegradable shouldn’t be put in it, but people often make this mistake anyway. Your pipe system needs to be able to run smoothly in order for it to have water flowing without any nuisance for you. If it encounters a blockage, you will definitely know by the smell.

Over time, bacteria and leftover food culminate causing for the garbage disposal to emit a certain odor. This will happen eventually so when it does, don’t worry. It’s perfectly normal and we’ll guide you through solving this problem.

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How To Deodorize Garbage Disposal

You have to agree that garbage disposal is one of the most useful things to have in your kitchen. It comes in handy when you need to get rid of the waste, and it’s really practical to use. However, it’s no fun when it gets clogged.

Food and grease residue, as well as large objects that get stuck inside the disposal, can cause a mess and bad smells that can spread across your kitchen and eventually whole home. Bad odors caused by the food mold inside the disposal can be difficult to eliminate.

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What are the Best Garbage Disposal Cleaning Products?

Having a garbage disposal in your kitchen is very useful, especially when you have to wash a lot of dishes and you don’t want to waste time or throw all of your food in a garbage can. Good garbage disposal will get rid of any food residue quickly and smoothly.

Even though they’re very useful, these disposals can get clogged very easily, especially if you don’t follow the rules about the food that’s allowed to get inside the disposal. The food that’s not biodegradable, rice, pasta and other food that becomes bigger from water can clog the drain very quickly.

A clogged drain can cause various inconveniences. It can create a mess and make the dishwashing slower. It can also cause bad smell of the drain and in the kitchen, and no one wants that!

Cleaning the disposal from time to time even when it’s not clogged is always useful because it will prevent these accidents in the future and make your cleaning faster and easier. That’s why I clean it once a month.

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How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal with Baking Soda

When everything in your household is functioning smoothly you do not even think of how big of a nuisance household issues may be. Broken down appliances, cleaning stains and clogged drains, anyone?

Fixing some of those issues is beyond our power and we may need to call a professional to help or purchase new items and so on. However, there are some things that you can do yourself, especially if you are into DIY projects.

Unclogging a backed up garbage disposal drain or a sink drain is usually one of those things that you can safely and easily do yourself with just a few ingredients which you, chances are, already have in your kitchen.

If not, you definitely should get your hands on those ingredients as they are helpful for many things around the household due to their attributes.

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How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal with a Plunger

A clogged garbage disposal is on top of the list of reasons why people call a handyman since many of us simply can’t bother with unclogging it ourselves.

The thought of having to disassemble the pipes in order to clean the garbage disposal of the garbage can be really stressful! Moreover, using chemicals to unclog it simply isn’t an option.

Garbage disposal is different from the sink, and these chemicals can eat away some of the plastic components of your garbage disposal.

Therefore, the best and the cheapest way to unclog your garbage disposal is the most obvious and the simplest one. You’ll need only a plunger, and maybe a couple of long-handled tongs or pliers.

The process itself is very easy, and you can follow it step-by-step with our instructions.

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How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal with Standing Water

Imagine that you’ve just had an enjoyable dinner with your friends at your place.

And now you probably have a host of dirty tableware that you are looking at with half-closed eyes, weary of preparing the meal as well as long social interaction. So while the table is slowly starting to look like a bed in your exhausted mind, you lean over the kitchen sink and begin rinsing the dishes covered with leftovers.

Then, suddenly, a repugnant smell awakens you on time for you to realize that turbid water is about to overflow the sink’s brim! “What a disaster has come my way!” – you might think!

But stop flipping out! And don’t reach out to any chemicals or the phone to call a rescuer, unless it is someone whose help will be free of charge!

You are not even aware of the plentiful solutions to this problem you have at your disposal! Transfer the smelly water with a pitcher to a bucket and then take a look at these options!

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Kitchen Sink Clogged Past Trap: How to Fix It?

Kitchen sinks getting clogged up are a natural occurrence and at some point of time, you will have to Google search on how to fix it (unless you are a plumber or have a friend who happens to be a professional plumber, then lucky you!).

If you see that your sink drains water slower than usual or it doesn’t drain at all, your initial reaction is to “call the guy”, but as a matter of fact, unclogging your drain can be as easy as pie. With a few simple tools, it will be a painless process and you will save money by doing it yourself.

These tips can help you better understand your water pipes and also learn to do something new around the house. You will be thankful to yourself for making your clogged drains work like new again, and then you can treat yourself with a beer and an episode of your favorite TV show!

Usually, pipes get clogged somewhere around the P-trap, which is the pipe in your pipe cabinet that looks somewhat like the letter P. If, however, your blockage is deeper in the system, it will make things a little more difficult for you to reach it. Keep reading and you will find out how to handle even these types of blockages!

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How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink with Disposal

Ever come across a jammed kitchen sink drain whereas having an awaiting pile of tableware smeared with food remains? The mere sight of wastewater backing up, let alone the repugnant smell it emits, can really freak one out!

Calm down! I know that you’re having your wires crossed about how to deal with this predicament while leaning against the brim of the sink but check out a couple of easy-to-make mixtures and easy-to-use tools that may literally wash away your problem! But first – remove the standing water!

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