In order to get the most out of your insinkerator, you need to make sure you follow these two rules:
- Feed it like yourself: Don’t throw all the scraps down at once, push a small amount through and let it process that before putting more down there. Whacking a whole heap down at once may cause the blades to become stuck and trying to then clear it can be a pretty awful (and pretty dangerous) task.
- Water it as you feed it: Ensure a large amount of cold running water is going down the drain while operating and keep the water running for several seconds once turned off.
- They can eventually begin to smell, even more so if the food isn’t processed & flushed down the drain instantly. Easily solved though! Take a lemon & quarter it. Place a heaped tablespoon of baking soda down there, add the 4 pieces of lemon, run the cold water & turn it on. An instantly clean garbage disposal!
- If your insinkerator does become clogged and you are having problems with it, give us a call at Maxey Plumbing & Gas. We can often clear and unblock insinkerators and if not, we are happy to recommend models and install a new one for you.