Spend LESS for Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service in Sun City

Are you interested in learning ways to keep your garbage disposal working better for longer? Most residential disposals have a lifespan anywhere between five and 10 years. If you want to get as close to that 10-year mark as you can with your current disposal, it is critical that you take measures to maintain your disposal according to manufacturer suggestions.

At Sun City Action Plumbers, we answer the telephone around the clock taking your questions and providing you with useful, every day tips for keeping your disposal running smoothly. While we are always happy to provide quality repairs and precise installation, we know our customers would prefer we never step foot into their homes because it means everything is working as it should. If you want to keep the repairman away, here are some tips for using and taking care of your garbage disposal.

Be Careful What You Put in the Garbage Disposal

You already know not to put glass, metal, or plastic items in a disposal, right? But, what about food items? Do you know which kind of food waste is acceptable to grind up in your disposal? As a general rule, stay away from putting the following foods in your disposal:

  • Potato skins
  • Onion skins
  • Celery
  • Carrot shavings
  • Cooking oil
  • Expandable foods like pasta and rice
  • Grease

Residential disposal will last longer with light use. They can and should be run often, but large amounts of food should never be placed in the disposal at one time.

How to Clean Your Disposal

While you do not need to clean your disposal with chemical cleaners, you do need to clean it lightly to keep it free of excess food particles and odor-free. Here are three ways to do this:

  1. Run cold water into the disposal along with a small amount of liquid dish detergent.
  2. Cut up citrus fruits like lemons, limes, or oranges. Grind these pieces up in the disposal once or twice a month to keep it smelling fresh.
  3. Make vinegar ice cubes and grind them up in the disposal once or twice a month too. The vinegar will deodorize and lightly clean while the ice sharpens the blades.

Call Us for Professional Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

If you do need plumbing service, give us a call right away. We service all areas of Sun City, Arizona, and are available 24 hours a day. Our garbage disposal installation services are guaranteed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee as is our garbage disposal repair service. Call today to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

At Sun City Action Plumbers, we handle all your residential plumbing services from toilet repair and installation to sewer line repair. We’re always here for you!