Garbage Disposal Repair
Thanksgiving was a success. The turkey came out great – succulent, well seasoned and juicy. Everyone arrived on time. Dinner was finished by 6PM. After two days of cooking, your guests filled their bellies in less than 45 minutes. Ahhh . . . the joys of cooking. The plates have been cleared. After dumping food remnants down the garbage disposal, you realize it’s making noise but not actually doing the work. What do you do? Do you dig the food out with your hands and put it in the trash bin? You try unplugging and plugging the machine, then turning it on and off to no avail. It’s time to call Appliance Repair Stockton for help.
Hot vs. Cold Water
We don’t mind sharing tips and hacks that will keep your garbage disposal operating efficiently. One debate that continues to be ongoing is whether or not hot water is best for garbage disposals. Half our clients think cold water is best while their spouses tend to disagree – advocating for hot water. Allow us to settle the argument. While hot water certainly helps to disintegrate food particles faster, it also heats up the molecules within the metal blades. Once those molecules expand, the blades knock into each other and will eventually cause malfunction. In short, use cold water whenever operating your garbage disposal.
Ubiquitous Spoons and Forks
They are the bane of our existence. Here you are ready to do the dishes. The first thing you do is turn on the cold water and flip the switch to the garbage disposal. Bthupubooom-thumoop! That’s the sound your garbage disposal makes as the blades knock against the spoon or fork that has haphazardly fallen down the drain. Too many instances like this will lead to the premature failure of your unit. Enlist us to install a new rubber catch. This will decrease the amount of spoon, forks and knives that make their way into your garbage disposal.
Banana Peels and Grape Stems
In our humble professional opinion, garbage disposals are deserving of a new name. This will help eliminate some of the confusion. Instead of garbage disposal, it should be christened small food particle receptacle. The current name gives the impression that any food item can be placed in the garbage disposal. This notion couldn’t be further from the truth. For one, banana peels and grape stems are just a few of the items that should never go down your garbage receptacle. Garbage disposals were designed to prevent clogged pipes. Before they were invented, most items would go in the trash. With the advent of garbage disposals, most items go down the sink. Prevent premature failure by following this simple tip.
Lemon and Orange Peels
There is one more tip we’d like to share. Instead of spending unnecessary resources on chemical solutions designed to make your garbage disposal smell less like a trash receptacle, use orange and lemon peels. The essential oils from the peels will be activated once the blades come into contact with them. The result is a fresh smelling garbage disposal that has the power to enliven your kitchen with a citrus scent. Contact Appliance Repair Stockton for more tips and tricks. We offer low cost garbage disposal repair for homeowners, apartment dwellers, restaurants and cafes throughout Stockton.