How to keep your unit in top condition


A sink garbage disposal is a great help in the kitchen, making it fast and easy to clean up your food waste. But you have to treat it with respect if you want it to last.

When you grind food use cold water (hot water can melt fats and clog the mechanism and pipes)

Don’t overfill the garbage disposer

Always run water before and after you use the garbage disposal

Don’t put bleach, drain cleaners, or other chemicals down the unit

Don’t try to grind bones, coffee grounds, overly fibrous materials (like artichokes or corn husks), or things like glass, metal, or rubber

If something has been put in the disposal that should not have been, use tongs or pliers to pull the material out. Never use your hand.

To clean a garbage disposal: Get rid of built-up sludge and debris by filling it with ice cubes and a cup of rock salt, then run it for about five seconds. If your garbage disposal smells bad, deodorize it by running warm water down it while you grind a lemon.


Contact your Walker plumbing professional today if you need garbage disposal repair or a new installation.