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Category: Garbage Disposal

Is Your Garbage Disposal Running Correctly?

If you are inspecting your garbage disposal, the first thing to check is the sound. Simply turn on your disposal and listen for a few seconds. A properly running disposal will have a clear, uncluttered sound, while a rusty disposal will have more of a crunchy sound. If the disposal suddenly stops or jams, then…

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What NOT to put in a garbage disposal

Make a “water sandwich” by turning on the water for a few seconds, then activate the disposal, run the water for at least ten seconds after turning off the appliance.  This will help ensure all waste makes it to the street. Avoid stringy and fibrous matter, especially celery, corn silk,  and like foods.  It’s not…

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