My wife always says that the garbage disposal is the grossest thing in her kitchen. Whenever we think about a garbage disposal, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the smell. (If you peer down into one, it probably looks kind of disgusting, too.) Here’s what everyone can do to make garbage disposals a little bit less gross.
One way to effectively combat bad smells is by putting citrus peels down the disposal. Orange peels, lemon peels, and even clementine peels will do a good job of giving it a fresh smell and covering up any foulness. (Of course, how effective this solution is really depends on how long the disposal has been neglected.) Another effective solution would be to use a product like BioSmart, which eats the bacteria that causes bad smells. We make BioSmart available to our clients because it’s a very effective form of drain care.
When it comes to cleaning the disposal, a good strategy is to use ice cubes. It’s commonly said that ice cubes will sharpen the blades of the garbage disposal, but that’s not actually the case. The blades are made out of steel, which isn’t sharpened with ice. What’s really happening is the ice cubes are removing most of the debris stuck to the blades. This can also help to prevent foul smells.
If you have any trouble with your garbage disposal this year, reach out to the team at Wisler Plumbing and Air. Contact us online or give us a call at 540-483-9382.