This blog was posted by Your San Antonio Plumber – Chambliss Plumbing Services
If your garbage disposal has taken over your whole kitchen area with a bombardment of awful odors and foul smells, you’ve found the right post. In this post, we’ll outline the steps you need to take to reclaim your kitchen and get it smelling fresh again. There’s nothing worse than coming home after a long day and not being able to stand the smell in your kitchen as you are forced to cook dinner.
To reclaim your kitchen you’ll need the following items:
2 cups of ice
1 cup of rock salt or vinegar
tongs or pliers
After you have secured the initial items, it’s time to start work! We’re going to get your kitchen back to it’s old smell again so that you won’t have to hold your breath due to the foul odors.
Pour the ice and rock salt (or vinegar) into your disposal (NEVER use bleach or other harmful chemicals)
Turn the cold water on and run the disposal for 5 to 10 seconds. This will allow the ice and rock salt mixture to clear the disposal of any food debris or hardened food particles.
If there are any items inside the disposal that are too large to be disposed of, use the tongs or pliers to retrieve the items. NEVER retrieve items from your disposal while there is power applied to the unit, be sure to unplug the unit before performing this step.
Fill your sink with 4 inches of cold water and then run the disposal until the sink is cleared of water. This will remove any remaining food waste from the disposal.
Run the lemon peels and warm water through your disposal to keep it smelling fresh!
We hope these steps will help you enjoy a fresh-smelling kitchen. If you have any additional cleaning tips or questions, feel free to ask in the comments.