Garbage Disposal Repair

This is a picture of a garbade disposal repair.

Contrary to popular belief, your garbage disposal is not a receptacle for every food waste item.  Egg shells, onion skins, pasta, potato peels, fruit pits, corn husks and shells are big no-nos!  The word garbage disposal is a huge misnomer.  A garbage disposal is designed to simplify your life.  You can mitigate your disposal’s malfunctions by following a few key instructions.  Once we repair your disposal we will supply you with a list of key do’s and don’ts.

Do yourself a favor and walk one foot over to the trash can and dump most food waste into the trash can.

Hot vs. Cold Water

This debate is had all over America from coast to coast.  We are going to settle it once and for all.  Should you use hot or cold water when operating your garbage disposal?  It is our humble professional opinion at Boise Appliance Repair Service that you use cold water when running your garbage disposal.  It is thought that hot water helps the waste disintegrate faster.

In reality, hot water heats up the metal which make it expand, and then ultimately causes the blades and gears to grind against each other.  Use cold water when running your garbage disposal for more durability and efficient usage.

Spoons

Inevitably, a few spoons and forks will make their way into your garbage disposal.  Your are human and will not always remember to check the disposal for foreign objects before operating.  When you hear that grinding noise that sounds like something is caught, you turn off the switch and fish whatever is stuck out of the murky pit of your disposal.

This is classified as normal wear and tear, but eventually you will need to call Boise Appliance Repair to replace the blades and possibly the motor.  This is such a common problem, that we keep these items in stock.  No need to wait days for a part to arrive.

Bananas and Grape Stems

There are several items that do not belong in your garbage disposal.  Let’s go over a few of them and why.  Garbage disposals are a modern appliance included in every modern kitchen.  Due to its powerful motor, many people think that it can handle anything.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Two items you should never place in your disposal are bananas and grape stems.

The simple truth is that although the motor is powerful and the blades are sharp, they simply cannot handle these two items.  To continue depositing these items in your disposal is akin to throwing money down the drain.

Lemon and Orange Peels

While it is true that depositing lemon and orange peels into your disposal will make it smell fresh, those peels force it to work too hard to process them.  Your garbage disposal was designed to catch small particles left over in the dirty dish water after you finished washing dishes.

It was never meant to be an all encompassing trash compactor.  Simply dispose of orange and lemon peels in the trash or dry them and use them for a potpourri.  If not, we’ll be happy to come to your home or office to repair your disposal.

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