If you have a garbage disposal in your sink you know how helpful it is in your kitchen! One of the main reasons your kitchen might smell is because your garbage disposal needs to be cleaned out! Every now and then the disposal itself needs to be cleaned to eliminate odors that might be lurking around down there. You can buy chemical products that declog your garbage disposal or you can make a natural deodorizing method that is also cheaper than commercial products! Below we have some quick ways to absorb the smell in your garbage disposal!
The last thing you want to do after making dinner and washing the dishes is clawing out remains of food scraps. Thank god for garbage disposals, it saves you the hassle of a gross task and that is why it is important to keep up your garbage disposal maintenance! Homeowners fail to properly use their garbage disposals which can lead them to face frequent problems. No worries! With these simple procedures, your garbage disposal will be kept up to maintenance and it will reduce your chances of problems!
As our planet and the environment around us is trying to become more sustainable and environmentally responsible it is important to take precautionary steps to help out in every way possible. Although it may not seem relevant, trash compactors can contribute to this responsibility. They can also help us in other ways we may not have even known about. Here are the benefits of using a trash compactor for your household or your business.
You have noticed some water leaking from the bottom of your sink that seems to be coming from your garbage disposal. If a unit inside of your disposal is leaking, it most likely needs to be replaced. Some repairs require a specialist, but other can be replaced by simple do-it-yourself steps!
The leak could be coming from four common areas on you garbage disposal:
The sink flange – silver part above cutting chamber where the sink and disposal unit connect directly
The inlet hose- the black rubber hose connecting to the upper part of the black cutting chamber
The drain – drain pipe attached in the middle of cutting chamber, below hose.
The bottom of the disposal – water could be draining from the bottom of your disposal – Call a specialist
Have you ever opened your freshly run dishwasher to a foul, “fishy” smell? The good news is that this is not uncommon. Many people believe that their dishwasher is a self-cleaning machine, but, just like other appliances, it requires maintenance. As you run your dishwasher time after time, leftover food builds up in the filter and in the corners of the machine you would never think to clean. So, before you blame it on your detergent, take a scrub brush to these main areas of your dishwasher which could be the cause of the odor.
In 1929 Gordon Adler founded 1st Source Servall the first authorized distributor of OEM replacement parts. Since then 1st Source Servall has grown tremendously and now carries the largest selection of appliance parts on the internet. However, 1st Source Servall would not be where it is today without the makers of appliances. So lets take a step back in time to acknowledge the founders of our major appliances.
A garbage disposal can be super helpful in the kitchen for clean up, but every now and then the disposal itself needs to be cleaned up as well. We have a quick way to absorb the smell from your garbage disposal and clean the unit as well.
Unclogging your kitchen sink shouldn’t have to require the use of harsh chemicals. With these safe, inexpensive and natural products — it doesn’t have to! All that you will need to accomplish this task is a box of baking soda, a bottle of white vinegar, a rag and a pot full of boiling water.
The garbage disposal had this horrible crash and clap grind. The noise was caused by a loose impeller blade, which is a difficult repair. It turned out to be much more cost effective to replace the garbage disposal unit entirely.
Removing the Old Garbage Disposal
Safety First: Unplug the unit from the wall or from its power source-you should also flip the breaker for the area
Loosen the hose clamp to the dishwasher discharge hose then release the hose from the disposal unit
Luckily our unit utilized a mounting ring rather than plastic threaded bolts or hose clamps. So all we had to do was support the unit from underneath and turn it until it came away
Remove the flange and scrape off the old gasket and/or putty ring. Be careful to not gouge or scratch the metal of sink