Your garbage disposal works hard for you, making mincemeat of vegetable peels and leftovers. However, the evidence of this hard work is revealed by a foul odor from slime that comes from deep inside. The only way to get rid of this smell is to clean the disposal.
Some plumbing companies in Geneva, IL, provide this service for you. Otherwise, this is a multistep project that requires hard work.
We have two crucial safety concerns for anyone taking on this task. As a professional from a plumbing company knows, first, you must disconnect the power. The second concern is never to put your hand or fingers into the disposal.
Here’s what you should do:
- Check inside the disposal for metal items and vegetable fibers and remove them.
Drop ½ cup of rock salt and a dozen ice cubes into the disposal, then turn the power on to grind these up to clean the blades.
- Add 1 cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda to the drain to kill bacteria.
Scrub the rubber flaps near the disposal’s neck.
- Fill up the sink, add dish soap, and let this run through the pipe.
- Drop in lemon peel and grind it up to make your garbage disposal smell sweet.
If this seems like too much work for you, then call a plumbing professional to take care it for you.