If you regularly cook in your kitchen, then there is a good chance that you rely on your garbage disposal quite often to help you to dispose of food waste. Did you know that garbage disposals are not only convenient, but they actually help to protect the environment? Food scraps are mostly made up of water, and when they are put down a garbage disposal, that water can be used again. Garbage disposals also prevent food scraps from being put into landfills and eventually from being decomposing and producing toxic methane gasses.

Garbage disposals are wonderful things, but they don’t always work the way they should.  A garbage disposal that has stopped working can cause some major inconveniences, especially when you consider the fact that up to twenty percent of the waste from the average American household consists of scraps of food. If you have a problem with your garbage disposal, turn to the expert plumbers at Culler Plumbing Services. We offer a wide variety of plumbing services so that we can meet your each and every need, and there is no problem too big or too small for our team to handle.

Another common issue with garbage disposals is odors. A buildup of scraps and debris of food can cause a foul odor to come from your garbage disposal. Luckily, there are several things that you can do on your own to combat this issue:

  • Pour a bit of liquid dish detergent into your garbage disposal while it’s still running.

  • Run cold water down your garbage disposal for around thirty seconds to wash away debris.

  • Grind lemon rinds, an orange peel or ice cubes in your disposer for approximately thirty seconds.

If your garbage disposal consistently has an odor that you can’t get rid of or you are in need of repair, feel free to contact us today!