let’s do the fork in the garbage disposal

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It is the time of year when we are all preparing our homes for visitors and family. As you clean your home, one area that can be overlooked is your garbage disposal. The holidays often bring a lot of cooking – which means more food scraps to dispose of. It’s important to keep this appliance in good working order by periodically cleaning it out with these 11 easy steps!

Step One: Turn off the power at the electrical panel and make sure that you have a bucket ready to catch any water draining from the unit.

Step Two: Remove all of the food scraps in your disposal by running cold water through it for about two minutes before switching to hot, then back again until nothing comes out but air.

Step Three: Add ice cubes or crushed ice to create an icy slush around blades – this helps keep them sharp and will also help break up anything leftover, like grease. Put on gloves if needed!

Step Four: Switch your garbage disposal back on with high-speed setting for 30 seconds before turning it off once more. Run some fresh dish soap down each side while slowly rotating the blades for about 30 seconds.

Step Five: Begin by putting a couple of cups of baking soda in the drain, then pour white vinegar on top before running your disposal with cold water once more. This should cause bubbles to form which will help dislodge any leftover food particles and also freshen up your kitchen!

Step Six: Run hot water down the drain for another two minutes before flipping back to ice cubes or crushed ice again – this helps keep them sharp. Rinse out the sink and clean off all surfaces where you were working as well as inside the garbage disposal unit with dish soap diluted in warm water.

Step Seven: Flip back to high-speed setting but only run it for a few seconds at a time. This helps to get rid of any lingering odors.

Step Eight: Repeat steps six and seven a few times before flipping back to ice cubes or crushed ice – this should help keep the blades sharp.

Now that you’ve successfully cleaned your disposal unit, it’s time for maintenance! Make sure to empty out anything leftover in the dishwasher if applicable (this can make more room for dishes) as well as clean off all surfaces with soapy water where food scraps may have fallen outside of the sink area including inside the garbage disposal unit. Be sure not to put too much pressure on these surface areas when cleaning them because they’re prone to cracking and breaking from excess use while also being delicate due to their proximity near plumbing fixtures such as plumbing.

– Empty out anything leftover in the dishwasher if applicable (this can make more room for dishes). Be sure not to put too much pressure on these surface areas when cleaning them because they’re prone to cracking and breaking from excess use while also being delicate due to their proximity near plumbing fixtures such as your garbage disposal unit.

– If you have a clog, there are several ways that may work depending on what’s causing it – this will depend entirely primarily on where the problem is coming from in terms of which type of appliance it originates from. For example: a clogged sink drain would need hair pulled or cut by hand; whereas an overfilled trash compactor might be solved with a plunger or snake (this is not an exhaustive list of possible solutions).

– If your dishwasher drains slowly: first, check the hose from under the sink to see if there are any blockages. Run water while you’re doing this, and take a flashlight with you so that you can look inside for obstructions (typically hair or food buildup). Keep in mind it’s important to remove all objects found because they could potentially cause future problems as well.

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