If your garbage disposal is clogged, do you call a plumber immediately?
Everyone knows that a clogged sink creates chaos in the kitchen. Sometimes, you do not need the help of a professional plumber to unclog the sink. However, if you are trying to free it from any obstruction, you must remember not to put your hand inside the garbage disposal.
Unclogging the sink
Baking soda and white vinegar
These two ingredients can do the trick in unclogging your sink. Use half a box of baking soda and pour it on the sink. Then, pour the bottle of white vinegar to the sink. Allow the two ingredients to settle on the sink for half an hour. After that, pour boiling water over the concoction. This should be enough to clear the sink.
If the above mentioned mixture did not work, you may use the Allen wrench that comes with the unit. Insert it into the hole. Turn back and forth to remove the impeller arms. Then, turn on the unit. Operate the garbage disposal and run water.
However, if these tips did not do the trick in unclogging your unit, visit Down the Sink for even more tips, or perhaps it’s best to call a plumber.
You can always prevent this problem by knowing how to properly maintain your garbage disposal. For instance, you must sharpen the unit’s blades by feeding ice into the disposer. Another way to make sure that the unit will run in good condition all the time is to avoid contaminated water or feeding it with husks, like celery or corn. This is to prevent jamming the unit.