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July 21,2018

How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal

There is nothing wrong in calling plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh to unclog your garbage disposal and we will arrive at your location as fast as possible with our loaded and customized van, cleanly shaved, uniformed and certified plumbers in Pittsburgh. However, wed like our customers to handle minor plumbing issues themselves before calling professionals.

We encourage you to learn and gain valuable DIY experience and if possible, get your hands dirty once a while. Interestingly, with the information shared in this article by Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, youd like to take control when faced with the conundrum of unclogging a garbage disposal.

So, its time to roll up your sleeves and learn simple home remedies that will be very beneficial during clogging emergencies. Wait no more and join the ride!

You need to get the following materials and tools:

  • A plunger
  • White vinegar
  • A flashlight
  • Baking soda
  • A plier or long handled tongs
  • And a bucket

First step

Turn off the garbage disposal. It is important to note that safety is the first rule in any DIY activity. Therefore, you need to turn off and unplug the garbage disposal from the socket. Then use the flashlight to search for the clog by pointing it at the hole or opening in the sink.

Second step

It is expected that you will see the objects that are responsible for the clog when you use the flashlight as described in step one above. Now, you need to use the long-handled tongs to remove all the items that are causing the clog. This should be done gradually to make sure you pick all of them. Then, turn on the disposal to see if its working properly.

Are you not satisfied? Lets get to the next step.

Third step

Its possible that leftover food and other items that could not be grinded by the garbage disposal is causing the clog. You can use the plunger to remove the leftover, so it can start working properly.

Use the plunger to cover the drain and pour a little quantity of water to cover the edges. You may need to plunge the drain for five times or above just to be sure that all the items are removed. Check if water has started draining and also switch on the disposal to see if it can process the food ruminants.

Hope its working properly congrats if thats the case; if not, you may have to try applying another technique.

Fourth step

Turn off the garbage disposal once more and get the baking soda and white vinegar. Pour about half cup of the baking powder in the disposal and quickly pour in a smaller quantity of the white vinegar. You need to cover up your nose to avoid inhaling the fumes. Allow it for five or ten more minutes.

Pour hot water into the disposal and turn it on after another five minutes. Hopefully, your garbage disposal will be working properly and efficiently.

Final step

If youve followed the garbage disposal unclogging procedure recommended above by Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh and the garbage disposal is not up and running, then you need to invite professionals.

Contact plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh and be sure to get distinctive services at affordable prices.

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