Asked on May 10, 2017

Easiest way to clean out a garbage disposal?

Just peachyLandsharkinncLindy


I noticed some backup in both kitchen sinks yesterday and was able to flush it out with some bleach but started backing up again later. I think it is the garbage disposal and need a inexpensive to clean it out. Without calling a plumber.
4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017
  • Lindy
    on May 11, 2017

    If you are looking to just clean and freshen this is what I do. run water, start disposal, squirt a good amount of Dawn or good dishwashing soap into the drain and run for as long as you still see suds. Cleans everything right up and the soap is thick enough to stick around and do a good job. I do this every couple of weeks and smells are gone.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on May 11, 2017

    I like vinegar/baking soda, followed by a pot of boiling water
  • Just peachy
    on May 11, 2017

    i would make sure to feel around the disposal, make sure there is t a bone or something hard stuck in the blades. I once stayed in a rental where the disposal was constantly clogging. A plumber came in and found a screw stuck in there! I didn't have problems with it again.
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