Garbage Disposal Summary:
-The garbage disposal was operable at the time of the inspection, however the garbage disposal was excessively noisy, indicating that it may have worn components and that may need to be replaced.
-The kitchen garbage disposal’s exterior exhibited moderate corrosion.
-Further evaluation by a qualified technician is recommended.
Maintenance and Operation Suggestions:
-Put only small quantities of food into the disposal at a time. Large food scraps should be cut into smaller pieces before entering the disposal.
-Never put anything down the disposal that is not food or water. Bottle caps, aluminum foil, and other non-food items can damage the disposal or get stuck in the plumbing piping.
-Run water while using the disposal and for approximately 30 seconds after you turn it off. Food scraps will flow through the piping more easily if they are pushed along by water. Cold water is better than warm water for this purpose because it will force fats and grease to congeal and harden, allowing them to move more easily through pipes. Warm water can be run through the disposal while it is not in operation.
-Ice can be used to clear off solidified grease and other debris from the blades in a garbage disposal.