November Home Maintenance To-Do List
By: Danny Lipford
To-Do #1: Clean Garbage Disposal
Before hosting a big Thanksgiving party, take a few minutes to clean and freshen up your garbage disposal first. This chore couldn’t be easier, here’s how.
To Clean a Garbage Disposal:
- Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into the disposal.
- Follow it with a cup of white vinegar. The vinegar and baking soda will react to form frothy bubbles.
- When the bubbles subside, pour a pot of boiling water down the disposal and let it sit for about five minutes.
- Turn on the water in the sink and the disposal, and let it run until the disposal is rinsed out.
To keep your disposal smelling fresh, put some leftover chunks of lemon in an ice cube tray, cover them with water, and freeze. Whenever your garbage disposal gets a bit funky, run a few “lemon cubes” through the disposal for a quick freshen-up.
The ice chunks will scour the blades and scrape away stuck-on debris inside the disposal!
Watch our video on How to Clean a Garbage Disposal to find out more.