How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal

There are some simple things you can do to keep GD clogs to a minimum. Below are some reasons for clogging:foreign objects i.e. dropping a spoon or fork into the disposal.Feeding garbage in too rapidly.Failing to run enough water while garbage is being processed.Your garbage disposal is not perfect, so dont expect it to devour and digest everything. For example, dont throw corncobs or fish and chicken bones down a disposal and expect it to continue working without a clog. Never use chemical drain cleaners in a disposal as they are corrosive to parts and you of course. You can ask professionals such as Archway Plumbers to unclog your machine and advise on dos and donts.Every few months cut a fresh lemon in half, throw one half in the disposal then turn on the unit. The lemons odour deodorizes the unit. You know its working by the fresh lemony smell. Follow these steps to unclog a disposal, Shut off the electrical power switch. ( actions carried out by every Archway Plumber ).Never put your hand in the disposal. Remember that the switch may be defective, so keep your hands out of the disposal even when power to the machine is turned off.look for any foreign objects caught in the disposal.If an object caused the stoppage, use a pair of pliers to reach into the disposal and remove it.Turn on the power and push the reset or overload protector button. If the disposal is still clogged, follow these steps:Turn off the power and insert a long dowel, a wooden spoon, or a broom handle never your hand into the drain opening.Push the bottom end of the wooden probe against the impeller (the blades that grind up the garbage) and rock it back and forth to free it. 3.When the impeller moves freely, turn the power back on and test.