Is Your Garbage Disposal Running Correctly?

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

If you are inspecting your garbage disposal, the first thing to check is the sound. Simply turn on your disposal and listen for a few seconds. A properly running disposal will have a clear, uncluttered sound, while a rusty disposal will have more of a crunchy sound. If the disposal suddenly stops or jams, then there’s a bigger issue.

On the bottom of the center of all InSinkeRator® disposals, there’s a reset button. There’s also a small hole for the…

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Do I need to buy a home warranty?

By Dave Judd on Jan 12, 2016

A recent survey stated that 2/3 of home buyers report the failure of two major items in their home within the first year of ownership.  This fact creates a slam dunk for companies offering home buyers a homeowner protection policy.  Typically purchased by the seller, home warranties offer the buyer ‘peace of mind’ protection for the failure of appliances and household systems.
The policies are relatively inexpensive, but there’s a catch. …

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What NOT to put in a garbage disposal

By Dave Judd on Nov 16, 2015


separate-2Make a “water sandwich” by turning on the water for a few seconds, then activate the disposal, run the water for at least ten seconds after turning off the appliance.  This will help ensure all waste makes it to the street.
Avoid stringy and fibrous matter, especially celery, corn silk,  and like foods.  It’s not a garbage can so filtered cigarettes qualify as forbidden…

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