Learn expert tips on unclogging your garbage disposal with John C. Flood’s step-by-step guide. Clear blockages safely and efficiently, ensuring a smooth-running disposal.
Step 1: Turn Off and Stay Safe
Always turn off the garbage disposal at the switch and unplug it if accessible.
Step 2: Manual Check
Using tongs or pliers (never your hands), see if there’s any visible obstruction and try to remove it.
Step 3: Natural Cleaning Solution
Mix equal parts of vinegar and baking soda and pour it down the disposal. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then flush with hot water.
Step 4: Use an Allen Wrench
Most disposals have a manual crank option at the base. Using an Allen wrench, you can manually turn the disposal to free up minor jams.
Step 5: Expert Touch
If the disposal remains clogged or produces unusual sounds, it’s time to consult with John C. Flood professionals at 703-214-5611!
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