How to Clear a Clogged Garbage Disposal: Clear it Like a Pro

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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