Helpful Tips & Hints
When using Disposer Care®, ensure the following conditions are met:
- The disposer is turned off and all remaining food waste is flushed out with water
- Run a strong steam of hot water into the disposer-side sink (but not directly into the drain) for about a minute
- Reduce stream until water flow is roughly the width of a pencil, and allow stream to continue draining into the disposer-side sink
- Insert one biodegradable Disposer Care® packet completely into the disposer
- If content packets are solid, knead with your fingers to break up
- Once inserted, turn on your disposer and watch the powerful foaming action rid your disposer of excess build-up and nasty odors
- Cleaning time varies, but should take between 2-4 minutes. Cleaning is complete when the foam retreats into the disposer and you hear a "swish" of water
- Rinse the remaining foam left in your sink into the drain and you are finished!
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Other general disposer tips
Using Chemical Cleaners.
- Cleaners should never be mixed. There is always a chance for a negative reaction. Make sure any surface is rid of other chemicals before using more chemical.
Using Hot Water.
- Never use hot water in your disposer unless you are using a disposer cleaner like Disposer Care®. The high temperature of the water can melt fat scraps and oils which may re-solidify as a blockage further down the drain's pipes.
- Disposer Care® is safe for all septic systems, plumbing and plumbing fixtures.
Disposer shutting off.
- Disposers will instantly shut off when over-heated. However many disposers also have a reset switch on the lower portion of the disposer. If the appliance shuts down during a cleaning, allow the disposer to cool and restart the appliance by resetting the shut-off switch.
- For other general tips about proper disposer maintenance or general information about garbage disposers, please visit our partners at www.insinkerator.com.
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