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Keeping your garbage disposal clean is easier than you think. If you use your disposal often you probably notice an unpleasant odor coming from it every once an awhile. This often means that some of the food remains may be built up or that there may be left over bacteria from previous uses.

Here are three simple ways to keep your garbage disposal clean and free of odor. The first way is to pour a half cup of baking soda down the disposal followed by one to one and a half cups of white vinegar. Let this work together for a few minutes, and then pour a half gallon of hot or boiling water down the drain.

The second way to clean the garbage disposal is with bleach and water. Mix in a large container or bowl one gallon of water and one tablespoon of bleach. Pour this down your drain, and then thoroughly rinse your drain with cold water for a few minutes.

The third suggestion is to process lemons or limes through the garbage disposal. The acid in the fruits will help remove any odor you may be experiencing.

These are just a few of the many cleaning methods you can use yourself at home. If you need professional help to remove odor or fix your garbage disposal please give us a call here at Nowthen Plumbing.