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  • Writer's pictureJesse Gonzalez

What Can Cause Your Garbage Disposal To Break?

Garbage disposals are an excellent way to keep your kitchen clean and sanitary. But if you don’t take care of them properly, or have too much built up inside, they can break down or become clogged. Here are some common causes of garbage disposal breakdowns:

• Objects that are too large - Garbage disposals generally have a capacity limit on the size and weight of the objects that can be safely ground up. Putting anything larger than this in the disposal can cause it to jam, potentially damaging its internal parts.

• Grease buildup - Grease from cooking should never be put into a garbage disposal as it will eventually solidify, resulting in clogging and damage.

• Mineral deposits - If you live in an area with hard water, over time these mineral deposits can build up inside the garbage disposal, slowing it down and eventually causing a breakdown.

• Electrical problems - Garbage disposals have electrical components that can become faulty or worn out after regular use. A qualified technician should be called to inspect any electrical issues.

By being aware of what causes your garbage disposal to break, you can take steps to prevent it from happening. Regularly cleaning your disposal with a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda will help keep it running smoothly, and avoid putting anything too large into the unit.

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