Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

May 8, 2014

in Home Maintenance

Garbage disposal featured in a Lennar homeYour new Lennar home includes many of the conveniences of modern living. The garbage disposal in your kitchen sink is one of these useful features.

The garbage disposal is not meant for disposing of large amounts of leftover food, especially items like potato peels or eggshells. Large bones and fibrous materials can also damage the garbage disposal. Make sure to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for information on exactly how to use your garbage disposal.

When using the disposal, run cold water to wash down materials, letting it run for a sufficient amount of time to carry the particles down and into the main line, this will help prevent buildup on the transit pipes.

Never place your hand into your garbage disposal. If your disposal is jammed, make sure the unit is turned off and unplugged. Then, take the special tool that comes with your disposal to work the gears free. Remove the jammed item. Once the unit is cleared, put it back together, press the reset button on the bottom and plug it in. It should now work normally.

For a video demonstration about garbage disposals, check out the Lennar home care video by clicking this link. If you need additional assistance, please contact your local Lennar Customer Care team.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

properties philippines October 29, 2009 at 4:39 am

This was WONDERFUL. HUGE thanks for the tips. You made this a wonderful, but simple, blog. This is a great resource. KUDOS!!!

Deirdre G

ndumiso Jikela April 12, 2010 at 5:00 am

Iam currently compiling a home owners manual for our new tenants. Kindly advise me on tips that I can include as part of the document. e.g Dos and Donts.
Ndumiso Jikela

Lennar April 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Dear Ndumiso,

Thank you for your comment. Please search our blog and you will find many tips that will be great to include. Depending on what area of the country you are in and what you think your tenants will be interested in, you should be able to find plenty of pertinent information.

Lennar Customer Care

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