Are You Guilty of Abusing Your Garbage Disposal?

All too often, if you have a garbage disposal, you may be guilty of trying to put something in it that could result in costly repairs down the road. As we engage in carrying out our spring-cleaning tasks, we are sometimes stunned by the repulsive stench coming from our kitchen sink drain or garbage disposal. When it begins to smell as if something died in there, it probably did.

We tend to think that the powerful motor and blade of the garbage disposal can grind and dissolve just about anything that is shoved down the narrow opening. As a word of caution, the following things should not go in your garbage disposal that could cause irreparable damage:

Things that can easily become trapped, wedged or cause damage to the motor and blades of your garbage disposal: Bones from meat or poultry, Seeds or stone fruit pits from plums, avocados or olives.

Things that could wrap around the blades of your disposal and prevent water from flowing through it: The thin membrane of eggshells, stringy vegetables and starchy vegetables such as potato peels.

Things that can expand and clog: Rice, pasta and coffee grinds could continue to expand and create a water flow problem in your drain or disposal.

Things that could solidify: Cooking grease is a definite no-no. As it cools, it can solidify in the drain, create a massive clog and back up excess kitchen scraps in your sink.

The garbage disposal is not a trash compactor, but designed to get rid of harmless kitchen scraps. Along with damage to your garbage disposal, you may experience a strong foul odor that comes from food and grease being trapped in your disposer or sink. The Summit Disposer Care Garbage Disposal Cleaner is a foaming lemon scented cleaning pack that features a bleach alternative, which helps to reduce and remove odors permeating from your garbage disposal unit. These garbage disposal-cleaning packets are designed to use weekly and are safe on septic systems, because they do not contain phosphates.

Stay away from the verdict of being found guilty for abusing your garbage disposal. Avoid the urge to throw something down the drain that could harm operable components. To keep your drain and garbage disposal smelling fresh and clean, try the Summit Disposer Care Garbage Disposal Cleaner for that pleasant lemony scent.

Keep Your Home Clean and Tidy in 2012

If your New Year’s Resolution is to keep a clean and tidy house, make sure your cleaning arsenal is fully stocked for the new year! It’s easy to forget about simple things such as cleaning the inside of your washing machine, dishwasher or stainless steel surfaces. While these may go to the bottom of your priority list, maintaining your washing machine, dishwasher and other appliances around your home will increase their longevity. Why not save some extra money by maintaining your appliances in 2012 while fulfilling your New Year’s resolution to keep a clean house!

Summit Washer Magic Washing Machine CleanerChances are that you don’t clean the inside of your washing machine on a regular basis; however, this is good for both the machine and your clothes. The Summit Washing Magic cleaner will clean lime, rust, sediment, detergent build up and dirt out of the drum of your washing machine. This cleaner can be used every month to extend the life of your clothes and washing machine.

BestAir HCC31 Humidifier Cleaner Capsule: With humidifier season in full swing, it is important to keep your humidifier clean and maintained. The BestAir HCC31 can be used in cool mist, warm mist, ultrasonic and vaporizer humidifiers. This dual action capsule will reduce hard water mineral buildup in the tank, base and filters. It is antimicrobial treated to protect against the growth of bacteria and mold. The BestAir cleaner capsule will clean your humidifier for up to 45 days and will extend the life of your filter.

Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant: The Summit Dishwasher Magic Cleaner and Disinfectant is EPA approved to kill 99.9% of germs, including e-coli and salmonella from inside of your dishwasher. This cleaner is safe for all dishwasher models and will extend the life of your dishwasher by removing mineral stains, lime scale, calcium build up and food particles that clog your machines water jet.

Summit Disposer Care Garbage Disposal CleanerThe foaming lemon scent of the Summit Disposal cleaner will remove what home remedies and other cleaning brands cannot. These easy to use packets reduce and remove build up and odors that are caused by clogged food and grease in your disposal.  You can use these cleaner packs weekly to prevent build up and odors. This disposal cleaner is safe for septic systems and does not contain phosphates.

Cerama Bryte Stainless Steel Cleaning Polish Wipes: These easy to use polishing wipes will keep your stainless steel appliances looking their best. This package comes with 35 wipes that are perfect for use on dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators, outdoor grills, range hoods and all other stainless steel surfaces.  These wipes will leave a protective shine on all your stainless steel surfaces.

 Enjoy the benefits of having a clean and tidy home while knowing you have extended the life of many of your most expensive home appliances!