If you've ever dealt with a broken garbage disposal, you know that just having a plumber show up costs in the neighborhood of 65 dollars -- even if the repair takes 30 seconds.
That's why every homeowner should have basic, garbage disposal-fixing skills. Most disposal repairs are the simple kind.
In this 2-minute video from eHow.com, we learn the basic tools for fixing a jammed garbage disposal. It's nothing more than a broomstick, an allen wrench, and needle-nose pliers. Anyone can do it, and it's cheaper than calling for a pro.
Of course, for disposal problems bigger than a simple jam, there's always Angie's List.