Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

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Your 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.

See below for a video demonstration about garbage disposals.


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