Has this ever happened to you? You walk through the kitchen and you get a whiff of something? Something not good. Something a little stinky and you wonder: what the heck is that! You check out the kitchen trash can to make sure it’s not coming from there. Nope, that’s all good. Then you walk over to the dishwasher and open the door to load a few dirty dishes and you smell it again. Is is something in there??? Maybe. Next you head over to the sink. That’s it! The sink! You smell it there! This was me. Just the other day.
How to clean your garbage disposal
So I thought there must be something down there causing the smell. I turn on the water, flip the switch to turn on the garbage disposal. And nothing. It doesn’t turn on. “Oh no! We need a new garbage disposal” I say to my husband. “Not so fast”, he says. “Let me see if I can figure out what’s wrong”.
googling researching the problem, he proclaims: “I got it, I know what to do!” There was a clog in the disposal and he cleared it out. But the stink remained.
Here’s where I come in! Well not just me. Me and Lemi Shine!
And since this week is Spring Cleaning week here at the Create & Babble homestead, the timing for this couldn’t be better! (By the way, I have a freebie for you today so be sure to stick around to the bottom to get it!)
Okay, back to Lemi Shine. Lemi Shine makes a bunch of different cleaning products. They are a family-oriented company that offers powerful, yet safe products that are powered by 100% natural citric extracts. The cleaners are non-toxic and biodegradable. Lemi Shine has been in the business of helping clean freaks for over 20 years.
Today I want to talk about their disposal cleaner. Because it’s amazing. And I don’t use that word lightly. Especially about a cleaning product. But it is amazing. Seriously. Plus it’s cool to watch the foaming action ; )
After my husband got the disposal unclogged, there was still a pretty strong odor coming from the sink. We turned on the water, dumped in a handful of ice cubes and ran the disposal. My husband had read or heard that suggestion to clean off any debris from the blades of the disposal. Makes sense. But ice isn’t going to “deep clean” the disposal. It may knock off some debris, but it certainly won’t “clean” them or get rid of the odor.
Following the directions on the packaging of the Lemi Shine Disposal Cleaner we cleaned our garbage disposal. It only took a few moments but the odor is gone and my sink and drain are clean. The disposal cleaner scrubbed away the odor causing buildup.
Now to solve my next cleaning problem: the dirty dishwasher. Sounds exciting I know ; ) I never even realized that dishwashers needed cleaning. After all, the dishes get cleaned in there right? Shouldn’t the dishwasher itself be clean??? You would think so. But it’s not. Gunk builds up in there. Just like in your washing machine. Apparently appliances that clean other stuff need cleaned themselves.
Before I forget: COUPON ALERT!!!!
I’ve got mine all printed out and cut! Go get yours!
Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet? Here’s something that may help you. No, I’m not coming to your house to clean. But I will give you a free printable to keep you on track and organized.
Stephanie Holmes says
Oh My Gosh! I purchased the Lemi shine dishwasher cleaner after coming across the recommendation on a blog. We had stubborn, dried on hard water stains that no other remedies of vinegar, baking soda, scrubbing had helped in the slightest. Stains so bad that I was embarrassed to open it in front of company.
I used two packages per the box instructions. I hoped that it would just fade the stains to a mild light tea color and I could pass that off as the natural, but woah! It actually removed them! No scrubbing required!! My dishwasher looks brand new! I will be using this monthly to help prevent the stains from now. Worth every single penny.
Very good article, with very interesting tips, congratulations!
Parabéns pelo artigo com valiosas dicas sobre eliminação de odor causado por entupimentos. Graças a indústria em produzir produtos totalmente eficazes para eliminar esses odores. Sou profissional desta área no Brasil e sempre oriento meus clientes. Parabéns por compartilhar essas valiosas dicas
thanks for the tips, really useful. We should clean our home and offices it will also save us from diseases.
Penelope Smith says
This is some really good information about cleaning your garbage. It is good to know that it would be smart to consider using specific cleaning agents. Also, it could be smart to think about getting a sewer or septic professional to help you clean it.
K Kuchiya says
I’ll be sure to pass this along to my sister. She’s been complaining about a small odour emanating from her sink, and maybe deep cleaning her sink would help get rid of the smell. Thank you for this.
Very good article with very interesting information, thanks for sharing
Burton Coulter says
Cleaning garbage disposal becomes very important. thanks for sharing such nice tips.
Cristal Lawrence says
I am planning to purchase a garbage disposal and I could really use this. My old trash can drives me crazy with the unpleasant stink. I have to wash it like two times a week, which is really tiring. Maybe a garbage disposal is a better option since I can simply use a cleaner and wash it down the drain.
In the future, we should recycle waste to protect the world. Thanks for your post. I hold on to all kinds of things waiting for a great idea to help me repurpose them. This would help! Thanks for the chance!
Jeff Sears says
You have shared great tips to clean the garbage disposal. I love your content and tips. Thanks for sharing such informative content. And keep sharing.
Jeff Sears says
Great blog. You have shared very informative tips. I really enjoy your blog. Keep sharing.
Afton Jackson says
I like that you made sure that the disposal is not clogged to make sure that there is damage in the drain. My wife and I did everything to our system. I think we need an expert on drain cleaning to help us out.
Happy Hiller says
Awesome guide! Thanks for sharing!
Doug Mahoney says
Very helpful! I saw the Lemi Shine detergent but didn’t use it before. After reading your article it seems I should give a try. Thank you!
Thanks for your tips. I follow your guide to clean my disposal out once a week, and it stays nice and clean and de-funkified.
Nick Lockard says
Really great. We all need to do what we can to reduce the waste if you put back into the Earth. We usually think of recycling household waste but we often forget business waste. Much of which can be recycled. Thank you.
Freja Meza says
Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us.
Fiberscope. Net says
Hey, thanks a lot! How often do you need to replace your septic?
Mark Steve says
Great article thanks for great tips
E Skip says
Good article with some great tips on cleaning garbage disposal units.
Hannah Peters says
I like that Lemi Shine makes different cleaning products that are safe. Does this mean that they are also safe for plumbing? I’m asking because I’ve read in this article https://escoutah.com/are-drain-cleaners-safe-for-my-pipes/, that some commercial cleaners come with a great hazard: they have the ability to corrode metal pipes. Using a powerful cleaner several times in a row has the potential to corrode an entire pipe system.
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Martha Shimer says
really fantastic To lessen the amount of garbage that is dumped into the earth, we must all take action. We frequently overlook corporate garbage in favor of recycling domestic waste. This can be recycled in large part. Many thanks