The maintenance checkup this week involves 6 sink and garbage disposal maintenance tips for your rentals- and your tenants – from Keepe because recently has been getting many repair jobs concerning sink and bathroom repairs.
In California, a job order came in about the main faucet in a kitchen sink that had been leaking. Additionally, the built-in sprayer had been pulled out to clean the sink and wouldn’t retract, so the faucet and sprayer had been deconstructed for cleaning.
In the end, our maintenance person was able to fully replace the faucet and supply line, stopping the leak. Notice the before-and-after pictures below.
6 sink and garbage disposal maintenance tips
- Don’t pour grease down the drain; it will often solidify and clog the sink.
- Make sure not to leave food scraps in the sink. Clean it regularly so that it doesn’t accumulate waste or start to smell.
- Use lemons and limes in your garbage disposal. They are a great way to naturally clean it and leave it smelling fresh.
- Using hot water can go a long way to unclog and clean sink drains.
- When running the garbage disposal, use cold water to help break up the food particles instead of letting them coat the drain.
- Try to limit the amount of food you put down the garbage disposal to keep it as clean as possible
Odd Job of The Week
This week, Keepe got a job request in the greater Seattle area for a garbage disposal that “seemed to have a loose gear that was causing it to make crunching/screeching sounds.”
The tenants had already tried to reach in to see if something was stuck in the disposal, but hadn’t been able to find anything rattling around in it. The maintenance person was able to find the source of the noise… a loose penny!
The penny had somehow managed to get stuck inside the garbage disposal. Once removed, the was as good as new.
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