Spring is in the Air, But What is That Smell?

Tips on Deodorizing the Garbage Disposal With Citrus Peels

Is your kitchen in need of a clean, fresh smell? For a simple solution, simply save citrus peels.

Getting rid of odors in the garbage disposal can be a quick and inexpensive spring cleaning project. Ice cubes and orange, lemon or lime peels are the only items needed.

"Keep the rinds the next time you eat or cook with oranges, lemons and limes," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. "They will clean and deodorize your garbage disposal while saving you money on cleaning products."

Follow these steps by Mr. Rooterr Plumbing for a fresh smelling kitchen sink:
o Place a cupful of ice cubes as well as citrus peels in the disposal.
o Turn on cold water and then the disposal for 15 to 30 seconds.
o Then turn off the disposal and continue to rinse with hot water for 15 more seconds.

For those who pour grease down the drain, here's another simple trick. These simple steps will reduce the grease build-up from your kitchen sink pipes:
o Turn on hot water and then turn on disposal.
o Squeeze a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid in the disposal.
o Then run hot water for 15 to 30 seconds while the disposal is running.
o Finally, turn the disposal off and continue to let hot water run until the suds are gone.

One last tip - think before putting any food or liquid down the disposal. Major no-no's include bones, grease, celery stalks, and many peels (onion, potato and shrimp).

About Mr. Rooterr:
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500" and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site at www.mrrooter.com.