How to clean and disinfect your garbage disposal
January 22, 2024

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Garbage Disposal

When it comes to keeping your kitchen clean, one often overlooked area is the garbage disposal. Over time, food particles and residue can build up, leading to unpleasant odors and potential clogs. But don't worry, we have a simple and effective solution for you.


Step 1: Cleaning the Blades

To start, run hot water into the garbage disposal for a few seconds. This will help loosen any debris stuck in the unit.


Next, drop a MamaSuds Toilet Bomb Cleaning Tab into the disposal. These eco-friendly cleaning tabs are made with natural ingredients and are safe to use in your garbage disposal. Let it sit for about 10 seconds.


Afterward, turn on the garbage disposal and let it run for a minute or so while running hot water. The combination of the MamaSuds tab and hot water will help clean the blades and remove any lingering residue.


Step 2: Disinfecting the Garbage Disposal

Cleaning alone is not enough to eliminate bacteria and germs. To ensure your garbage disposal is thoroughly disinfected, you'll need hydrogen peroxide.


Pour about 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide slowly into the disposal while running the blades. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful disinfectant that will kill any remaining bacteria or fungi. Let it sit for 10 minutes to allow the peroxide to work its magic.


After the waiting period, rinse the disposal with hot water for about 30 seconds. This will help flush out any remaining debris and disinfectant.


Keep Your Sink Fresh When You're Away

If you're planning to leave your house for a few days and want to return to a fresh-smelling sink, here's a handy tip. Before you leave, drop a MamaSuds Toilet Bomb into the disposal. Run water on it for about 3 seconds and then leave it be.


When you return home, run water into the disposal for about 30 seconds. This will help remove any odors that may have accumulated while you were away. Say goodbye to stinky sink surprises!


Cleaning and disinfecting your garbage disposal regularly will not only keep your kitchen smelling fresh but also extend the lifespan of your unit. Plus, using products like MamaSuds Toilet Bombs ensures you're using safe and eco-friendly solutions.


Give these tips a try and enjoy a clean and odor-free garbage disposal. Your kitchen will thank you!