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Using Appliances

Garbage Disposal

Always run cold water when running your garbage disposal and leave the water running for one minute after you turn the disposal off.

To clean your Garbage Disposal - with the disposal turned off wipe the rubber sleeve with a paper towel.   To clean the blades, place some ice cubes in the disposal, then turn on the cold water and then turn on the disposal blades - the ice will knock pieces of food off the blades.  To make the disposal smell fresh, include small slices of any citrus rind (orange, lemon, grapefruit, etc.) with the ice.

Do not use your garbage disposal for fiberous, hard, or starchy items, including:

  • Hard shells (shrimp, crab, lobster, oysters, peanuts, pistachios. etc.)
  • Unpopped popcorn kernels
  • Bones
  • Peels (Carrot, Celery, Potato, Banana, etc.)
  • Fruit pits
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Grease or oil
  • Non-organics (rubber, fabric, string, glass, hair, metal, plastic, cigarettes, bottle caps, etc.)

Cleaning Your Apartment


Use the temperature control dial to make the refrigerator hotter (clockwise) or colder (counter-clockwise).  Turning the temperature dial all the way to the left (counter-clockwise) will turn the refrigerator off and it will start to smell stale.

Do not over stuff the freezer as it will ice-over and not work properly if air cannot circulate around your food.


Use POWDER dishwasher soap only.

Load your dishwasher leaving enough room between dishes for water and detergent to clean each dish.

Do not have large objects pushing against the door or it will not seal properly and might leak during operation.