Garbage disposals are one of the main reasons that kitchen drains get clogged. Although they can grind the food into tiny pieces, the drains sometimes are not designed to carry the food particles. To prevent clogs try not to put all your food scraps into the garbage disposal. If, however you do get a clog, here are some things you can do yourself before calling a plumber. If the motor is jammed you can manually turn it to release it. If you have a blockage you may be abel to see it in the drain, using a flashlight, If so, you can use some pliers and grab the debris and pull it out. Of course if all else fails, you will need to call in a plumber.