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Sink Garbage Disposal Services

What is a garbage disposal?

A garbage disposal unit is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink's drain and the trap. The disposal unit shreds food waste into pieces small enough to pass through plumbing.

If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you know that it's a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. But if not operated or maintained properly, it can easily break down, clog and block the drains and cause a long list of expensive plumbing and drain nightmares. If you have an issue, give us a call!

If you'd like to have a garbage disposal installed in your kitchen sink, one of our expert plumbers can get the job done!

Clogged drains are a major inconvenience and garbage disposal troubles are completely unnecessary, all it take is proper maintenance! 

Garbage Disposal Do's

  • Keep it clean, pour a little dish soap inside and let the garbage disposal run for a minute or so with some cold water after washing dishes.

  • Run the Disposal frequently, frequent use prevents rust and corrosion, assures that all parts stay moving.

  • Grind food waste with strong flow of cold water.

  • Grind certain hard materials such as small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, small fruit pits, etc. A sourcing action is created by these particles inside the grind chamber that cleans the walls

 

Garbage Disposal Don'ts

  • Don’t grind glass, plastic, metal or even paper. 

  • Don’t grind anything combustible. 

  • Don’t grind cigarette butts

  • Don’t pour grease, oil or fat into your garbage disposal or drain. Grease will slowly accumulate and impede your garbage disposal’s grinding ability as well as clog drains. 

  • Don’t use hot water when grinding food waste. Hot water will cause grease to liquefy and accumulate, causing drains to clog.

  • Don’t grind extremely fibrous material like corn husks, celery stalks, onion skins, and artichokes. Fibers from these can tangle and jam the garbage disposal motor and block drains . 

  • Don’t turn off the motor or water until grinding is completed. When grinding is complete, turn off the the garbage disposal first. Let water continue to run for at least 15 seconds, flushing out any remaining particles. Then turn off water. 

  • Don’t put too many potato peels down the garbage disposal. The starches in the potatoes will turn into a thick paste and may cause blades to stick. 

  • Don’t put large amounts of food down the garbage disposal. Feed food into the garbage disposal a little at a time with the cold water running; this will help the food scraps flow down freely through the drain pipes and plumbing. 

  • Don’t put expandable foods into your garbage disposal. Foods like pasta and rice expand when you add water in a pot; they do the same thing once inside your pipes or garbage disposal and are the cause of many jams and clogs.

  • Don’t grind large animal bones (beef, pork etc.).