garbage disposal installation
Installing your garbage disposal
Is your garbage disposal jammed? Leaking? Or you just need one installed? Call us for expert advice and further troubleshooting. If a plumber is needed, we can arrange a time that is best for you.
Types of garbage disposals
Continuous feed models allow for food to be continuously feed in once started.
The other option is a batch feed model. These models are designed to place all food in the disposal before starting. The units are specially designed with a cover over the opening that once twisted allows magnets in the cover to align with magnets in the unit causing it to start. Batch feed units are much quieter because of the cover and much safer than continuous feed disposals. The cover over the unit during operation protects foreign objects from falling in.
We’re here to answer any questions you may have about installing or repairing a garbage disposal. Call or email us today to set up the assistance you need.
How to prolong the life of your garbage disposal
Proper care of your garbage disposal can extend the life of your appliance. To clean and get rid of odors, you can try pouring vinegar down your disposal or you can freeze vinegar into ice cubes and let your disposal grind them up. Grinding up a few lemon wedges or orange peels can also to clear out odors.
Avoid disposing of the following:
- Glass, plastic, metal or even paper
- Anything combustible
- Cigarette butts
- Cornhusks, celery stalks, onionskins, and artichokes – fibers from these can jam the garbage disposal.
- Excessive amounts of potato peels
- Coffee grounds
- Do not 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.
- Don’t put expandable foods, like pasta or rice, into your garbage disposal.
- Don’t grind bones
- Don’t use harsh chemicals or drain cleaners, which can damage blades and pipes.