Mar 14, 2014   //   by Daniel Cordova   //   Garbage Disposal, Home Plumbing  //  Comments Off on What are the benefits of having a garbage disposal?

Reasons To Get A Garbage Disposal Unit For Your Home

 

Garbage DisposalInstalling a garbage disposal unit in your home adds convenience to kitchen and daily life. While a garbage can work for some items, garbage disposals have the ability to rid a kitchen of unwanted odors and the danger of toxic bacteria. Garbage disposals also decrease the need to make trips to take the garbage out of the home. For those with a busy schedule, a garbage disposal unity can also lower the amount of work a homemaker or homeowner needs to do on a regular basis. Additionally, it last for many years with very little maintenance or cleaning needed.

A garbage disposal unit works by shredding waste products and is installed beneath the kitchen sink. When turned on, the motor spins at about 2,000 revolutions every minute turning food waste into pulp. As kitchen water runs while the unit is on, it flushes the food waste through a tube and eventually into the sewer. For some households the waste goes to the septic system. If this is the case in your home, you will need to make sure the septic system is able to handle the volume of waste from the garbage disposal as well as the building codes.

Homeowners should install a garbage disposal unit that has a minimum of 3/4 horsepower to ensure that any food waste is shredded completely. This is especially important for households that have waste drainage to a septic system. A good unit should also have an automatic turn off mechanism in case the unit becomes jammed or overheated.

When it comes to installing a unit, it is best to have a professional plumber do the work. A garbage disposal has a great deal of moving parts with sharp blades that can be dangerous to work with for an inexperienced installer. Given this, minor repairs can typically be handled by a homeowner, but more serious repairs should be left for a professional.

Are you interested in installing a garbage disposal in your West Covina home? Call Daniel Cordova Plumbing at (626) 962-0885 and get started today!


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