A clogged or sluggish garbage disposal can lead to a lot of unpleasantness. First of all, you may not have a sink drain. Secondly, it will start to smell even if it sort of works. Worst of all, clearing it can be dangerous.
The biggest benefit of a garbage disposal is that you can easily get rid of food scraps. Even if you compost, there are many products that shouldn’t be composted, such as meat and eggs. Putting food trash in your garbage bin can cause odors and may draw pests. By chopping up food waste in your garbage disposal, it flushes away with the wastewater, which can be treated for use down the line.
If you have a disposal that isn’t effective anymore, you’ll have several options to choose from for the best garbage disposal to suit your needs. As a general rule, any manufacturer of kitchen appliances will offer a garbage disposal. Many plumbing manufacturers offer them as well. That being said, most consumers and builders recommend the InSinkErator brand.
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InSinkErator has a limited product line. They focus on hot water dispensers and garbage disposals. In addition, they invented the garbage disposal, so if you need to go back for replacement parts in the event of a product failure, you can likely find replacement seals and connectors easily.
Price has to be on the list of factors that will define your choice. GE has a good option, as does InSinkErator in the Badger 5. In addition to reviewing the cost of the unit, the space under your sink may limit your choices. Whirlaway offers a good compact unit if space is limited under the sink.
It’s important to note that all things mechanical eventually give up the ghost. If your garbage disposal is leaking, it could be from a worn seal or a loose connection. If the seals that came with the disposal are wearing out, it’s probably time for a new unit. You could go to a lot of fuss and bother to change out connectors only to have the whole disposal fail in three months.
Your garbage disposal may seem a simple tool, but there are actually several things going on that could impact your personal safety and the comfort of your home. You’re working with
Factors That Will Impact Your Choice
Price has to be on the list, and GE has a good option, as does InSinkErator in the Badger 5. In addition to reviewing the cost of the unit, the space under your sink may limit your choices. Whirlaway offers a good compact unit if space is limited under the sink.
The best garbage disposal in the world won’t add to your quality of life if you install it incorrectly. Drain hook-up is critical to garbage disposal installation, especially if you have a dishwasher. Incorrectly installed, your dishwasher will empty into your kitchen instead of down the drain.
Additionally, working under the sink can be hard on your body. You have to lay on your back on an uncomfortable, uneven surface and manage tools (and the garbage disposal) directly above your face. Failure of any step in the process could run the gamut from embarrassing to dangerous.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair can help you by installing your new garbage disposal correctly. We’re open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can come out on Sunday. Contact us for an appointment.
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