Think about how much time it would take to clean up in the kitchen without a working garbage disposal. You would have to make more frequent trips to take out the garbage. Every crumb that fell down the drain could put you at risk for a major drain clog. And you wouldn’t have the convenience of scraping your plate into the sink as you rinse.
A kitchen garbage disposal protects your drain and sewer pipes and makes cleanup much more efficient. If you need to replace a failing garbage disposal, repair a broken one, or install a new disposal in a sink that’s never had one, call our plumbers. Our friendly professionals offer quality garbage disposal installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance services to residents of Sarasota and the surrounding areas.
Call Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air today for garbage disposal services in the Sarasota, FL area, and love your plumber!
Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal Unit
After you have your garbage disposal unit installed by one of our plumbers, it’s important that you keep it properly maintained. Even the best sink disposals run into trouble eventually, but you can delay problems simply by paying attention to what you put in the drains. Here’s what you should avoid letting into your drains if you want to keep your plumbing system in good shape.
- Non–foods: Your garbage disposal simply wasn’t designed to process food wrappers, cigarette butts, paper products, or really anything you could chew with your own teeth. The blades aren’t sharp at all, as you may imagine, and they use force to break up foods, so a non–food item can only overwork your disposal unit and clog your drains.
- Hard food scraps: Hard food items like meat bones and seeds don’t belong in your drains either, and they can cause a lot of trouble for your disposal.
- Fibrous items: Stringy foods like celery and onion skins could wrap around the moving parts of the garbage disposal and jam the unit. Throw these in the garbage instead, or cut foods into very small pieces first.
- Large chunks of food: Putting large chunks of food into the disposal unit at once can overwork your garbage disposal, potentially forcing it into an early retirement. Break up food into small pieces to make it easier on the motor.