Professional Garbage Disposal Installation
Garbage Disposal Installation is better left for the professionals, like our team at Sowada and Barna Plumbing. Whether you need a new Garbage Disposal installed or an existing Garbage Disposal re-installed after your kitchen make over, our experts can see to it that it is done professionally and in a timely manner making this one less headache for you.
There are a lot of garbage disposals to choose from and if your not sure what you need, ask one of our experts. One of our techs will be able to ask you a few questions and make suggestions as to what would be best for your home or place of business. Also, if you would like we can order one for you, and install it.
Garbage Disposal Installation Tips from Sowada & Barna
If you would prefer to go out and choose your own garbage disposal here are a few tips for buying the right garbage disposal:
There are many good reasons to consider buying a garbage disposal. They cut down on the amount of garbage you send to the landfill each week. There’s less old food left sitting in your trash can to stink up your kitchen. And a garbage disposal can help prevent your sink from getting clogged up by any food that finds its way down the drain.
Whether you’re buying a garbage disposal for the very first time, or you’re replacing an older model, here are some things to consider.
Types of Garbage Disposals
With the traditional, switch-operated garbage disposal, you push the waste down into the disposal, flip a switch, and the waste is ground up. These units are relatively safe, especially if you’ve made sure children can’t reach the switch.
With a continuous feed garbage disposal, there’s no switch-flipping required. These units will start working as soon as you push waste, and sometimes other things, down into them. While this might seem very convenient, it can be dangerous, especially if you have children in your household.
A batch feed garbage disposal will only work if there is waste in the disposal. And the motor won’t start until you insert a turn a special drain plug. A batch feed model would seem to be the safest choice for those who have children.
Check Local Laws
Before buying a garbage disposal, check local laws and plumbing regulations, especially if you have a septic tank. In many areas, there are strict codes regarding the types of garbage disposal you allowed to have, and how they must be installed. And, in some areas, garbage disposals aren’t allowed at all.
Make Sure You Have Enough Horsepower
A garbage disposal should have at least ½ horsepower. That’s enough for most household garbage disposal jobs. But if you expect your garbage disposal to handle tough jobs on a regular basis, like grinding up bones, you might want to spring for a 1 horsepower unit.
Getting Out of Sticky Situations
Sometimes, a garbage disposal will get stuck. And, most of the time, you won’t want to have to stick your hand down there. Get a garbage disposal with an auto-reverse feature, which will help keep the blades from getting stuck.
Garbage Disposal Installation
Installing a garbage disposal is not an easy home improvement project, this is best left to the professionals.
Keep the Noise Down
Some garbage disposal units are quieter than others. So, when buying a garbage disposal, make sure to ask about the noise-level of each model.
Buying the right garbage disposal will not only help you work in the kitchen more easily and efficiently. It will also help to keep your kitchen cleaner.