Steps to Take for a Broken Garbage Disposal

Monday, December 18th, 2017

checking-disposal-drain-plumber-womanThank goodness for garbage disposals. Many of us have lived without them before, and it is certainly a pain. Garbage gets fuller and smellier faster, so you have to take it out more frequently. Washing dishes means a lot of back and forth to the trash can. And you have to clean out drain covers you use to catch food debris…yuck!

As great as the garbage disposal is, though, you may not feel so grateful when it breaks and you’re stuck without the powerful processing you needed. Often, this happens right in the middle of cleaning, when you’re using it, which may lead to a clogged sink. Will you have to call a plumber? Or can you handle it on your own?

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Proper Garbage Disposal Use for the Holiday Season

Monday, December 12th, 2016

We are happy to fix your plumbing system at any time of year. Still, during the holiday season, no one wants to call a plumber for a major sewer and drainage issue. Unfortunately, this is our busiest time of year, when plumbing systems see added usage and develop clogs a lot faster.

One way to prevent a holiday plumbing disruption is to make sure you know how to use the garbage disposal properly (and everyone else using your kitchen does too).

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Install a Garbage Disposal Before the Holiday Season

Monday, November 7th, 2016

So you’ve lived without a working garbage disposal for a while, and you seem to be getting on just fine. But as the holidays approach, you may start to wonder: “Can I make it through a Thanksgiving dinner without a garbage disposal to speed up the cleaning process?”

And honestly, we don’t recommend it. Garbage disposals do make cleanup faster. But perhaps more importantly, they can help to protect your pipes, especially at times when there’s a higher chance of food making its way into the drains.

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5 Things that Don’t Belong in the Garbage Disposal

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Your garbage disposal might seem like a catch-all for whatever food you don’t want to eat. But if you put the wrong items in the kitchen sink drain—or too many items—you may regret it later on. Keep these items (and body parts) out of the garbage disposal to keep your drains clear and your unit in good shape.

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4 Things to Know about Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, June 6th, 2016

You probably use your garbage disposal nearly every night if you’re the cook for your family (or if you’re the dishwasher). It’s an important plumbing component, but there are many misconceptions surrounding it and how to care for it. Below, we detail some things we think every homeowner should know about the disposal unit.

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A Few Simple Tricks for Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The garbage disposal is such a small part of your plumbing system when you really think about it. Your home’s plumbing system is made up of a network of pipes and drains, as well as all of the fixtures that contribute to convenience and sanitary conditions—sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, a water heater, clothes washer and dishwasher, to name a few. And yet, it’s very likely that the garbage disposal is the portion of your plumbing system that runs into trouble most often!

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4 Tips for Using Your Garbage Disposal Properly

Monday, June 8th, 2015

A garbage disposal is an important plumbing fixture that can help you see fewer drain clogs throughout the years. Furthermore, this fixture makes your time in the kitchen go a lot faster and seem a lot less tedious. With fewer trips to the trash can and less of a mess, your garbage disposal is nearly essential for your way of life, but it must be used properly to effectively reduce drain clogs. Here are 4 tips for using your garbage disposal to better protect your pipes and the unit.

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