Garbage Disposals: 6 Things You Need to Know

Garbage disposals can be incredibly helpful and efficient. They are a quick and easy way to clean up the kitchen and dispose of excess materials. Most garbage disposals, however, have limits on what they can and cannot remove. When it comes to your sink, prevention is the best medicine and practicing good habits is the best way to keep your drain clean and your disposal functioning.

With the holidays quickly approaching, there are some notable things you need to know about your reliable garbage disposal:

1. Installing a garbage disposal eliminates food waste
  • Did you know that the highest type of waste entering landfills are food wastes, and nearly 30-40 percent of the U.S. food supply is thrown in the trash each year? Installing a garbage disposal will tremendously help reduce the amount of food waste.
2. Big cities can benefit from putting food waste down the disposal instead of garbage bins
  • Using a garbage disposal instead of throwing enormous amounts of food in the trash will significantly help reduce the possibility of rodents and insects such as mice, roaches, rats, and other unwanted animals from entering the garbage bins.
3. Almost 49% of U.S. homes do not have a garbage disposal
  • If you are considering installing a garbage disposal in your home, then you can count on Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling. Contact us to schedule your installation, and you will have a new garbage disposal up and running in your home.
4. Installing a garbage disposal in your home can significantly benefit you these following:
  • A greener environment
  • Clean and hygienic conditions for your home
  • Convenient and faster clean up process
  • Cost efficient and can avoid/reduce plumbing problems
5. If you already have a garbage disposal, you still need to be careful of what you put down your drain. Avoid putting these following in your garbage disposal:
  • Fats, oils, and grease
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Large bones
  • Rice and pasta
  • String/fibrous vegetables (Celery, asparagus, corn husks, and the likes)
  • Fruit pits
  • Click here to learn the garbage disposal do’s and don’ts
6. The Friday after Thanksgiving, well known as Black Friday, is one of the busiest days for plumbers. If you’re wondering why, here’s a hint: Stuff your turkey, not your drains.
  • The number one service call on this day is related to kitchen sink clogs and garbage disposal service. If you want to avoid an emergency service during the holiday, then prevent putting those things mentioned above into your drain.

Our professional plumbers in Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is here to provide you with plumbing repair and replacement. We also offer heating & cooling, water heaters, sewer & mainline services through residential and commercial properties in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. For more information about our comprehensive services, you can contact us on our website, send us an email [email protected], or give us a call at 888-671-7767.

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