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The Importance of Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposal systems provide the ultimate convenience. After all, you just need to drop your food leftovers, pizza crusts, and peels down the drain, turn the tap on, flip the switch, and everything goes down.

Essentially, garbage disposal systems are effective for getting rid of waste. When you use these systems, therefore, you will ensure that your kitchen waste does not end up in a landfill. This is very important because when stuff like plants, papers, and food wastes decompose in a landfill, they produce methane. This greenhouse gas is more potent than carbon dioxide. With a proper system, your waste will instead be redirected to a wastewater treatment center. Here, they will be processed to create nitrogen—which is good for the environment because it is used to create natural fertilizer. These food scraps are sometimes composted and used to nourish plants and to grow more food. Therefore, the cycle continues: food goes down the drain, into a compost processor, back to the soil, through the grown plants, and back to your kitchen in the form of fresh, green produce.

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Garbage Disposal Dos & Don’ts

Proper servicing, operation, and maintenance will extend the life of your disposal system. It will also prevent drain and plumbing mishaps. When you get a garbage disposal installed in your kitchen, you will have an easier time doing your chore and maintaining your home. However, if you don’t operate and maintain the system, it can easily break down. Similarly, it will block and clog your drains and get you to spend a lot of money fixing the plumbing and your drains.

Repairing garbage disposal systems is a costly affair. Luckily, most of these problems are unnecessary and you can easily take care of and maintain your disposal. By treating it well, therefore, you will get many years of good service from your disposal system.

Helpful Tips for Your Garbage Disposal

  • Keep your disposal clean by pouring some dish soap inside and running the system for 60 seconds or so with cold water. Do this every time you wash your dishes.
  • Run the system regularly. By using it frequently, you will prevent corrosion and rust. This will also ensure that all the parts stay moving while preventing the accumulation of obstructions.
  • Grind food waste with a strong flow of water. Use cold water to ensure that oils and grease are solidified and chopped up before they reach the trap.
  • Grind fish and chicken bones, fruit pits, egg shells, and such materials. The particles from these food wastes will create a scouring action inside the grinding chamber and clean the walls of your garbage disposal.
  • Chop up large waste into small pieces. Instead of shoving the entire amount inside at a go, break it down first. This will make the work a bit easier for your disposal system

Use these tips and tricks to take good care of your disposal and ensure that it gives you many years of loyal service.

Call for Garbage Disposal Repair or Installation

If your garbage disposal has completely jammed, know that you can count on the professional plumbers at 24/7 Plumbing & Drain. We work round the clock so you’ll have a reliable service team to call when you need immediate garbage disposal repairs. We also provide installation services for homeowners needing a garbage disposal for their newly constructed kitchens or a replacement one for their old, inefficient unit. We have been providing these services for a number of years now and we look forward to setting up your disposal system.

Looking for garbage disposal services in Baltimore, Rockville, Montgomery County, Frederick County, and beyond? Give us a call today at (443) 543-9103.

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