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Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Optimal Working Condition

There are a lot of improvements that can be made to most homes. Few are quite as simple and quite as immediately beneficial as the installation of a garbage disposal, though. You use your kitchen plumbing system a lot each and every day, most likely. By investing in a garbage disposal in Bloomington, IL, you can ensure that the time spent using that system is as convenient and stress-free as possible. If you hope to get the very best performance that your garbage disposal can possibly offer, of course, you must be sure to follow some basic guidelines.

  1. Schedule a professional garbage disposal installation. No matter how handy you may be, there is absolutely no cause for attempting to install your own garbage disposal. In doing so, you risk doing damage to your device or your kitchen drain. You may also void warranties on the equipment, or even suffer personal injury. When we install your garbage disposal, we’ll make sure that it suits your plumbing system and your needs perfectly.
  2. Keep the water running. Contrary to common misconception, your garbage disposal does not operate like a blender, chopping up waste with blades. Instead, it uses grinder plates in order to grind the matter that you put down the drain into a paste. In order to do so effectively, and to keep that paste moving down the drain lines successfully, you need to keep your water running while your run your garbage disposal, and for a minute or two following.
  3. Dispose of waste appropriately. You cannot toss everything and anything into your garbage disposal and hope for it to function properly. You need to put very hard items, such as animal bones, into the waste barrel. You should also avoid putting very fibrous foods—corn husks, celery stalks, etc.—down the disposal. These can wrap around the mechanism and cause it to overheat or suffer other damages. Finally, don’t pour liquid fats or grease down the disposal. They’ll congeal as they cool, and can lead to clogs.

Contact Pipeworks Inc. to schedule your garbage disposal services with a skilled professional.


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