Is it time for your garbage disposal to be replace? Sometimes you spring a leak, or get it jammed and a quick fix can be applied.
But some of the time if not more, you are going to have to make the decision to replace your old one and install a new highly efficient garbage disposal. It can make all the difference, and not just by being a tool for you to use anytime you need to get rid of some of those old nasty chunks of fruit that are molding in your fridge.
Lets take a quick look at what makes the best garbage disposals, and why you should keep them that way.
Garbage Disposals Protects
Garbage disposals protect your plumbing system from just about any clog or plug up that you may encounter. The amount of food waste that makes it to your drain hole is a fairly large amount if you actually sit down and think about it.
But when you use a garbaghe disposal, every food that you send down in there is quickly grinded into nothing but mush. That allows our water to push it easier, and in so doing that promote a more fluid flow for a plumbing as it flows to the main sewer lines of our town or city.
Without a garbage disposal you are opening up the possibilities of constantly clogging your drain pipes. Over time you will collect more and more slime, grime, and gooey food products and before you know it. You are replacing your whole sewer system, forking out cash that you were saving for that trip to Disneyland.
Keep Your Disposal Running
No don’t turn on the switch and just let it run for hours on end. That will ruin the dang thing!
What were talking abou here are ways that you can keep your garbage disposal in working order. Disposers can be an extremely helpful tool, but just like anything else, if they are abused and not used, properly than they are going to break.
Use Cold Water
When using cold water you are able to coagulate the foods you are sending down your drain. Coagulate means to create a more adhesive group of material almost like making it “sticky”.
When you apply this to your food waste they stick together easier. When they stick together easier than it makes the grinders task a lot easier to slice and chop through all of the food so that it completely changes into a liquid form and out your drain pipes quickly.
Avoid Hot Water
Well, not always.
Hot water can be very helpful for a lot of cleaning applications. Running hot water breaks off those hard to get food stains and hardened clumps off of your dishes. But when you are sending down a large amount of food to your disposer.
It is best to stay away from hot water, as hot water breaks down the fat and oil from food, which can linger in your pipes and drain. When these materials linger behind, they can be difficult to just flush out and will build up over time. Once it builds up more and more you are creating a bigger and bigger plug. That no “snake” ,or drain-o can get rid off.
In conclusion, you must be mindful of things you do with your garbage disposal, to avoid ever having to replace them. When you have to replace them your going to have to think about all the costs that come along with it.
- Weekly Garbage Collectors – +$
- New Disposal Unit – +$$
- Professional Technician – +$$$
- Do It Yourself – +$$$$??