Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Great Working Condition

There are few relatively basic changes that you can make to your plumbing system that will have as enormously positive an impact as the addition of a garbage disposal to your kitchen plumbing. With a garbage disposal in Collinsville, IL, you can enjoy greater convenience than ever before as you prepare for, and clean up, after meals. Just remember that you must treat your garbage disposal right if you hope for it to function as effectively and reliably as possible. That is why we have put together some simple tips to help you to keep your garbage disposal in great working condition. 

Schedule a Professional Installation

We know that a lot of homeowners pride themselves on their ability to handle jobs around the house on their own. However, the installation of any plumbing equipment, garbage disposals included, really does require the level of skill and expertise that only a trained professional can offer. You don’t want to risk damaging your equipment, voiding warranties, and causing leaks due to a botched DIY installation attempt. Dial our number and have your disposal installed properly.

Be Careful What You Put In It

You may think of a garbage disposal as being indestructible. If you do, though, it’s only a short matter of time before you’ll come to realize just how inaccurate this belief really is. You should never put very hard items, such as bones, down the disposal. Nor should you put very fibrous materials, such as corn husks or celery stalks, into the disposal. These can wrap around the grinding mechanism and damage the motor.

Keep the Water Running

A garbage disposal doesn’t use blades to chop up the items that enter it. Instead, grinding plates are used to pulverize the waste into a paste. In order to facilitate this process, as well as to ensure that this paste makes it down your drain successfully, you must keep your water running. Never operate your garbage disposal dry.

Contact Embrich Plumbing Co to learn more.