Garbage disposals make life more convenient for many households in Santa Monica, California. This ingenious appliance invented in the 1930s cuts down on food waste in landfills and reduces the amount of food left to rot in your trash cans. As great as the common, household garbage disposal is, it can still leave people frustrated and near tears when it backs up leaving a mess in the kitchen.
Disposals are prone to clogs and leaks because many people do not operate them correctly. These appliances also tend to work inadequately because they were never installed right from the get-go. At Santa Monica Premier Plumbers, we know the value in taking care of your disposal and making sure that when it’s time for a replacement that you hire plumbers who have the experience and tools to perform certified, garbage disposal installation.
It’s really not that hard. There isn’t any special science or trick to keeping your disposal running without fail for as long as 10 years. The problem is that the majority of people who have these appliances in their kitchen do not use them correctly.
We tell our customers that garbage disposals were never intended to tackle heavy duty, food waste disposal. Many times motors burn out or blades become clogged because too much food was put into the disposal. Also, a lot of people think that a disposal will accept any type of food and this is just not true. For example, potato chunks and skins are tough on disposals. This is because the starch in the potatoes turns into a thick paste and can stick to blades. If you’re not sure which food waste should be disposed of, limit what you do put in your disposal to what is left behind on a dinner plate, in a cooking pot, or cooking utensils.
When the time comes to purchase a new disposal, Santa Monica Premier Plumbers can suggest models that meet your criteria for price and power. We can recommend models from all brands and in all price ranges, so that you have a good selection to choose from. We will then send one of our plumbers to your home to install the appliance for you.
To find out more about our garbage disposal repair and replacement plumbing service, call us today. We’re also available 24/7 for residential services like toilet repair and replacement, slab leak detection, water heater repair, and more!