by Duane Blanton on August 8, 2014

Why Should I Install a Garbage Disposal?

Round Lake Garbage DisposalGarbage disposal units are a 1950’s era appliance that was initially billed as saving the homemaker time. Currently, they are effective as environmentally friendly appliances that all homes should employ in their kitchens. Bagged garbage is undesirable for many reasons, including storage and transport. They create multiple occasions for creating unsanitary conditions in the home. They also fill landfills with unnecessary things that can be handled with a garbage disposal. With garbage disposal, they can also be disposed in a more environmentally friendly fashion. This also reduces the garbage load that is taken in. This means that energy is not used to collect, process and dispose of certain waste materials.

These undesirable materials can be macerated and enter the sewer or septic system instead of decomposing in the residents garbage as the cans await disposal and attracting pests. When they enter the municipality’s system through garbage disposals, solids in the sewer system will be composted or used to produce valuable methane reserves via wastewater treatment plants. To keep garbage disposal operating efficiently, it is advised to run a moderate stream of cold water while engaging the garbage disposal system and to let the water run a short period of time after using the disposal. The disposals do not respond well to warm water. However, clearing the system with hot water in between uses is not harmful to the appliance.

Garbage disposals do not work like the blades in blenders or food processors instead the system uses centrifugal force to spin the material onto a stationary grinding stone or appendage. This pulverizes the material into near liquid form. This is when the cold water is effective at sending this material through the system into the sewer line. This means that things like grease and oils easily clog or otherwise affect the performance of the system. It is advisable to dispose of these materials in other environmentally friendly ways. If they are put into the system of home piping, they will eventually clog the entire system. This will happen significantly faster if they are passed through the garbage disposal. It will also severely limit the life of the machine and its efficient functioning.

It is your time to benefit from the advantages of a garbage disposal! Call Duane Blanton Plumbing today at (847) 855-0000 for efficient installation services in the Round Lake area. 

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