Garbage disposal units are a little bit of engineering magic in the kitchen that not only take care of disposing of garbage but do so without leaving smelly bins in your food preparation and eating areas. If you've never treated yourself to a garbage disposal unit we'll be happy to explain the benefits and the choice of new models. We'll help you find the one that's right for you and install it for you. We also take care of repair and maintenance of all kind of garbage disposal units.
Continuous feed garbage disposal units work by starting them first and then continuously feeding waste into them. They're the most common type simply because they're cheaper to buy. They're potentially more risky because they will grind anything you push into the opening and they do require more water to operate. They are considered better for large amounts of waste, however, so if you have a large family the continuous feed system may be better suited to your needs.
With batch feed disposal units you load up the unit first and then switch it on. That involves replacing a cover which has safety devices including magnetic sealing that mean that it won't operate unless the cover is properly secured. Which is a reassuring thing to know if you have a household that includes small children with inquisitive minds and fingers. The down side is that batch feeders take longer to process larger amounts of garbage and that translates to more time spent hanging around in the kitchen cleaning up after the family. We're happy to run through the pros and cons of each type for your home.
Garbage Disposal Repair
Garbage disposal units are made to last but they do operate under considerable strain. They consist of a high torque electric motor which could be induction or a universal motor. That induction motor will usually be spinning at 1800 rpm, the universal motors turn at an even faster rate, so make no mistake; your garbage disposal unit is working hard and that, combined with the vibration and the need to deal with larger food pieces can eventually lead to failure. Not a problem. We can sort that out for you, no matter what type of unit you have installed.
If your garbage disposal unit is in regular use, and you take care to break down the size of pieces you are feeding it, plus you wash it regularly with soapy water then it should last long and continue to get on with the job. Maintenance is always more cost effective than repair, however, and many of our customers have a regular schedule with us so that we come in to check out their plumbing annually including the garbage disposal units. Our skilled plumbers can trouble shoot disposal units and pick up on potential problems before they even happen and it is much cheaper in the long run to do that and conduct maintenance repairs than it is to wait until the only solution is emergency repairs or replacement.