A garbage disposal is an indispensable part of any kitchen, and installing a new one can be very exciting, especially if you haven’t had one before or your old one has been struggling for some time. There are professionals in Atlanta, GA who can install a new garbage disposal quickly and efficiently, improving the entire kitchen area in the bargain. Once your new garbage disposal in in place, however, there are several steps you can take to ensure that your system functions exactly the way it should. Here are 3 of them for you to consider.
1. ALWAYS CALL A PROFESSIONAL FOR REPAIRS
Ideally, repairs will never be necessary, but if your system breaks down, it pays to summon professional help. Most garbage disposals have a rest button underneath, but if that doesn’t fix the problem, then summon a plumber. Trying to correct it yourself may just cause more damage, and could even force you to replace the unit again.
2. ALWAYS RUN THE WATER WHEN YOU OPERATE YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL
The disposal is basically a series of grinding mechanisms that break down food particles and allowing them to be washed down the drain. But using them without running the water can damage the mechanism, as well as preventing the food you’re trying to break down from flowing down the drain the way it’s supposed to.
3. WATCH WHAT YOU PUT DOWN THE DRAIN
Most people know not to put seeds and meat bones into their garbage disposal. But the same principle applies to other foods, particularly anything fibrous (like potato peelings) or anything that can clog the sink pipes (such as oils and fats). Instead of disposing of such foods down the drain, pour them into the trash, or in the case of hot oils or fact, cool them in an empty coffee can before disposing of them.
Call the pros at Quick Action Plumbers to install and repair garbage disposals.