Though it’s not the most glamorous of machines, the garbage disposal is very useful for making your cooking efforts easier. You may take yours for granted, but you’d certainly miss it if it suddenly stopped working. Fortunately, we offer a full range of plumbing services for this important part of your kitchen. Whether you need a new garbage disposal system installed, an old one replaced, or anything in-between, Shilo Plumbing can help you out. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians. We’ll make sure that your garbage disposal serves you well for many years to come.
Why You Need Professional Garbage Disposal Installation
It may not seem that hard to install a disposal on your own, but you really should trust a professional to do it. First, installing a unit in a sink that didn’t already have one involves making some changes to the piping so the unit can fit. Then, the unit needs to be wired into the home’s electrical grid. This is the biggest reason why you need to trust a professional to install your garbage disposal for you. Any kind of interaction with your home’s electrical grid can be extremely dangerous if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Accidental electrocution is common in cases of do–it–yourself electrical work, which can be very dangerous. Better to let us handle it for you.
A lot of the problems that these systems run into are the result of being exposed to materials they aren’t designed to handle. So, the best way to extend the life of your disposal and prevent issues from cropping up is to avoid putting these materials into the unit. For example:
- Ice/Bones/Fruit Pits: Super hard materials can very easily break the impeller in the disposal, requiring that the part be replaced. Most people know to avoid putting things like bones and fruit pits down the disposal, but it’s a common misconception that ice helps clean out the unit. This is untrue; ice is just as bad for the disposal as any other super hard material.
- Fibrous Vegetables: Things like celery and onion skins are very high in fiber content. Potato skins are also quite fibrous. The problem with this is that when the impeller tries to break up the material, the fiber can tangle it and cause it to break down. It’s better to throw food like this away to preserve the health of your device.
Shilo Plumbing offers a full range of services for these unique and helpful systems. Whether you need one installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, our expert technicians can help you out. We have many years of experience providing professional services for all different kitchen plumbing needs. With our help, your garbage disposal can provide you with the best possible service for many years to come. Call us today, and we’ll get started on taking care of all your needs.