Garbage Disposal Install & Repair in Pueblo
What Does a Garbage Disposal Do?
A garbage disposal is designed to shred or break down food waste into smaller
pieces that can be washed down your drains without clogging. They can
help eliminate the amount of garbage you put into your waste bin and ultimately
the garbage that ends up in our landfills.
Stainless Steel Grinder Chamber After 5 Years of Use
Galvanized Grinder Chamber After 5 Years of Use
If your garbage disposal is in need of a repair or replacement contact
Patterson Plumbing & Heating, Inc. by filling out our
online form or calling us at
(719) 496-4939 directly.
How Can I Prevent the Need for Garbage Disposal Repair or Replacement in Pueblo?
Garbage disposals should be run regularly to keep clean and avoid build
up. Food should be put through the garbage disposal at a moderate pace
while running a good amount of water to ensure there is no issue of clogging.
Also, starting the garbage disposal prior to putting food items into the
disposal helps prevent clogs and ensures proper break down. Some items
to avoid putting inside your garbage disposal include eggshells, banana
and potato peels, grease, oils, coffee ground, and corn husks.
Foods to Avoid Putting Down the Garbage Disposal
Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell?
A foul or stinky smell coming from your garbage disposal is most often
due to food or particle build up inside the disposal. To clean your garbage
disposal, run hot water down it for 30-40 seconds with the disposal running.
For a more thorough clean, plug and fill your sink with hot and soapy
water. Then, release the plug and turn on the garbage disposal. This should
loosen and remove any buildup of food particles stuck in the disposal.
Another alternative way of cleaning your garbage disposal is to put a
couple of ice cubes into it while it is running. The ice cubes will crush
up and help remove any unwanted food particles or waste.
Another source of smell comes when a lower price point disposal is purchased
and used. You may ask how can that make a difference in smell? Consider
this, most manufacturers have a variety of garbage disposal price points.
In the box you will probably notice that the box is smaller for the less
expensive models. You may discern that this is just because the motor
is a bit smaller or the insulation on the bargain unit is less making
it noisier while running. You may reason that I don’t use the disposal
that much and “I don’t care if it’s a little louder
and the smaller motor will be just fine for my needs.” What you
probably won’t consider is that most of the cheaper models have
a galvanized steel grind chamber versus a stainless-steel chamber on the
more expensive models. So, what, they look the same when they’re
new . . . steel is steel, right? WRONG! Even if you don’t use the
disposal that much water is constantly running though the grind chamber
to drain your sink. That water will begin to degrade the galvanized coating
on the bargain model and very soon the grind chamber will start to corrode
and rust. This rusty surface is porous and holds onto grease and food
particles and since it’s down in the disposal where you cannot scrub
those particles away, they begin to “stink.” Compare this
to a stainless-steel grind chamber that is on most of the higher priced
models after several years they still look almost new and shiny inside.
Nothing is sticking and holding onto the inside of the disposal to “stink.”
If you’re experiencing any problems with your garbage disposal give
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