Garbage Disposals for Everyone
Heritage Plumbing services and repairs all makes and models of garbage disposals. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, or need a new one, please read on…
- Lessen the amount of garbage collected on a daily basis
- Eliminate leftover vegetable peels and food waste
- We have a solution for Septic Tanks
Our trained and experienced technicians can help you determine which make and model is right for you. Garbage disposal units come in two basic forms—batch feed and continuous. Batch-feed models operate only when the disposal lid is engaged. Continuous models turn on with the flick of a switch and run until you turn the switch off. Although neither type of disposal is completely silent, models with larger cases are often better insulated and quieter. You also need to consider whether you have a septic tank because there are specific models to help break down the waste specifically for homes with septic systems.
Maintenance Tips for Garbage Disposals
- No very hard items go in it. Hard bones, shrimp/crab shells, and unpopped popcorn are some of the more common items we retrieve from broken disposals. While the more expensive and commercial grade disposals can can handle harder items, we recommend you steer clear when in doubt.
- Be careful with starchy, fibrous vegetable peels. Small amounts may be ok., but large quantities of banana peels, potato skins, celery, corn husks and cobs can clog or damage the disposal blades. Fruit pits, coffee grounds and eggshells give less expensive and older models trouble and should not be put into them.
- Compost instead! Consider saving fruit and vegetable peels and waste, coffee grounds and eggshells for the compost pile. Composting creates economical, eco-friendly fertilizer – your garden will love it.
- Use common sense. When not in use, cover with a mesh screen to keep foreign objects from falling in accidentally. Cut large pieces of waste in small pieces to make it easier for your disposal to work.
- Use COLD water when running your disposal. Cold water keeps the motor cool and keeps the grease congealed so it doesn’t resolidify down the line and form a clog.
- Clean it regularly. Throw a few ice cubes and orange or lemon peels down the drain regularly to help clean the disposal and remove odors.