Garbage Disposal Installation in Provo
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Garbage disposals are a kitchen necessity, used by many homeowners to reduce the amount of food waste they generate, eliminate odors from food waste, keep sink waste from entering pipes, and prevent clogged drains. If your garbage disposal is broken down, call American Plumbing Services. Our garbage disposal installation techs in Provo can replace your garbage disposal at a price you can afford. We have the experience and skill to repair or replace any type of garbage disposal, so no matter how complex the job is, we can handle it.
Call (801) 797-3776 to speak with one of our plumbers today. We offer same-day appointments.
How Garbage Disposals Work
Garbage disposals capture and store food in a chamber. When the disposer is switched on, impellers are activated to throw the food against a shredder ring similar to a cheese grater to pulverize it. Cold water from the faucet flushes out the waste.
Always use cold water with your disposal because it helps solidify grease and oil so they can be shredded and broken down into smaller, flushable pieces. Hot water, on the other hand, will liquefy them and if these substances accumulate, the drain can clog.
Garbage Disposal Installation
Garbage disposal units are installed under the kitchen sink. Installing one requires working with electrical and plumbing connections, so you need a licensed plumber to handle the job. Some garbage disposals have to connect with dishwashers as well. All of them must be connected to the p-trap.
American Plumbing Services, a Provo-based, full-service plumbing business, will install your garbage disposal according to manufacturer instructions and provide you with information on its proper use and maintenance.
Garbage Disposals Require Simple Maintenance
Garbage disposals are pretty easy to maintain. The most important thing to remember is that they are really food disposals. Items that would otherwise go in the garbage should not be placed in your disposal. This includes glass, plastic, metals (yes, silverware), paper, anything combustible, bleach, drain cleaners, and toys.
The more often a garbage disposal is used (correctly), the more effectively it will grind food waste and resist rusting. You can keep odors away by grinding up lemon or orange peels inside it. Harder materials, like eggshells and fish bones, scour the disposal walls and help keep them clean as well.
While garbage disposals are for food, not all food items can be placed in them. You should always avoid putting the following food items down your garbage disposal:
- Potato peels
- Coffee grinds, other than a small amount to eliminate odors
- Animal fat
- Large bones
- Rice and pasta—these foods expand with water and can clog the drain
Call Our Experts Today
Our garbage disposal installation technicians in Provo are here to take care of your home. In the last 15+ years, we have taken care of every type of plumbing issue imaginable. Armed with advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology, no job is too big or too small for us to handle. We take pride in our work and guarantee your satisfaction with every service.