Garburator, Waste Disposal Installation and Service

If you are thinking of having a garburator installed or you need to have your serviced, we can take care of that for you. These units can run for years without a problem if they are cared for according to the guidelines below. Sometimes things get thrown into the blades that should not have been shredded and that’s when problems occur. If this has happened to you then call us and we’ll set up a garburator service appointment for you.

Garburator Guidelines

Also known as a waste disposal or a garburator, an in-sink garbage disposal is a device that’s designed to shred food so that it can be safely and efficiently moved through the plumbing. These units also keep kitchens and garbage cans free of the unpleasant odors of old garbage. In order to keep your garburator working for any acceptable amount of time, however, it has to be properly maintained. Following are a few, simple maintenance tips for your waste disposal system.

Don’t Put Anything Hard Into The Unit

Materials that are both large and hard can dull the blades on the interior shredder and make them less efficient, while hard and small-sized objects can actually jam the rotating components by getting stuck between them. Your waste disposal unit should come with a list of items that you shouldn’t put into it.

This list will also tell you how much of any hard object can be placed in your garburator at any one time. If you think that certain objects are too hard for your garburator, you should put these in a worm composting bin or your trash can.

Irrespective of the type of waste disposal unit you own, you should keep these things out of it: unpopped kernels of popcorn, hard bones, crab or shrimp shells, and other types of shellfish.

Don’t Put Fibrous or Starchy Things Into It

Fibrous and starchy items can create stubborn blockages in your drain given that starches can thicken and fibers often get tangled. Among some of the items that you should not put into your waste disposal are celery, potato peels, banana peels, coffee grounds, artichokes, onion skins, corn cobs, egg shells, and fruit pits.

If you absolutely have to place these items into your waste disposal, make sure to cut them up into smaller pieces first.

Run Cold Water When Using Your Garburator

Once all waste matter has been moved down the drain, allow the garburator and the water to continue running for approximately one minute. Cold water will keep the bearings, shredder assembly, and motor from becoming overheated. The water will additionally expedite the passage of waste. It does this by pushing it down and through the system.

Do not use hot water given that this will melt any fats in the waste while allowing these to cool and solidify further down the plumbing system where they might create blockages.

Keep Your Garbage Disposal Unit Clean

To clean your garbage disposal, start by making sure that it’s off. Clean the inside portion of the rubber in the sinks that leads to the disposal. You can use a paper towel to wipe this. Try throwing ice into the unit every now and then as well. Ice can help remove debris that’s built up on the sharp disposal edges.

If you are considering having a new disposal unit installed, call for an appointment and we’ll set up a convenient time for a garburator installation.