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Benefits of Installing a Garbage Disposal

800px-dirty_dishes-690x517As a homeowner in Brooklyn or Manhattan, you understand just how often excess food makes its way from dishes to the dumpster. Instead of scraping what food may be left on your plate into the trash after dinner, you could be using a garbage disposal to help manage waste.

Below, we’ve highlighted three benefits to installing a garbage disposal in your home:

  1. Convenience: One of the best benefits to having a garbage disposal unit in your kitchen is the sheer convenience of being able to dispose of food scraps in the sink rather than transfer them to a trash can. However, it’s always important to remember that waste should be sent through the disposal in moderation to avoid damage.
  1. Reduce waste: Did you know that food scraps make up 20% of all household waste? This large amount of trash does not need to go in the garbage if it can easily and quickly be disposed of through the sink. By installing a garbage disposal, you are making a solid contribution to the environment by conserving the amount of trash that gets sent to landfills and other dumping areas. With a garbage disposal the trash is managed through existing water infrastructure.
  1. Protect plumbing: A garbage disposal works by shredding food waste into tiny pieces that are capable of traveling through the sewage pipes without impeding water flow. Without having a unit installed, your plumbing could fall victim to clogs caused by large pieces of food waste that may be placed in your sink on accident.

If you currently have a garbage disposal in your home that is in need of repair, the experts at Petri Plumbing know exactly how to get it back in working order. And if you’re looking to reduce waste, add convenience, and protect your pipes, we can install a quality garbage disposal unit with expertise and affordability. Contact your Brooklyn plumber today for more information at (718) 748-1254.

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