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Garbage Disposal 101

All You Need To Know About Garbage Disposals

A kitchen garbage disposal is more than just a convenience. It is a mean green machine, greatly reducing the amount of waste in Brooklyn landfills where decomposition can result in damaging greenhouse gas emissions. The experts at Petri Plumbing can help you choose the right kind of disposal for your needs.

Kitchen Garbage Disposals & What You Need To Know

A disposal that works well with your current plumbing is essential to its efficiency. You should have your garbage disposal professionally installed as well to avoid any potential costly missteps. 

Trust an expert. Choosing the right garbage disposal for your kitchen doesn’t have to be tricky. Consider the make and the design as it is advantageous to have a disposal with stainless steel parts. If noise factor is important to you, there are quieter models available. A Petri Plumbing professional can discuss the best options for your home.

Avoid repair by taking care with regular maintenance

Garbage disposal repairs can be costly but they can usually be avoided. A few easy maintenance tips can keep your waste disposal running properly:

  • Avoid putting grease and things like egg shells, nutshells, pasta, coffee grounds and corn cobs down your disposal. These items can be taken to an organics drop-off site in Brooklyn.
  • Always use cold water when using your garbage disposal and allow the water to run at least 10 seconds before and after use.
  • Do not get in a hurry – feed your leftovers in gradually.
  • Run your disposal daily to avoid grime buildup that can potentially damage your pipes, even if you do not use it to deposit waste.

Taking advantage of your garbage disposal provides economic and environmental benefits for your family. Trust the experts at Brooklyn’s Petri Plumbing to expertly guide you through all of your garbage disposal options. Call them or schedule online for an evaluation of your current disposal.

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