Plumbing Facts: Did You Know This About Your Garbage Disposal?

Plumbing Facts: Did You Know This About Your Garbage Disposal?

A garbage disposal is a part of your plumbing that provides a way to get rid of food scraps and waste without putting these items in the landfills. Although the items may not seem like they take up a lot of space, they actually will add a lot of waste to the amount of annual garbage production if homeowners don’t grind up the food waste instead of throwing it away.

Incorporating a garbage disposal into your plumbing system has added benefits like minimizing and eliminating a lot of the odors from food that sits in a garbage can. Food waste, even in sealed bags, can attract animals and pests when it is in garbage cans outside, which can be unsanitary and even dangerous.

Most garbage disposals can handle large pieces of food waste, such as egg shells, coffee grounds, fruit rinds, and chicken bones. The sharp blades grind and liquefy the food, then transport it through the plumbing system into the wastewater system. This allows you to have a cleaner and more sanitary kitchen workspace for when you are preparing meals for your family.

Since a garbage disposal costs an average of 50 cents (or less) per year in electrical usage, it is a sound investment for any homeowner. They also only use about 1% of the total water consumption for a household, so they won’t require too much extra water. If you’re interested in adding garbage disposal to your home plumbing system, you’ll want to reach out to your local plumber to inquire about installation. It’s worth the cost to invest in a new garbage disposal for your home.

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Call Your Plumber for Water Heater Replacement Before it Dies

Call Your Plumber for Water Heater Replacement Before it Dies

Life is far too short to waste time thinking about everything that could go wrong at your home. You probably agree and hence never think much about whether it is about time for water heater replacement. Rather, you figure that you’ll take care of it when it completely gives out. However, there are a few reasons why you really might want to call your plumber for water heater replacement now rather than later.

 

The most obvious reason, other than failure, to call your plumber for water heater replacement is if you are repeatedly running out of hot water. You could put everyone in your family on a timer and chase them out of the shower mid-shampoo if they go over their limit, or you could sit back and enjoy your life by replacing your water heater with a model that will provide all the hot water your family needs.

 

Another reason for water heater replacement would be if it is on borrowed time and a deluge of water where it is located would be damaging– not to mention the frustration of going without hot water while you wait for a new one to be delivered and installed. By scheduling water heater replacement with your plumber on your terms, you choose when it is most convenient for you and your family.

 

Your local plumber can turn your cold shower into a warm one!  Call today to find out just how affordable water heater replacement can be.

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