Quality Garbage Disposal Repair in Baldwin Park

Did you know the electric-powered garbage disposal was invented in in 1927 by John W. Hammes? After applying for a patent in 1933, his product, the InSinkErator, was finally available for purchase in 1940. Since this time, more and more American households have installed and grown accustomed to the convenience that this small, household appliance provides.

While garbage disposals are handy and reduce food odors and bacteria in trash cans, they don’t come without their set of problems. These appliances are susceptible to rust and corrosion as well as motor problems if they are not operated properly. At Long Beach Snappy Plumbing, offer a wide variety of plumbing services for household garbage disposals including repair and installation.

Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Smoothly

A properly maintained disposal can last for as long as 10 years. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your unit runs as it should is to pay close attention to the food waste you put in the receptacle. Many people erroneously believe that their garbage disposal is a hungry monster that will eat anything. This just isn’t the case. Common household food waste that should stay away from the garbage disposal includes:

•             Potato peels

•             Celery stalks

•             Carrot shavings

•             Onion skins

•             Egg shells

•             Grease

•             All types of oil

•             Corn husks

As a general rule, if the food waste is not leftover from your dinner plate, don’t put it in the garbage disposal.

Another tip for keeping your garbage disposal in optimal condition is to run cold water through the unit for at least 30 seconds after all the food has been ground up. This ensures that the leftover food particles have all been washed down past the blades. Many people use hot water to wash their food down thinking the heat will break up any grease or oils. This is a myth. Hot water merely melts these substances for the time being. They will harden again once they settle into your pipes. This is why you shouldn’t put grease or oil in the disposal.

Reduce Odors

Garbage disposals collect food waste and if this waste isn’t flushed properly then odors will emanate from the unit. Property owners can reduce the occurrence of smells by grinding up whole, cut up lemons once in a while or making vinegar ice cubes and grinding them in the disposal. Don’t waste your money on products that claim to clean the inside of your disposal.

Call Us for Repairs and Installation Services

As a leading garbage disposal repair and installation plumbing service in Long Beach, California, we can help you with all your home garbage disposal needs. For same day, professional service, give us a call today. For great plumbing service throughout Baldwin Park, California, give us a call today to schedule a free, no-obligation quote for garbage disposal repair or installation, toilet repair, and more!