Types Of Kitchen Garbage Disposals
You may be wondering what type of kitchen garbage disposal to get if your old one isn’t working well. Here is what you need to know about waste disposals from the pros at Robinson Plumbing in Spotsylvania.
Dishwasher Garbage Disposal -The garbage disposal is attached to the dishwasher or the water drain line is connected to the sink garbage disposal. This is wonderful because it chops up the debris so it doesn’t accumulate and clog the sewer line.
Batch Feed Disposal -This is a specially designed disposal that uses a cover over the opening. The food is placed in the disposal first. The water is turned on, and the cover is twisted to activate the blades. It is quieter and safer. Plus, foreign objects like silverware won’t fall in due to the cover. Sink water drains normally through slits in the cover.
Continuous Feed Disposal -This is the most common disposal installed in homes. The waste is inserted, the water turned on, and then a wall switch is used to activate the blades.
Automatic Reverse Jam Disposal -This disposal will automatically reverse if the blades get jammed. Manufacturers claim that with swivel impellers now in waste disposals, the automatic reverse jam disposal is unnecessary.
When To Replace Your Garbage Disposal
If you buy a home from someone else, it’s likely that the garbage disposal is old. Of course, this isn’t always the case. It’s a good idea to ask your Spotsylvania plumber to take a look at it, especially if it doesn’t work great.
They last according to the frequency and type of use, model, and brand. In general, you should replace a garbage disposal every 8 to 15 years. You will probably find a new unit will last longer than older units.
Fun Fact About Garbage Disposals
These units are also known as:
- Waste Disposal
- Garbage Disposer
- Garburator (in Canadian English)
- InSinkErator (a brand name)
- Household Disposals