Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation


Garbage disposals are an essential part to any modern kitchen. A garbage disposal combines your kitchen sink and your trash can. You can send all your food waste items right into the garbage disposal and it will chew it up and send it on it’s way to the sewer system!

We specialize in garbage disposal maintenance and installation as well as helping you out with any problems your garbage disposal may be giving you.

Is Your Garbage Disposal Not Grinding Food?

The secret to avoiding a clogged garbage disposal is dumping food waste down the drain in moderation. A garbage disposal is not a trash can; it’s for food scraps only. ​

Benefits of Having an Insinkerator Disposal

A typical family’s food scraps account for almost 20% of all our household waste. This amount of food trash doesn’t need to go in the rubbish if we can quickly and easily dispose of it through our kitchen sink. A garbage disposal unit works by shredding the food waste into tiny pieces that are capable of flowing through the sewage pipes without restricting the water flow. By installing a garbage disposal you are helping the environment by conserving the amount of trash that gets sent to landfills or other dumping areas.

Garbage Disposal Do’s:

  • Keep it clean.
  • Run your garbage disposal often. Frequent use prevents corrosion and prevents obstructions from accumulating.
  • Grind food waste with cold water. Using cold water will cause any grease/oils to solidify, making it easier to be chopped up before reaching the trap.
  • Grind certain hard materials such as small chicken and fish bones, egg shells, coffee grounds, etc. This will create a scouring action that will clean the garbage disposal’s walls.
  • Cut all your large pieces into smaller ones and slowly place them into the garbage disposal one at a time.

Garbage Disposal Don’ts:

  • Do not grind glass, plastic, metal, paper, cigarette butts or anything combustible. These and other non-food items can damage the blades and/or motor.
  • Do not grind corn husks, celery stalks, onion & potato skins or artichokes. Fibers & starches will jam the garbage disposal and block your drains.
  • Do not put foods like pasta and rice into your garbage disposal.
  • Do not pour any oils, grease or fats into your garbage disposal or drain. They will slowly accumulate and begin to clog your drains.
  • Do not use hot water while grinding food waste. Hot water will cause grease to liquefy and accumulate.
  • Do not turn off the water or motor until grinding is finished. When you’re finished grinding, turn off the garbage disposal first and let the water continue to run for 15 seconds.
  • Do not grind animal bones from cows or pigs, etc.
  • Do not use any harsh chemicals such as drain cleaners or bleach. They can damage your garbage disposal blades and pipes. Borax is a multi-use household cleaner that will effectively destroy mold and mildew. (Read below for more information)

Why Choose A Better Plumber?

Now you can rest easy knowing that homeowners are able to contact us 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays; day or night for emergency plumbing issues. When you call on A Better Plumber, LLC to perform your residential or commercial plumbing service you can rest assured you’ll receive the following benefits:


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