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Is a Garbage Disposal Installation Really Necessary?

There are some things in your home that you could live without. For example, a washer and dryer could be replaced by taking a trip down the street to a laundromat. Dishes can be washed by hand without a dishwasher. And food can be scraped off your plate into the trashcan instead of in the sink with a garbage disposal. However, there’s no denying that each of these examples can make your life easier. So, if you’re looking to speed up the cleanup process of a meal, looking into garbage disposal installation can be really beneficial.

Whether you’re washing your dishes by hand or in the dishwasher, you’ll likely be using the sink to at least rinse off the bits of food stuck to your plate. Deciding to go ahead with a garbage disposal installation means that you no longer have to walk back and forth between the sink and the trash can when cleaning dishes. Any food that you put in the drain of your sink can be caught by the garbage disposal. As soon as you start running the disposal, the solid food that has been collected will be ground and shredded up into small enough pieces to easily pass through the drains without causing any clogs. While it is still important to be aware of certain things that should never go down your disposal, such as eggshells and potato peels, there are many soft bits of food waste that can be handled by a garbage disposal with ease. Another benefit from a garbage disposal is that more of the waste will be dumped into the sink instead of the trash can, reducing the smells that come from a large collection of food sitting in the trash.

Garbage disposals are a great way to deal with food waste. Call us at On-Deck Plumbing for any questions about garbage disposal installation!