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Pros and Cons of Garbage Disposal Units

Are you considering getting a garburator? Having one of these in your kitchen sink can make your life easier. However, there are also some potential drawbacks to consider. Here are some of the pros and cons of having a garbage disposal.

Pros There are a couple of major advantages to equipping your kitchen sink with a garbage disposal. • It makes washing dishes easier It’s very convenient to be able to rinse off food waste into the sink rather than scrape it into the garbage. Garbage disposal makes cleanup after a meal faster and less tedious. Plus, having a garbage disposal means that you’ll never have to empty out the sink strainer after doing dishes — a job that no one likes. • It helps protect your plumbing If you don’t have a garbage disposal unit, it’s hard to avoid letting large chunks of food find their way into the sink drain from time to time. These food scraps build up in your pipes and lead to blockages. With a garbage disposal, this isn’t something you need to worry about, as the unit grinds food debris into small particles that won’t get caught in pipes. Cons Convenient as it is to own a garbage disposal, it’s important to consider the drawbacks of this appliance. • It can clog or break There are a number of things that can’t go into a garbage disposal, including starchy foods such as pasta, rice and beans and fibrous foods such as potato peels, celery and carrots. If you and your family aren’t diligent about what you grind up in your garbage disposal, you can end up with a blockage that needs to be cleaned out by hand or a breakage that requires repair. • It can smell If you don’t properly rinse and maintain your garbage disposal, they can begin to emit a foul odour. Fortunately, the stench can usually be quashed with the help of baking soda or citrus juice. • It can be dangerous A garbage disposal has very sharp blades that spin quickly. You have to be extremely careful never to put your hand in the garbage disposal, or else severe injury could occur. This is an even larger concern if there are young children in the home. Comprehensive plumbing services in the GTA You can count on Black Forest Plumbing for the installation and repair of your plumbing fixtures. We offer a full range of plumbing services, including 24/7 emergency repairs. Contact us for more information or to schedule a service call. Book A Service Appointment



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