A garbage disposal is a useful appliance that works on fairly simple principles and is easy for a plumber to install. The garbage disposal uses a motor to tear up food scraps that are put into it the point where they can be sent through the plumbing and on to the sewer or septic system. However, even this fairly basic device needs to be installed correctly and will need maintenance thereafter.
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Many homeowners walk into their kitchen first thing in the morning to discover that the dishwasher they’ve run into their garbage disposal has flooded. This is simply because the knockout in the disposal unit’s dishwasher nipple wasn’t taken out when the garbage disposal was installed. Most problems with the garbage disposal aren’t quite that dramatic, however. The unit can stop because the motor overheats, or there’s a clog that the plumber can easily remove.
For all its utility, a garbage disposal can’t handle all types of household waste. The homeowner should refrain from placing hard foods like hard seeds, bones, eggshells or coconut shells through the garbage disposal. They should also avoid very fibrous foods like celery or potato or banana peels. Grease and hair should also not be put down the unit. Most items that aren’t organic should also not go into the garbage disposal. These include plastic bags, bottles and bottle caps, sponges, glass and cleaning rags. These things can either clog the unit or destroy the grinder.
Our technicians at Lambert Plumbing and Heating, the foremost Vancouver, BC plumbing and heating contractor, are experts in the installation and repair of garbage disposal units. We have decades of experience between us and are fully licensed and insured family plumbers. We are always professional, courteous and tidy and will never leave a mess for the homeowner to clean up after we’ve gone.
Customers in the Vancouver, BC area who need a garbage disposal installed or who need their garbage disposal serviced shouldn't hesitate to call Lambert. We’re now open on Saturdays and are available on an emergency basis.