In the grand scheme of home repair projects, plumbing projects run the gamut from easy and quick to absolutely not DIYable. And some of the projects on that spectrum are definitely worth the time and effort it takes to learn how to do them and get them done, while for others the juice is not worth the squeeze (but the cost to have a plumbing professional do them for you is definitely worthwhile). For example, learning how to unclog your drain or toilet is a valuable skill you could potentially use again and again for years to come while installing a new water heater is important but best left to the professionals. Sitting in the middle ground is the task of garbage disposal installation. But couldn’t you happily live without one altogether? Sure, but the many benefits of having one far outweigh the time and cost of installing it or having your plumber do so. Read on to learn more.
Having a garbage disposal in your kitchen will save you lots of time when you’re cooking. A disposal will cut up any food scraps that you put down the drain, such as eggshells, allowing them to flow through the pipes with the wastewater. This means that you can do your food prep, like peeling and chopping over the sink, and once you’re done, you don’t have to cart all of the scraps over to the trash can.
Using a disposal will also result in less trash because much of it is going down the drain once it has been sufficiently broken down by the disposal. This is a 2-pronged benefit since less trash every day will also mean that you have to take the trash outside less often. It will also help your kitchen smell better since there will be far less organic matter decomposing in your trashcan.
When you are working in the kitchen, the truth is that food scraps are going to go down the drain no matter what. Even if it isn’t intentional, it just happens. If you have a disposal, you can run it and make sure that the scraps that get down don’t become a big clog in your pipes. All those potato peels can create a huge issue if they aren’t ground up by a disposal first.
Protect The Environment
Finally, many municipal areas have a big problem with FOG (fats, oils, and greases) that go down the pipes. While a disposal won’t stop FOG, it can help make sure it doesn’t become a huge FOG clog by limiting the amount of other material that gets trapped in the FOG (specifically any food waste that does make it out of your pipes).
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