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Garbage Disposal

Garbage Disposal

Many homes experience garbage disposal problems from time to time. Some of the most common problems include clogs and jams. Other InSinkErator septic garbage disposal problems include dull blades and leaks. Many times, using the proper maintenance techniques will prevent many problems from occurring.

A homeowner will know that a unit has a problem if it drains slowly, causing dirty water to flow back into the sink.

In some cases the clog or jam may be visible with a bright light. Then simply turn off the power at the circuit breaker to prevent any risk of injury, and using, pliers, or another tool,the material that is causing the jam or clog can be removed. Sometimes the septic garbage disposer problems are as easy as removing a errant piece of silverware or a thick steak bone from the disposal area.

From time to time, the blades may completely break off as well. If that happens, the person might hear a loud rattling sound and see that material is no longer being ground in the disposal. In that case, the blades will need to be replaced. On occasion, the unit may be too old to find replacement blades and the entire unit may need to be replaced.

Leaks also can be common garbage disposal problems. For example, a person might notice that the area under his sink is wet or see water dripping from the unit. In this situation, the joints connecting the garbage disposal to the sink and the dishwasher may need to be re-tightened. If the unit is still leaking water, the rubber gasket may need to be replaced.

Many septic badger 5 garbage disposal problems can be prevented. For example, some things should never be ground up in the garbage disposal, such as large bones, egg shells, and coffee grounds. It is recommend avoiding harsh cleaning products, such as bleach, to keep the rubber gaskets pliable and free from leaks. In addition, running cold water while the unit is turned on and trying to avoid dumping hot water from boiled pastas, grease, or other potentially clogging materials down the drain may help keep a disposal in working order.

The most essential component in any garbage disposal purchase is power.

Some home units come rates at one-half horsepower, but more modern kitchens generally start with three-quarters HP and go up from there. What you’re paying for with power is essentially the machine’s ability to pulverize stubborn bones and other hardy materials, sparing your trash compactor and giving an organic shot to the sewage.  Although more power usually translates directly into stronger pulverization, it is worth noting that size and speed of the blades can make a significant difference as well.

Another major factor that inevitably influences homeowner decisions is the decibel level of the machine.Look for sound shielding and anti-vibration features in particular if you want to keep the noise level to a low, particularly if you have invested in a larger device. It may also be worth looking into ways to reinforce the cabinetry for a tighter seal around the disposal.

Once you have the size and power rating selected, you want to look at speed. Along with power, the revolutions per minute (rpm) of the blades are definitive when it comes to grinding ability. Although 1400 rpm may be good enough for fruit and veggies, you will most likely need to upgrade to a faster induction motor for stubborn foodstuffs such as bones, coffee grounds and seeds. Some of the top units reach speeds of 1800 rpm, affording your kitchen something like an all-purpose liquefier for every material you use.

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