Things You May Not Know About Garbage Disposals

Things You May Not Know About Garbage Disposals

Do you have a garbage disposal? If so, you may not even think twice about it. But when you flip on the switch and get rid of your food waste through this device, you’re actually doing yourself, your community, and the environment a number of favors. How? Check out these little-known facts about garbage disposals to learn more about why they’re so beneficial.

Garbage Disposals Reduce Food Waste

Out of all the trash that enters our landfills each year, food waste makes up anywhere from 30 to 40 percent of it. That makes food waste the single largest type of waste to enter our landfills each year. The more waste enters the landfill, the quicker it fills up. Therefore, garbage disposals actually help reduce the amount of waste that goes into our landfills.

Garbage Disposals Help Big Cities

Living in a big city has its perks, but it also has its problems, including pests. However, a garbage disposal actually helps with that issues. By disposing of the majority of your food waste down a garbage disposal, you’re actually helping reduce the population of rats, mice, and other vermin that thrive off scavenging out of trash cans. This also helps keep them out of buildings and away from where they don’t belong.

You Can’t Put Everything Down the Disposal

Disposals make getting rid of many different foods quick and easy, but you can’t just put anything down the drain. In fact, your disposal is more delicate than you might think. Anything that’s greasy, sticky, or solid should not be put down the drain under any circumstances, including things like bacon grease, raw eggs, egg shells, bones, or raw rice or pasta should be thrown away.

“Black Friday” is the Busiest Day for Plumbers

Seems strange that a service business would have its busiest day of the year on a day that’s notorious for people being out of their homes and shopping, right? Well, believe it or not, plumbers are always the busiest the day after Thanksgiving because of the vast number of garbage disposal repair calls. Take our previous tip to heart and be careful what you put down the drain.

If you are interested in installing a garbage disposal in your sink, or need a disposal repair, contact the Sugar Land plumbers at Trademark Home Services today! Call (281) 819-5852 to schedule your appointment.