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Garbage Disposal Units and Service in West Palm Beach, FL

If your home is like the majority of homes in the country, then you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen. The garbage disposal is a great appliance, making it many times easier to dispose of food waste. It’s become such a common appliance that many homeowners take it for granted. Garbage disposals are not invincible, though. They require a decent bit of professional care and attention if they are to last as long as possible. If you want to get the maximum return on your investment for your garbage disposal system, call Kwik Plumbers. Call Kwik Plumbers today if your garbage disposal is not working, or you are having any sort of garbage disposal problems.

If you are having garbage disposal problems call Kwik Plumbers.

How to Prolong the Life of Your Disposal

As mentioned above, garbage disposals are not nearly as impervious to damage as they may seem. There are a number of ways that you can shorten the life of your garbage disposal, often without even realizing it. However, there are just as many ways for you to make your garbage disposal last longer. Let’s take a look at some of those ways now:

  • Avoid certain materials: The garbage disposal can’t just handle anything and everything you put into it. There are certain materials that can drastically shorten the life of the disposal, or make it far more likely for parts of it to break down. Fibrous foods, like celery, can tangle the impeller in the disposal, making it far more likely for the motor to overheat and breakdown. FOG (fats, oils, and grease) is often poured into the disposal in liquid form after being used in cooking. Once it’s cooled, however, it becomes a viscous substance that can cause clogs. It’s best to throw away materials like this, rather than putting them into the disposal.
  • Schedule regular maintenance: Garbage disposals are not used quite as often, or for nearly as long, as water heaters or climate control systems. So, they don’t really need to get annual preventive care. Every couple of years, though, you should still have a professional take a close look at your garbage disposal. This will help identify and solve problems long before they can damage the unit.

We Install and Service Garbage Disposal Units

Installing a garbage disposal isn’t easy, especially for someone who doesn’t have professional experience or training. Since there’s electrical work involved, it’s also not really something you should ever attempt to do yourself. If you need a garbage disposal unit installed in your home, call Kwik Plumbers. We also offer full garbage disposal unit repair and maintenance services. When your garbage disposal runs into an issue, as sometimes happens, our expert plumbers can help you out. We offer a full range of garbage disposal services throughout West Palm Beach, FL. With us on the job, your garbage disposal will last for many years to come.