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Don’t throw that down there: How to keep the garbage disposal clog-free during the holidays

Posted by Agentis on Nov 20, 2018 3:28:13 PM

With the fall season upon us, the holidays are right around the corner. And that means  meals with family and friends. 

When you’ve got family visiting for a few days, you’ll likely be cooking, eating and cleaning up together. And that can open up the possibility of having one or more family members put something that can cause a clog into the garbage disposal. 

It can also bring about an uncomfortable discussion when your guests tell you that they always throw this stuff down their disposal and never have a problem. 

Prepare yourself before their arrival – and put the power of professional plumbing advice behind your case. 

Here are ten things that should never be thrown into the disposal.

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Topics: Plumbing, holidays, Garbage Disposal

When to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

Posted by Agentis on Mar 5, 2018 12:27:42 PM

Although a lot can be done to prolong the lifetime of a garbage disposal, sometimes replacement is necessary. 

Here’s some signs you may need a new garbage disposal.

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Topics: replace garbage disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair

Three Things to Remember When Fixing Your Garbage Disposal

Posted by Agentis on Jan 29, 2018 1:49:03 PM

A garbage disposal can present certain risks when repairing it. Here are some things to be aware of when fixing your garbage disposal.

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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair

Is My Garbage Disposal Compatible with My Plumbing and Electrical?

Posted by Agentis on Jan 22, 2018 4:31:30 PM

Although most garbage disposals are built to be compatible with nearly any kitchen, it’s possible you’ll need to adapt a garbage disposal to your power system or pipes. 

Here are a few things you should consider about making your garbage disposal compatible with your kitchen.

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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair

Is Horsepower Important in a New Garbage Disposal?

Posted by Agentis on Jan 19, 2018 12:59:39 PM

 A garbage disposal is one of the few kitchen appliances where horsepower is something to consider in your search for a new unit.

But how much does it matter?
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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, horsepower, replace garbage disposal

How to Fix a Jammed Garbage Disposal

Posted by Agentis on Jan 15, 2018 6:36:53 PM

Got a jammed garbage disposal? 

Here are some easy steps you can take to try and clear it yourself.

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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair, odor

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Posted by Agentis on Jan 10, 2018 11:11:10 AM

Got smells?

Here are three easy ways to clean out your garbage disposal and get it smelling fresh again.

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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair, odor

Things You Should Never Put down the Garbage Disposal

Posted by Agentis on Jan 8, 2018 12:44:14 PM

Want to keep your garbage disposal running for years? 

The easiest things to do is to avoid putting certain things into it that can cause clogs are damage.

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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair

Garbage disposals: How do they work?

Posted by Agentis on Jan 3, 2018 1:37:39 PM

Often we assume garbage disposals are simply comprised of a motor powering a set of rotating blades that work to cut up our food. 

However, garbage disposals are a lot more complicated than that. 

Here’s how they work:

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Topics: Disposal, Garbage Disposal, Garbage Disposal repair

Is It Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Posted by Agentis on Jun 13, 2017 3:50:41 PM

Like anything else in your house, garbage disposals wear out over time. But when is it necessary to replace it? That depends on how old it is and how it’s been treated over the years. 

If you routinely do some basic things like run cold water through it after you use it and keep large pieces of food or known “cloggers” like coffee grounds away from it, a disposal can last many years.

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Topics: Garbage Disposal

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