One of the first things to consider is how much use your garbage disposal is going to get. The more people in the household, the more food waste there will be and the more your garbage disposal will have to work. For single people or couples a 1/3 hp unit will probably be sufficient but for large families a 1 hp model may be required.
If you want your garbage disposal to last it is also important to make sure it is constructed from quality materials. Stainless steel parts are corrosion resistant and will last a lot longer than other materials. You may have to pay a little more money up front for a higher quality unit but it will save you money in the long run because you will not have to replace the unit for a very long time.
Contact Sanders Home Services to help you pick out the right garbage disposal for your needs and then install it for you. By having one of our skilled plumbing service professionals install it, you’ll know that the job is done right and you won’t have to worry about it causing any messy problems in your kitchen.
A Common Problem:
Garbage disposal hums but won’t operate properly.
A Simple Solution brought to you by your friends at Sanders Home Services:
There is a “reset button” located on the bottom of most garbage disposals. Press this button to “reset” the disposal. If this doesn’t work, turn off the power switch and shine a flashlight into the drain. Look for a foreign object such as a coin, plastic bread tie or staple. Remove the item with pliers or a grasping tool. It is dangerous to put your hand inside a disposal. Your disposal may have a hex key jam clearing tool. Look for it under the sink or taped to the disposal. Check for a slot at the bottom of the disposal where the tool can be inserted and turned back and forth to clear the jam. If no luck in clearing the jam, give Sanders Home Services a call, (856) 429-3086.