Garbage Disposals And Plumbers: What You Need To Know

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Garbage Disposals And Plumbers: What You Need To Know

18 November 2020
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Many homes have a garbage disposal in their kitchens or would like to have one installed. Although you may think you can do the installation or repair the garbage disposal yourself, you may want to seriously consider allowing a professional to take care of this job for you. Here is what you need to know about hiring a plumber to handle you garbage disposal:

You Need a Professional Diagnosis

If you already have a garbage disposal in your kitchen and it breaks, it is best to get a professional diagnosis of the problem. Although a garbage disposal is rather affordable itself, you might not need to replace it. The problem could only be a dull blade or a clog. You can then decide if you'd rather repair the existing disposal or have a new unit installed.

You Need to Remember Safety

If you have never dealt with a garbage disposal installation or repair before, you should strongly consider having a professional plumber do the job. You not only have to think about the metal blades in the unit itself, but you also have to remember which electrical breakers control the disposal. If you do not disconnect the electricity correctly, you can get easily injured. You also need to think about the bacteria present in the garbage disposal. A plumber will have the necessary tools, cleaning agents, and expertise to ensure none of those germs spread all over your kitchen.

You Will Get the Job Done Faster

If you are in a hurry to get your kitchen back to full operation, a plumber is going to be the best option. Replacing and repairing a garbage disposal can be a long job, particularly if you do not have experience in this area. You can have a plumber in and out of your house much faster than you could do the job yourself.

You May Identify Additional Problems

If you allow a plumber to change the garbage disposal, they may be able to determine if you have additional or underlying problems with your kitchen plumbing that you were not aware of. Oftentimes, plumbing issues go unnoticed until they cause a major issue that can ultimately cost you a lot of money. If your plumber discovers a problem early enough, you can take care of it before it becomes worse.

A plumber can be a great resource when it comes to dealing with your garbage disposal. If you have a garbage disposal issue, be sure to consider using a professional plumber.

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When you think about the fixtures in your home that keep you happy, you probably take that bathtub, sink, and toilet for granted. However, if you have ever been asked to live without one of these crucial fixtures, you probably quickly discovered how important they really were. That bathtub can give you relief after a long day at the gym, and that toilet can become the most important plumbing device in your home if you come down with the stomach flu. My blog focuses on teaching homeowners more about their plumbing, so that you can enjoy what you have and troubleshoot new problems.