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Problems with garbage disposals are one of our most common calls, especially during the holiday season. A high-quality garbage disposal gives you a greater ability to handle whatever goes down your sink without breaking down. This can save you time, money, and stress when you are preparing important meals for your family and friends.

Which brand do we recommend?

A.B. May plumbers prefer the InSinkErator Evolution Series of disposals. These high-quality disposals can handle more types of food while making less noise than average disposals. You can put chicken bones, melon rinds, coffee grounds, and more directly down the drain and into the disposal. Then they are virtually liquefied to safely flow into your sewage system or septic tank. Being able to handle more food makes them less likely to break down when you are cooking dinner.

If you need a new disposal, our professional plumbers are happy to help you. They will answer any questions you have and help you understand your options so you can choose the best disposal for your household needs.

How does a garbage disposal work?

A garbage disposal works very differently than a blender. Watch this video to see what’s happening under your sink when you flip the switch.

Disposals and the environment

Did you know that garbage disposals keep food waste out of landfills? Composting and limiting waste are gold standards in environmentally friendly food use, but wastewater plants are better than landfills at recovering food waste and using it for fertilizer or convert it to clean energy like electricity or biofuel.

Garbage disposals are both energy and water efficient, too. They use only about 1% of a normal household’s total water consumption and cost on average less than 50 cents a year in electric usage. And the ability to wash dishes without worrying about what goes down the drain is a convenience hard to live without!

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