A garbage disposal is used to dispose of garbage, usually in the kitchen. It’s also commonly referred to as a waste disposer or a waste disposal device.
Garbage disposals are usually powered by electricity and are installed under the kitchen sink. The correct place to install a garbage disposal is between the drain and the trap of a sink. The trap chops up food into very small pieces that can be even further drained.
In today’s modern kitchens garbage disposals are considered a necessity. If you want to get rid of all those large pieces of food then you should consider purchasing a garbage disposal. A garbage disposal turns big chunks of food into much smaller pieces which can then be drained down the pipes.
They’re very simple to install and use. However, you need to properly maintain and upkeep your garbage disposal to keep it in good, working shape. You have to be very careful when fixing a garbage disposal as it’s fairly easy to get hurt. Remember to never put your hand into the drain.
Garbage disposals have extremely sharp blades with a very strong motor, and could easily cut your hand and fingers. If there’s no other option and you must clean the disposal with your hand make sure you unplug all wires before proceeding.
Many people who have garbage disposals in their kitchens complain about them breaking. Most people don’t even understand the cause. Usually a sudden shut-down in the disposal means some kind of blocking or clogging has occurred. Clogging usually happens when fibrous foods enter the drain. To fix this issue all you have to do is clean out all the pipes as well as the trap and the blades.
This should fix the problem. If for some reason cleaning all the pipes and trap doesn’t solve the problem then you should consider replacing the garbage disposal.