by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on July 25, 2013

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Garbage disposals are worth it!

 

Vancouver Garbage DisposalOne of the best additions you can add to for your kitchen is the installation of a garbage disposal. People living in apartment complexes and condominiums often take these amazing appliances for granted. To put it simply, without a garbage disposal, food doesn’t get properly disposed of. The spinning blades within the garbage disposal effortlessly cut up food and other materials in a sink drain. Often the garbage disposal is powered by a switch located near the sink. People who live without garbage disposals often experience the problems that can be had without one firsthand. Food that is left in a drain without a garbage disposal simply sits there. It may rest and settle at the bottom of the pipe depending on the shape of the pipe itself. Plastic pipes in a kitchen area are especially bad for letting this food settle. If there’s a backup, and the water is forced back up, all of the rotted food particles are often forced back through the plumbing. It looks about as bad as it sounds.

Atop this, a smell can often emanate from the sink when food is put down it without the use of a garbage disposal. Garbage disposals take the entire contents of the discarded food item and use high powered blades to break the food down to its base particles. It then forces the food down the sink, completely eliminating it. Drains with garbage disposals are usually cleaner and last longer. People often think that garbage disposals require a lot of maintenance, but this is is not the case. In fact, the benefits of owning a garbage disposal will likely save an owner money in the long run, as well as provide the added convenience of owning one. Believe it or not, garbage disposals are also environmentally friendly devices. Food that is discarded in the garbage ends up in a landfill. The energy within this food is completely discarded. When the food is sent through the pipes to a sewage treatment plant, it can actually be harnessed for methane energy. Garbage disposals are convenient, affordable and good for the environment. There’s no reason not to look into purchasing one if you’re interested.

Are you looking to install a garbage disposal in your Vancouver home? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating, Ltd at 604-734-0890 and schedule a service call today!

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