Garburators/Garbage disposals definitely get rid of food waste easier. Instead of scraping your dishes into the garbage, you can simply flush it all down the drain, run the garbage disposal and it disappears – like magic !!
Your garbage disposal has a motor attached to rotating blades which are located in a chamber below your sink that is attached to your drain. When you put food down the garbage disposal and turn it on, these blades shred the food into small enough pieces that it can pass safely through your drain pipes and out into the sewer system. The shredded food then runs with the water back into your main drainage system and passes out of your house. They provide an environmentally responsible alternative to transporting food waste to landfills. They can also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Important Fact: NEVER reach into the garbage disposal when it is running. If you need to reach in, make sure the unit is switched off. It is even a good idea to shut off the power to the garbage disposal entirely so that it cannot be turned on by accident while your hand is in there.
Smells funny? A foul odor could develop from the garbage disposal after a period of time. This is common and easy enough to fix, but you will have to get down into the garbage disposal to get rid of the smell. The smell simply comes from residue of the food you have put down the garbage disposal and that needs to be cleaned off so the smell will go away. Make sure you have the garbage disposal turned off completely before you reach in to take parts out to clean them.
You can also put baking soda, vinegar or half a lemon down the garbage disposal and run it in order to combat a persistent smell or to keep one from developing.
Papa Plumbing, Heating & Drainage Ltd commonly supplies and installs Badger 5 garburators with the following features:
- 1/2 Horsepower Heavy Duty Motor (Quiet Dura-Drive® Induction Motor).
- Rugged Galvanized Steel Construction (For Disposer Durability).
- Space-Saving Compact Design.
Don’t ever worry as Papa Plumbing is able to diagnose any issues with your garburator / garbage disposal. Just give Papa a call 604-437-7272 and we will sure to be send a technician over.
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