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At American Drain Company, we understand just how crucial a well-functioning garbage disposal system is to the smooth operation of your home. That's why we offer professional garbage disposal installation services, ensuring your kitchen waste management is efficient, reliable, and hassle-free. Our plumbing experts provide exceptional service, leveraging our extensive experience and industry knowledge to install your new garbage disposal system seamlessly.
With our commitment to quality and attention to detail, you can trust us to deliver solutions that enhance your home's functionality and convenience. Choose American Drain Company for your garbage disposal installation needs and experience the difference that quality service makes.
Call (805) 800-8625 for professional garbage disposal installations in Simi Valley.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Garbage Disposal
Dealing with an aging or malfunctioning garbage disposal can significantly impact your time spent in the kitchen, turning simple tasks into tedious chores. Understanding the signs of a failing garbage disposal is critical to restoring functionality and efficiency to your kitchen.
Here are some telltale signs it might be time to replace your garbage disposal:
- Frequent resets: If you find yourself constantly hitting the reset button on your garbage disposal, the unit is struggling to keep up and may need replacement.
- Persistent odors: Properly functioning disposals should be able to grind and flush food waste effectively, eliminating associated odors. Persistent odors are a sign that your disposal isn’t working correctly.
- Frequent clogs: If your disposal clogs regularly despite proper use, the blades might be dull and unable to grind as efficiently as they should.
- Poor performance: If your disposal takes longer than usual to grind food, this could be a sign of dull blades or a weakening motor.
- Leaks: Leaks can signify cracks in the body of the disposal or issues with the seals, both of which typically require replacement of the unit.
- Unusual noises: If you hear new or unusual grinding or screeching sounds coming from your disposal, there could be a serious issue requiring immediate attention.
Timely replacement of a failing garbage disposal can save you from bigger headaches down the line. If you notice any of these signs, reach out to the professionals at American Drain Company for an expert opinion and top-quality replacement services.
For urgent garbage disposal issues, we offer emergency plumbing services.
How Long Does It Take to Install a Garbage Disposal?
Thinking of tackling the installation of your new garbage disposal on your own? If you're a handy individual who is comfortable with DIY projects, it might take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to install a new garbage disposal. This includes removing the old unit, if there is one, fitting the new disposal, and connecting it to the existing plumbing and electrical systems.
However, keep in mind that installing a garbage disposal involves both plumbing and electrical work, which can be complex and potentially dangerous if not done correctly. Therefore, while you can install a disposal on your own, the best way to ensure the disposal is installed properly and safely is to hire a professional. A qualified installer or plumber can usually complete the job in a couple of hours, depending on the existing setup.
Ready to schedule a professional garbage disposal installation in Simi Valley? Call American Drain Company to make an appointment today.
How to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Disposal
Maximizing the lifespan of your garbage disposal doesn’t just save you money on potential repairs or replacements but also contributes to a more sustainable home environment. Proper use and maintenance go a long way in reducing repairs and prolonging the lifespan of your appliance.
Here are some of our best tips for maximizing the performance and longevity of your garbage disposal:
- Always run cold water before, during, and after the use of the disposal
- Avoid using harsh chemicals in your sink that can corrode the disposal
- Ensure all waste is ground and rinsed away thoroughly
- Know which items can go down the disposal
- Regularly check for any leaks underneath the disposal
- Grind ice and baking soda to remove any buildup within the disposal
What Can I Put in My Garbage Disposal?
It's important to use your garbage disposal responsibly to maintain its efficiency and longevity. Garbage disposals are designed to handle biodegradable food waste, but they should not be treated as a catch-all for all types of waste. Safe items to put inside your garbage disposal include small, soft food scraps like fruit peels, vegetable scraps, and small bits of meat.
However, it's crucial to avoid putting hard, greasy, or fibrous materials as they can dull the blades, clog the pipes, or jam the disposal system.
Below is a list of items to never place in your garbage disposal:
- Nuts and shells
- Onion skins
- Potato peels
- Fibrous vegetables
- Starchy foods
- Rice and bread
Keep in mind that treating your garbage disposal like a trash can and disposing of the wrong items can lead to serious problems, including impaired performance, unpleasant odors, costly repairs, or even the need for a complete replacement of the unit.
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Most modern garbage disposals have a life expectancy of about 10 to 15 years. However, the exact lifespan can vary depending on several factors such as the model of the disposal, how often it's used, and how well it's maintained. Over time, these appliances can start to form clogs more often or their performance may decline. It's important to follow a proper maintenance and cleaning schedule to prolong the life of your garbage disposal. Eventually, like any appliance, the motor might burn out or other components could fail, necessitating replacement.
American Drain Company: Where Quality Is a Priority
When it comes to garbage disposal installations, homeowners can trust our plumbers to get the job done right. As a family-owned business with over 40 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skills to handle any plumbing installation or repair. Our team is composed of licensed Master plumbers who are experts in their field, ensuring that our work is not only efficient but also meets the highest standards of quality.
We believe in honest and upfront pricing, so you'll never be surprised by hidden costs. We also understand that every home and homeowner is unique, which is why we offer personalized plumbing services tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're looking to install a new garbage disposal or need repairs on an existing one, you can count on American Drain Company – where professional expertise meets genuine care.
Call (805) 800-8625 to schedule a garbage disposal installation in Simi Valley. We can also be reached through our online contact form.
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