How to Choose a Garbage Disposal

Posted in Garbage Disposals
Posted on
Tips by

Is your garbage disposal being difficult? Either not doing its job correctly, or just not working at all? Here’s a link to a few tips to try to get your garbage disposal running again. If a new garbage disposal is in your future, here’s some suggestions on what to look for when choosing a new model.

Power
If you think all garbage disposals are the same, think again. Just like any power tool, the effectiveness of a garbage disposal starts with its horsepower. While inexpensive units can often be bought at the local home improvement store, we never recommend 1/3 hp. The smallest size you should ever consider is ½ hp. We can discuss the difference horsepower can make in your kitchen with you.

Noise Level
The main function of a garbage disposal has never been about being quiet. The sound of churning and chomping has always been evidence of it doing its job. If you are trying to reduce that sound we recommend buying a larger, heavier model that will absorb more of the noise. Just make sure the extra size will still fit under the sink.

Septic
Garbage disposals have never been considered the best friend of our septic systems. With today’s advancements though, even a homeowner with a septic system can enjoy the luxury of a garbage disposal in your home. Be sure to discuss the options with your friendly neighborhood plumber.

Switches
There are 2 types of switches that control the power to the garbage disposal. The most common is the continuous-feed. Turn on the water, flip the switch and listen to your food waste be ground up and moved down the drain. The second option is a batch-feed. This type automatically turns on when you place a specific stopper in the drain. It is considered safer because the mighty power of your garbage disposal won’t run unless the stopper is placed correctly.

Roto-Rooter continues to be the #1 name in plumbing. If a new garbage disposal is in your future, check out our money saving coupons and then give us a call.

Contact
Contact Us
Request Service

Excellent customer service from the after hours call, to the end when Tim and Bruce finishing up a job well done. Great job team.

Kimmie S

Tony did a really great job! He was very polite and professional. I will continue using your company because of Tony!

Tim and Bruce were very professional, kind, personable and knew what they were doing! I will be using you again and recommend you to others. I was very pleased with the service I received.

I got a thank you letter in the mail from your company! I was very pleased with the service I received. Your tech was very nice, polite and professional. I will be using you again and refer you to other people! Thank you again for the letter.

Thank you very much for the great service, I will be referring you to others! I appreciated how my call was handled, and Shelby gave me great service.

Andrew is a great representative for your company. He was very kind, friendly, answered all my questions and explained things I didn’t understand. I feel you need to know he is an asset to your company and I will continue to deal with you in the future!

Derrick was positive, worked hard, was professional and very speedy!

Byron was very helpful with my questions, explained what he did and why, and I appreciated his fast service. He repaired a sewer line in my back yard and I feel I was given a fair price for a good job in a timely manner. I will definitely be using you again!

Byron was very professional and I will be using your company again. He did a good job and has a great personality!

Byron was a stand-up gentleman; very friendly, fast and professional. I appreciated the great service, and he said he appreciated me and my business before thanking me kindly.

rss feed
Recent from
The Blog
Our Blog
409.241.7620 (409) 241-7620