Edward's Enterprises Plumbing in Oak Park offers both garbage disposal installations & repairs including:
In-Sink-Erator disposals installed
Garbage disposals unclogged
Disposal power cords wired
Disposal power resets
Plumbing new garbage disposals
Clearing food waste disposal jams
Fixing leaking garbage disposals
Waste King & Whirlpool disposals installed
Kitchen Aid & General Electric disposals replaced
Installing disposal power plug
Garbage disposal drain repairs
3/4 HP Badger 5XP supplied & installed
1/2 HP Badger 5 supplied & installed
Install a garbage disposal in a commercial location
Our many years handling garbage disposal service calls in the home & office improvement trade gives us the tools, materials & know-how to carry out all types of garbage disposal work!
Past jobs include connecting a simple disposal dishwasher drain line, installing a new electrical box to replace a hardwired sink disposer & upgrading to a more powerful & quiet garbage disposal unit (supplied by us like a In-Sink-Erator or a different brand supplied by our customer).
Need to find out if we can help with your Oak Park kitchen garbage disposal replacement? Call our office to discuss your new In-Sink-Erator garbage disposal installation plans!
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You may be wondering which garbage disposal to buy & why? Some standard concerns include the price, size, noise level & any special concerns. A key concern is horsepower.
Pros: Great for temporary or limited use. Inexpensive.
Cons: They get easily jammed & can rust out in the quickest amount of time
Pros: Affordable & compact, so they fit easily into tight spaces. This option is great for people who do not use their garbage disposal all the time & do not over feed it.
Cons: Usually the minimum horse power recommended for a typical home. However, this level of horsepower tends to have a high noise level.
Pros: This size serves most homes well. They have plenty of power & will not get jammed as easily as less powerful disposals. Also, many 3/4 garbage disposals offer sound protection.
Cons: These are a bit larger than the 1/2 horsepower disposals & this should be taken into consideration for proper fitting under your sink. Slightly expensive depending on features.
Pros: This is the top of the line strength garbage disposal & it can end up being even quieter than the 3/4 horsepower models. This level will most likely feature a stainless steel grinding chamber & will be fairly impossible to jam.
Cons: High Cost. Size, which may take up a majority of the room under your sink. They also may consume slightly more electricity than the other models on this list.
Remember: no matter which disposal unit you install, it is critical to run water while these units are on to help the food go down!
Even though only 25% of homes used garbage disposals in the 1970's New York City banned there use because of the aging sewer system & how the organic discharge would affect the rivers. In the 1990's a study was conducted, they installed 200 units in selected apartments for 21 months. They compared disposal free apartments with disposal apartments & found that there was an estimated $4 million in solid waste export savings. The ban was lifted in 1997.
Confusion About Compost
Imposing mandatory composting in a city like New York can prove difficult. People for the most part recycle today, but keeping the organic waste away from rodents proves to be a monumental task. Not to mention the cost of transporting this waste to landfills. At these landfills the waste is converted to methane gas, unfortunately, only about landfills only capture about half of the methane gas. Conversely, a disposal unit is 70 to 90 percent water that can be filtered & put back into the system.
Disposal Science a Renewable Energy
To produce energy from waste water the water must pass through an anaerobic digester, which will produce methane biogas. This biogas is then turned into heat & electricity. It takes approximately three hours for waste water to get to a treatment plant as opposed to trash pickup. Theoretically, waste water is a more efficient method of renewable energy.
Exposing Myths About Disposals
Disposals will not immensely increase the amount of water flowing through the system (when doing any repairs, you should be running cold water throught the disposal afterwards to lubricate the “blades”). There is no reason to believe that disposal water would cause sewage overflow.
It is more likely that landlords are reluctant to do the installation because of the initial cost of approximately $600 (including the drain flange, plumber's putty, discharge pipe, power cord etc.).
Today the disposals are much more advanced, they use a minimal amount of water & electricity & a much quieter.
Can I replace garbage disposal myself?
The steps to follow for your DIY garbage disposal installation are; remove the drain arm tube, remove the disposal unit, install new hardware, attach the mounting ring, prepare the new disposal, finalize the installation.
What should I look for when buying a garbage disposal?
The things to consider while getting garbage disposal include grinding motor size & material, the motor size, the amount of noise that the unit makes.