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What Garbage Disposals can do to your pipes

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What Garbage Disposals can do to your pipes.

Is it worth getting a garbage disposal

When deciding to have a garbage disposal in your home, there are a few things to consider to know if it’s beneficial.

The homes that tend to benefit from them the most are larger family and rental houses, especially if a lot of cooking is done.

The reason is that your garbage disposal will help break down any larger quantities of food so that it does not clog up your drains over time.

It’s simple, the fewer people in the house and or the less you cook, the less you won’t be using your garbage disposal as much, and it may not be worth 

the cost of installing one, unless you have a small living place with food in your trash rotting and causing an unpleasant odor.

Now that we have discussed when and how garbage disposal is useful in your home or not, here are some pros and cons of having one. 

Pros:

1. Helps keep unpleasant odors from filling your home.

2. Breaks down large quantities of food to go threw pipes.

3. Saves cleanup and sanitation time.

4. Environmentally Friendly

5. Lasts a long time 

Con’s:

1. Big Price tag upfront for installation/setup

2. Can be hazardous to children

3. Can clog easily if not properly taken care of and cleaned

4. Not recommended to use if you have a septic tank.

So as you can see, there are quite a few pros and cons to garbage disposal in your home. 

Now the next question is:

Is the garbage disposal bad for your kitchen pipes?

The simple answer to this is no unless you don’t take proper care of it. As with anything else in life, if you don’t take the necessary steps to care for your disposal, you will damage the garbage disposal and your pipes. As we mentioned before, one of the cons was that it can clog easily, which will cause a backup, and your pipes will start to crack and leak. If you take the necessary steps to use it properly by cleaning it out, running plenty of cold water when in use, avoiding overloading it, running it regularly, watching what your grinding, etc., your disposal will be well worth it in the long run. 

If you are experiencing a clog related to your garbage disposal, please contact us at Pipe Doctor at  508-775-6670 or email: cmurphy@plumberscapecod.com.

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