Here’s how a garbage disposal works, and a few common problems you might run into.
For many people, a garbage disposal is a must-have. They make life in the kitchen a bit easier and can make chores go that much faster. But what happens when something goes wrong? Would you know how to fix it? Here’s how a garbage disposal works, and a few common problems you might run into. How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?Many people just push extra food down the drain, turn the garbage disposal on, and go about their way.
But have you ever wondered how a garbage disposal actually works? Inside the garbage disposal is what’s called a grinding chamber, where all the food that goes in the disposal is shredded by blades. After food is shredded, an impeller arm and plate force all the food particles and liquid down the drain. Many dishwashers also drain water through a garbage disposal to make sure there aren’t any large pieces of food going through the drain pipes.
There are a few different problems you can run into when it comes to your garbage disposal. Some you can fix yourself, and others will require you to call in a plumber.
Don't let any minor issues with your disposal become a major headache down the road. If you’re looking for help repairing your garbage disposal, or looking to replace and install your old one, give the experts at JTM Plumbing a call today at 402-203-6193 to set up an appointment.
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