The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Garbage Disposal’

Is It Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

water-down-sink-drainFall is a time when we often recommend people have drain cleaning done to help prepare for a season when their kitchen plumbing in Tucson, AZ undergoes the most stress. One plumbing appliance in the kitchen that needs special attention is the kitchen sink garbage disposal, a motor-powered device that can make or break a kitchen during the end of the year.

We’ve previously offered advice about how to best manage your disposal so it gives you many years of steady, trouble-free work. Today, we’re going to look at the point when “disposal management” becomes “disposal replacement.”

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Garbage Disposals: 3 Ways You’re Doing It Wrong!

Monday, July 13th, 2020

sunny-plumberIf you are not using a garbage disposal in Tucson—why not? Garbage disposals are helpful. They’re convenient. They offer a number of benefits. They’re not 100% reliable, though. Nothing really is. And you know what? Your garbage disposal is going to be far less than 100% reliable if you’re not using it right. When used properly, garbage disposals are going to be largely problem-free. When used improperly, you’ll want to toss the disposal itself into the garbage!

No one misuses their garbage disposal on purpose, obviously. Just because you don’t mean to do so doesn’t mean that you’re not doing so, though. You simply may not realize what you’re doing. Don’t find out the hard way that you’ve been doing it wrong. Take the information in this post, and keep it in mind. That way, the chances of us visiting your home to fix your disposal are greatly reduced. Not that we don’t love seeing our customers, of course!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, December 16th, 2019

sunny-plumbersDon’t get defensive—we are not talking down to you. You may think that using a garbage disposal is so simple that anyone can do it. And you know what? You’re right. Sort of. Most folks are going to be able to get food waste into the sink and flip the switch to activate the garbage disposal. However, there is a major difference between using something, and using it right. Using it right is the focus of today’s post.

Remember too that the first step in using any garbage disposal properly is to have it installed and serviced properly. And that means scheduling those important services with trained, experienced professionals. Be sure to schedule your plumbing services with our Sunny Plumbers to guarantee that this is the case. When it comes to your plumbing in Tucson, AZ, you really cannot afford to take any risks. We get plumbing systems and appliances off on the right foot every time.

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Think Garbage Disposals Can Handle Everything? Think Again

Monday, November 19th, 2018

sunny-plumbersThe Sunny Plumber Tucson has responded to a lot of calls about broken garbage disposals. We have also responded to a lot of calls about clogged drains. Do you know what we have discovered over the years? That a lot of these problems were caused by homeowners holding a bit too much faith in their garbage disposals. We suppose that’s a nice way of saying user error can cause a lot of garbage disposal problems. You need to know your system’s limitations.

That’s what we are going to be focused on today. Don’t get us wrong. There are instances in which drain clogs will develop no matter how careful you are. There are also garbage disposal problems that are going to come up no matter what. There is no reason to invite them along any sooner or more frequently than is necessary, though! Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be able to protect your garbage disposal in Tucson

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Enjoy the Holidays—But Not at the Expense of Your Plumbing!

Monday, December 4th, 2017

mom-and-daughter-cookingThe holiday season is a time of the year that many of us look forward to for, well, all the rest of the year. Seeing families and friends that maybe we don’t see as much as we’d like to, indulging our appetites a bit more than maybe we should—it’s all great fun. Not everyone loves the holidays, though, and it’s not just curmudgeonly uncles that we’re talking about. If your plumbing system could talk, it may express some concerns regarding this time of the year to you.

With the additional people in your home, the increased level of food production, and the sometimes overwhelming amounts of dishes that need to be done, it should really come as no surprise to hear that the holidays can be quite taxing for your plumbing. The good news is that the plumbers at The Sunny Plumber Tucson are here to help. We want to give you some tips to help protect your plumbing in Tucson, AZ during this festive time of the year. 

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Why Use a Garbage Disposal?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

stainless-sink-drainThere are many different appliances we use these days to make our lives as convenient and pleasant as possible. Some of them, such as our water heaters or washing machines and dryers, we cannot imagine living without. Others, including the garbage disposal, may not seem quite as necessary to some homeowners. Sure, you can get by without a garbage disposal more than you could without a water heater–but why put limits on the convenience with which you live?

Using a garbage disposal in Tucson, AZ can have a greater impact on your convenience than you may realize. We have to remind you, though, that a garbage disposal installation really is not a job for an amateur to tackle. It may not be the most complex system in your home, but a garbage disposal will definitely benefit from professional services. Consider the following benefits of using a garbage disposal, and leave your plumbing services to us.

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Get More from Your Kitchen Plumbing System

Monday, April 24th, 2017

water-draining-in-sinkThe first room in your home that you may think of when you hear the word “plumbing” is probably the bathroom. This is completely understandable, but we’re guessing that you value your kitchen plumbing system just as much as you do your bathroom plumbing. The uses may vary, but both of these systems share one thing in common: each is an essential part of your day-to-day life.

Now, you may think that a kitchen sink that is not cracked and a faucet that doesn’t drip too badly is all you need to enjoy a great performance from your kitchen plumbing system. This could not be further from the truth, however. You deserve a truly outstanding experience when you turn to your kitchen plumbing system in Tucson, AZ, and we’re here to see that this is what you get. 

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Garbage Disposal Tips for the Holiday Season

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Garbage disposals have become so common in kitchens that most of us can’t imagine living without them. Though disposals have a reputation for being quite sturdy, they can still develop issues if put under enough demand or exposed to the wrong thing. Stress on garbage disposals tends to be especially bad during the holiday season. If you want to keep your disposal in good shape this winter, read on for a few things you can do.

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How to Help Your Garbage Disposal Last Longer

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Garbage disposals may seem tough, but you can break one pretty easily if you expose it to the wrong materials. Many homeowners have been quite surprised to find that their systems have broken down, seemingly without warning. If you know what to do, however, you can help your garbage disposal last quite a bit longer. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take.

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What Not to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, November 16th, 2015

It may seem like your garbage disposal is an invincible engine of destruction at times. That is not the case, though. A garbage disposal’s lifespan can be cut pretty short if it isn’t treated properly, and unfortunately far too many homeowners damage their garbage disposals without thinking about what they’re doing. In order to help your garbage disposal last as long as possible, take a look at some materials you should keep away from it.

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