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Garbage Disposal Replacement

The garbage disposal stands as a silent workhorse effortlessly tackling food scraps and simplifying cleanup. However, like any appliance, proper use, regular maintenance, and timely garbage disposal repair are integral to its longevity and efficiency. Luckily, you don’t have to get your hands dirty. Call Rooter Man Plumbing to leave the garbage disposal replacement or garbage disposal repair in Tacoma to experienced and trained plumbers. Don’t forget to explore our website to find applicable discounts, coupons, and promotional offers.

The Benefits of a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals eliminate the hassle of scraping plates and dealing with food scraps. Simply rinse food waste down the drain, and the disposal takes care of the rest. Plus, with food waste promptly disposed of, there's less chance of foul odors emanating from the kitchen trash bin.

An overlooked but equally valuable benefit is the environmental friendliness. Using a garbage disposal installation can reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills, contributing to a more sustainable approach to waste management.

Garbage Disposal Replacement

Proper Use and Maintenance

Mindful operation, routine cleaning, caution, and regular checkups are just a handful of things to keep in mind if you want to maximize the lifespan and effectiveness of your garbage disposal installation in Tacoma.

Refrain from putting hard items like bones, fruit pits, or non-food items down the disposal. Stringy, fibrous foods like celery or onion skins should also be avoided as they can wrap around the blades. Finally, avoid disposing of excessive fats and oils, as they can solidify and clog the disposal. In fact, run cold water when using the garbage disposal to solidify fats and help move waste through the system.

To keep the unit clean, periodically pour a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down the disposal to break down debris and neutralize odors. Dropping a few citrus peels down the disposal can also help clean the blades and impart a fresh scent.

Perhaps most importantly, periodically check for leaks around the disposal unit, and address any issues promptly. Also keep an eye out for foreign objects that may accidentally find their way into the disposal and remove them.

Signs It's Time for a New Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals can last up to a decade or a little more, but the lifespan varies depending on a number of factors. So, how do you know it’s time for your kitchen sink garbage disposal replacement in Tacoma? Here are some things to watch out for:

  • Persistent clogs
  • Lingering, unpleasant odors despite routine cleaning
  • Frequent repairs
  • Grinding, clanking, or metallic noises

Finally, garbage disposals have a lifespan of around 10-15 years. If your unit is approaching or has surpassed this timeframe, it may be more practical to consider a new, more efficient model.

Get Your Price Quote Upfront

Whether you need a quick repair or a brand new garbage disposal installation in Tacoma, pricing should not be a concern. When you choose Rooter Man Plumbing, you get to enjoy honest and transparent pricing. We are proud to offer price estimates UPFRONT.


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We had a leaky pipe, three faucets with issues. Jared was very professional and thorough, replaced the pipes and faucets and found a few additional items of concern. He addressed them and suggested a solution. We would definitely use them again and refer family and friends. 7 months since the work was done, I called for a repair and Rooter-Man sent Jerry out the next day and 10 minutes later it was fixed at no charge. They're the best I've ever dealt with.

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