4950 Bischoff Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

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Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation

What is a garbage disposal and do you need one? 

A garbage disposal is a device installed under your sink that grinds up food debris that may have gotten down the drain, to avoid clogging your pipes and causing further plumbing issues. They are a relatively small investment that can save you time when washing dishes and money by avoiding plumbing clogs. 

At GMP Plumbing, we highly recommend having a disposal installed beneath your kitchen sink. They are safe for use with almost any type of sewage system, including municipal sewers and septic tanks.

Although garbage disposals help break down small pieces of food, there are some foods that should be kept out of the disposal to avoid clogs and jams. This includes:

  • Fatty foods, such as cooking oil, butter, and cream sauces
  • Starchy foods, such as pasta, rice, and beans
  • Fibrous foods, such as banana peels, potato peels, celery, and carrots
  • Hard materials, such as bones, fruit pits, and seafood shells

To avoid damage while running your disposal, always run cold water before starting the disposal and while it runs. Gradually feed in small amounts of food debris. Then turn off the disposal and let the cold water continue to run for another 15 seconds or so to flush all the particles down the drain.

Call GMP Plumbing today if you'd like to learn more about having a garbage disposal installed. Or, if your current disposal needs repair or replacement. 

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