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3 Things to Look for in a New Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a helpful appliance to include in your kitchen sink. If you already have one, you know how convenient it is to toss excess food into your sink. If you don't already have a garbage disposal, you know how much of a hassle it can be when you have to take the trash out in order to prevent your home from smelling like a dumpster.

If you are ready for a garbage disposal replacement and have had enough of your worn-out food disposal, it is always important to choose a quality unit for your kitchen sink. Garbage disposals ensure a quick cleanup and provide a convenient cleaning solution while you are cooking. Here are three must-haves to consider when purchasing a new garbage disposal:

Horsepower - 3/4 or 1 horsepower unit

Does your garbage disposal make a loud noise while running? Next time around, be sure to purchase a disposal with a higher horsepower. The higher the power, the quieter the disposal will be, not necessarily because the larger motor is quieter but because the more expensive units tend to be more heavily insulated. Heavier insulation means a quieter experience for you!

Construction - Stainless steel construction

Since stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, garbage disposals made from stainless steel are more durable and efficient. Stainless steel grinders tend to significantly outlast units made from galvanized steel or other materials. With stainless steels disposals you are able to avoid having to frequently clear backed-up systems, while preventing additional repair issues.

Feed Style - Continuous feed

There are two different types of garbage disposals: continuous feed and batch feed. The continuous feed disposal is the most commonly used garbage disposal due to the convenience. A continuous feed food disposal works as long as the switch is on, allowing you to easily toss food into the disposal while the unit is still running.

For more information on garbage disposal options, as well as repair issues and installations, contact your local Roto-Rooter professional today.  In the event of a water emergency, always remember the experts at Roto-Rooter, who are trained to offer the very best in water restoration and repair services.