Your disposer is an invaluable tool for putting garbage in its place. Here are some simple tips and practices that will insure your garbage disposer provides you with years of trouble free service:
Always use cold water when running your disposer. Continue to run cold water for a few seconds after grinding is complete.
Never use hot water during the grinding process. Never, ever pour grease down your disposer or any other drain.
Do not allow food waste to accumulate in the disposer. This can lead to corrosion of the grinding chamber and cause odors.
Occasionally grind citrus peels to keep your disposer smelling fresh.
Avoid running fibrous materials such as artichokes, corn husks and celery.
In-Sink-Erator Evolution and Evolution Excel disposers will grind hard objects such as beef bones and fruit pits, but only small amounts should be ground in standard models. Chicken bones are not a problem in any model.
WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSER
If your unit jams up or quits running, it usually can be freed up and reset by your plumber. Occasionally inspect your disposer for leaks, bubbling or flaking of the finish or white residue on the exterior. (See photos)
This means that your unit is corroding from the inside out and will soon be flinging food waste all over the inside of your cabinet (yuck!)
Sanco Plumbing & Heating Inc has teamed up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program to offer consumers water-efficient product choices, available in our showroom starting November 4, 2008.
Products that earn the WaterSense label must meet or exceed EPA's criteria to use water more efficiently while performing as well or better than conventional models that use more water. The first products on Sanco's shelves to earn the WaterSense label are the Lahara Collection from Delta Faucet Company.
The goal of WaterSense is to decrease consumer's indoor and outdoor water use by promoting high-efficiency products and simple water-saving practices. By offering customers a selection of products that have earned the WaterSense label, Sanco Plumbing & Heating Inc is helping to preserve water for future generations and help consumers save money on their utility bills without sacrificing quality.
Keep an eye on our this page where we will feature various WaterSense labeled products and water saving tips
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