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How to Replace Your Garbage Disposal Guard

Garbage disposals are convenient appliances to have in your home’s kitchen, but because most are used on a daily basis, normal wear and tear will require replacement from time to time. This is particularly true when it comes to your disposal’s splashguard. The splashguard is designed to prevent debris and water from flying upward while […]

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My Garbage Disposal Smells – Now What?

If there is an unpleasant odor emanating from your kitchen, your first inclination might be to blame the chef, but if no one is currently cooking in your kitchen, then it’s time to investigate other sources where the stinky smell is coming from. You quickly determine that it’s not coming from the trashcan, and it […]

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Do Dishwashers Have Built In Garbage Disposals?

In short, the answer is yes. Dishwashers generally come in one of two varieties: with a built in garbage disposal or with a filtration system. Each type offers its own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. Let’s learn a bit more about each option.Dishwashers & Garbage DisposalsThe current majority of American made dishwashers, like those […]

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How to Reset a Garbage Disposal

In the average U.S. home, the garbage disposal is the most abused home appliance. Most homeowners do not realize that these units are intended to handle only a minimal amount of waste that is rinsed from utensils and plates before they are placed in the dishwasher. This is why most plumbers have a high volume […]

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Can I Have a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank?

In the United States, there are an estimated 27 million homes that operate off of septic systems; however, only 22% of these homes are equipped with a garbage disposal. Why? Most homeowners forgo installing a garbage disposal in their home because they mistakenly believe that the two are not compatible, or because they believe it […]

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How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

The idea of installing or replacing a garbage disposal might seem daunting, but it is a straightforward job that often can be completed in under an hour – even if you do not have any prior plumbing experience. Before getting started, you should carefully review the manufacturer’s installation instructions that come with your garbage disposal […]

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How to Fix a Leaky Garbage Disposal

Even the most trustworthy garbage disposal will develop a leak from time to time; however, just because your food waste disposer has developed a leak does not necessarily mean that it needs to be replaced. Doing a little bit of investigating and troubleshooting before deciding to run out and buy a new garbage disposal can […]

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How to Unclog a Garbage Disposal

Although most homeowners are careful about what they put down their garbage disposals, accidents do happen. Inevitably, clogs will occur; however, there are several simple steps you can follow to minimize the chances of this occurring. The following incidences are generally the root cause(s) of why clogs develop in your garbage disposal: Putting food waste […]

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What Size Garbage Disposal Do I Need?

Whether you are replacing an existing unit or installing a new one, purchasing a garbage disposal is always plagued by the question, “What size do I need???” The garbage disposal offers an excellent alternative to placing more waste in landfills, and it is environmentally responsible. Moreover, it reduces the amount of greenhouse gases released into […]

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