Why Install a Waste Disposal Unit?
No matter where you keep your kitchen garbage can, getting rid of food waste can be a messy, smelly chore. Bagged garbage can also attract animals and insects, and create unsanitary conditions around your home. Garbage disposers are an easy way to reduce trash bulk, odors and pests. Additionally:
- Each year in the United States, nearly 19 million tons of food waste is trucked to landfills.
- Once there, it quickly decomposes and produces methane, an environmentally harmful greenhouse gas at least 21 times more potent than CO2.
- Food waste disposers can be an environmentally responsible alternative to transporting food waste to landfills.
- They can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- At capable wastewater treatment plants, food waste can be recycled to produce methane that can be used as a renewable source of power for the plant.
- Disposers use only about 1% or less of a household’s total water consumption and cost on average less than 50 cents a year in electric usage.
- In today’s world, food waste disposers can be considered an environmental appliance, much like EnergyStar-rated refrigerators and laundry machines.
- Disposers are now sold in over 100 countries worldwide based on decades of research and widespread use that support the essential role disposers play in diverting food waste from collection trucks, landfills, and incinerators.
Choosing a Garbage Disposal Unit
Selection of a garbage disposal unit should be based on quality and performance. While Motors are relatively trouble-free, and unlikely to fail during a reasonable life-span, other things to look when considering which disposer to purchase include:
- Metal parts in contact with waste and water are very prone to corrosion, so quality disposals will have “corrosion proof” (e.g. stainless steel) components in the grind chamber.
- Disposals made with “corrosion resistant” (e.g. galvanized steel) components will generally fail due to corrosion long before the motor fails.
- The length of manufacturers’ warranties gives some indication of quality, but units should last much longer than their warranty period.
- The size of the chamber and power of the motor determine the amount of waste processed per unit time.
- Soundproofing to reduce the noise of operation adds cost.
- Continuous or batched feed.
- Dishwasher connection feature, which makes it unnecessary to scrape plates before washing them.
Want to reduce the amount of trash you have to drag to the curb and help the environment at the same time? Consider installing a garbage disposal unit. For a free estimate and prompt, reliable service, call 3C Plumbing, (317) 850-5114.
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