Garbage Disposals for Kitchens
For convenience, better health and environmental responsibility, adding a garbage disposal to your kitchen is the best answer to food waste. While the common perception is that they’re noisy or dangerous, modern garbage disposals are safe, quiet, energy and water efficient, and environmentally friendly.
Most people dump food waste in the trash, which means more garbage to go in landfills or be incinerated. Besides being bad for the environment, it’s often smelly and commonly uses plastic bags to carry the waste. Worse, food waste can ferment in landfills instead of breaking down.
Composting is another alternative, but it’s also inconvenient, potentially smelly, and composting bins can attract animals. It’s also difficult to do in some areas, especially if you don’t have a garden that can use the compost as it’s created.
A garbage disposal solves all of those problems, adding convenience. Simply turn on water at the sink and the garbage disposal does the rest – and far more quietly than you think. By pulverizing food waste — modern garbage disposals don’t actually use blades – it’s processed by water treatment facilities where the tiny particulates are easily filtered out and turned into solid fertilizer, which, in turn, can be sold to lower the overall costs of treatment.
Having a garbage disposal eliminates the smell of rotting trash in a kitchen. Your home will also produce less trash, and the bags won’t attract animals looking for scraps. In fact, the only items in your garbage will be paper and plastic items.
Contrary to what many think, having a garbage disposal actually protects your pipes and extends their lifespan. Food washed down a drain accidentally or on purpose without a disposal can get stuck in pipe turns, causing clogs and slowly damaging your plumbing system. Tiny food particles created by a garbage disposal wash straight down easily.
Maintenance is also incredibly easy. Simply drop a few ice cubes down the garbage disposal now and then to keep it sharp.
If a kitchen garbage disposal appeals to you or you want to learn more about having one installed in your Long Island home, don’t wait. Call us today at (516) 221-2559 or fill out our contact form for a FREE estimate on one of our high quality and highly efficient garbage disposals.