Garbage Disposal Services in Schwenksville

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Garbage Disposal Services in Schwenksville, PA

Garbage disposals help eliminate food waste that would otherwise cause foul odors to build up in your kitchen. However, your unit’s blades can become dull over time, making your disposal less mobile. Other factors, such as the frequency of use and the types of foods placed into your unit, can also affect the lifespan of your garbage disposal. At Ray A. Shaffer, Inc., we cover all garbage disposal services, from installation to repair to maintenance. We also offer the latest models, including the best-selling InSinkErator garbage disposal series.

Average Lifespan of Garbage Disposals

You can expect your typical garbage disposal to last ten to twelve years. Disposal blades become dull after ten years of consistent use, even with proper maintenance. If you have an older disposal unit that gets jammed regularly or doesn't eliminate food completely, now is the time to get it replaced.

Common Causes of Garbage Disposal Failure

Flushing down ice, chicken bones, coffee grounds, and other abrasive objects are common mistakes homeowners make when using their garbage disposal. These items can quickly dull the blades or completely jam the grinder. Corrosive liquids like ammonia, drain cleaners, and bleach can quickly corrode the system as well.

Ideal Horsepower for Garbage Disposals

Many homes have cheaply-made, builder-grade garbage disposals that fail in less than ten years. These standard models typically have a 1/3-horsepower motor, which is too weak for larger families that use a garbage disposal on a regular basis. A 1-horsepower motor is the most cost-effective option for larger families.

Helpful Optional Features

An auto-reverse feature is helpful in dislodging objects that can cause your disposal unit to jam. This feature spins objects in the opposite direction to dislodge them, so they can easily be removed with tongs or flushed down the drain. The auto-reverse feature can also help prevent overheating, extending the lifespan of the unit. For even better results, look for a disposal unit that has stainless steel parts that are less vulnerable to rust.

Call us today at (610) 287-7831 for quality garbage disposal services. We offer the most efficient models to give your kitchen the perfect upgrade.