We do not realize how much we depend on our garbage disposal until it becomes clogged or broken. Cross Town Plumbing realizes that a broken garbage disposal can put a household or business on hold! Cross Town Plumbing provides garbage disposal unit or waste disposal unit repair or installation services. Think of Cross Town Plumbing as your "911 Local Plumber". As our phones are always answered by a licensed Plumber and not a phone answering service!
A garbage disposal unit or waste disposal unit is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink's drain and the trap which shreds food waste into pieces small enough—generally less than 2 mm (0.079 in)—to pass through plumbing. Garbage disposal units are widely used in North American households, but far less commonly used elsewhere.
We have all been there. Something is caught in the garbage disposal, potatoe skins, forks, etc.Or maybe when you flip the switch to the garbage disposal nothing happens? The most important thing to remember is do not stick your hand into the garbage disposal! Waste disposal units may jam, but can usually be cleared either by forcing the turntable round from above or by turning the motor using a hex-key wrench inserted into the motor shaft from below. Very hard objects accidentally or deliberately introduced, such as metal cutlery, can damage the waste disposal unit and become damaged themselves. More problematic are drain blockages caused by shredded waste that is fibrous, e.g., artichoke leaves, or starchy, e.g., potato peelings.
In any case, do not spend hours with your head under the sink. Simply call Cross Town Plumbing Inc. a s we provide FREE Estimates to repair garbage disposals and/or replace your garbage disposal. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate for quality plumbing services provided by Cross Town Plumbing, Inc..
Interesting Facts About Garbage Disposals
The garbage disposal was invented in 1927 by John W. Hammes, an architect working in Racine, Wisconsin. He received U.S. Patent 2,012,680 for a garbage disposal device in 1935. After eleven years of development, his InSinkErator company put his disposer on the market in 1940.