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Why Should I Install a Garbage Disposal? 

Chandler Garbage DisposalAsking yourself why you would need a garbage disposal when you have a trash can is akin to asking why you need to brush your teeth again when you did it already today. Your teeth need regular cleaning to prevent buildup of tartar and your garbage disposable needs more food scraps to prevent landfills from overflowing with putrid food waste that could be put to better use in terms of the environment and energy resources. Did you know that when you dispose of food scraps down your disposal it is possible to be rerouted and reused as energy at water treatment plants? This is not something that you generally think about but if we are to ever take into consideration the size of our carbon footprints in the world, then we need to be able to see the small benefits in everyday appliances that we might otherwise take for granted. In the early era of disposables being installed in homes, back when Grandma was still tending knee high dress-tuggers that became your parents, the garbage disposable in its infancy did not quite live up to the hype. They were loud and fairly inefficient at breaking up everything and many households found they did not want to bother with them. They were given a bad rap. Still today, many older generations are not educated on their benefits, and they simply choose to not have one or to ignore it. Not only are the newest models now virtually whisper quiet, but the high end models allow eggshells and bones to easily be disposed. These were absolute no-no’s in the dawning of the technology and people today still take heed of parents warning that it’s bad to put those products down there. Today’s models cost less than a dollar to run per year and use about 1% of the household water. Units that attach to septic systems are beneficial to the enzyme treatments that are usually required for regular maintenance because the food scrap waste produces the same effect. Landfills are about 20% of food waste that turns into methane gas buildup in the environment. Recent events in Siberia have shown some of the effects of methane gas that was underground in the case of mysterious craters that have opened in the earth. For a little money and to help the environment, eliminate stinky landfills and trash receptacles, it is far more beneficial to have a plumber install a new or upgraded model of garbage disposal in the home. They have had some bad press but we need to educate and rectify that information into the positive benefits that they carry. It is your time to benefit from the advantages of a garbage disposal. Call ABC Plumbing & Rooter at (480) 726-1600 today!