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Garbage Disposal Services in Sarasota County, FL

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Garbage disposals make it easy to get rid of food waste quickly and efficiently. Our professional team can help you select the best unit for your needs in the Sarasota area. We offer several top-quality brands and adhere to strict quality standards to ensure that the finished work is exactly what you desire.

Contact ABC Plumbing, Air & Heat at 941-225-2182 to discuss the installation of a new garbage disposal in your home. Our technicians will answer your questions and help you choose the right unit for your needs.

Garbage Disposal Installation for Your Bradenton Home

We carefully select the brands we offer for their quality and durability. The garbage disposals we offer feature durable components, including corrosion-resistant brass fittings, tapered roller bearings, and other features that ensure reliable operation. Our units feature grind chambers and shredders built to last. We only offer products that have a proven performance record and an operational life span that often lasts longer than our clients live in their homes.

Contact ABC Plumbing, Air & Heat at 941-225-2182 for more information about the brands we carry and the features we recommend when considering a garbage disposal for your Sarasota-area home.

Garbage Disposal Repair & Maintenance

Garbage disposals are designed to be tough, but they are not indestructible. Over time, food and other debris can clog the system, jam it up, and stop it from functioning. When your garbage disposal stops working, our team of certified technicians is available to fix the problem. Whether the disposal is clogged with grease or components that have come loose, our team will quickly identify the problem and perform the necessary repairs. We also offer several service plans that make it easy to stay on top of garbage disposal maintenance. These service plans help extend the life of your unit and ensure that problems don’t creep up to surprise you.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

Follow these maintenance tips to prolong the operational life span and effectiveness of your garbage disposal.

  • Always use cold water when running waste through the garbage disposal.
  • Run a cup of ice through every week to clean the blades
  • Run a lemon through every week to kill bacteria and generate a lemon-fresh scent.
  • Never run the disposal filled to the top; this can overload it.
  • Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals.
  • Keep as much grease out of the garbage disposal as possible.
  • Always use tongs to retrieve objects from inside the disposal. Never use your hands.

These tips will go a long way toward keeping your disposal operational. Contact ABC Southwest Plumbing & Air Conditioning at 941-225-2182 with your garbage disposal questions and for more maintenance tips! 

Frequently Asked Garbage Disposal Questions

What size garbage disposal do I need?

Consider how many people live in the home, how often you cook, and the typical amount of waste each meal generates. The higher these numbers, the larger the size you will need. Garbage disposals range in size from one-third horsepower all the way to 2 horsepower or more.

What shouldn’t you put down a garbage disposal?

Cooking oil and grease, pasta, rice, beans, coffee grounds, and eggshells should never go into your garbage disposal. These can cause damage to the unit and will diminish its ability to grind away your food waste.

Why does my garbage disposal smell?

Rotting meat, fish, fruits, or vegetables are almost always the cause of nasty smells within the garbage disposal. These can accumulate if the chamber isn’t properly flushed. As the food rots, the bacteria within the garbage disposal flourish.

Do you need to run water when using a garbage disposal?

Absolutely! Running a bit of cold water while you use the garbage disposal helps to keep fats solid, which makes it easier for the garbage disposal to grind these and remove them. And contrary to urban myth, you can use hot water if you are cleaning, such as with vinegar and baking soda.

Can you use a garbage disposal with a septic system?

Yes, but it’s not a good idea. The introduction of food waste into the septic system can disrupt the bacterial balance in the tank. It can also cause the tank to fill up faster.

Schedule Garbage Disposal Service in Sarasota, FL

At ABC, we pride ourselves in always providing exceptional service backed by honesty, integrity, and optimal value. You can always count on our fully trained, licensed, bonded, and insured plumbers to deliver the best solutions for your kitchen plumbing needs!

Call 941-225-2182 or contact us online now for garbage disposal service at your Sarasota, FL, home!

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