Garbage Disposals: Differences Between the Best and Worst
With clients as far north as Oceanside, south as Otay and east as Bonita, you can bet we have seen a wide variety of homes and the garbage disposals that go in them. The best garbage disposals and right plumbing San Diego families choose depend on their family size, cooking and cleaning habits. Our composting families do not need a lot of power. Our clients with lots of kids or two families living in one household wisely get top of the line models that can process high volumes. We explain their options and encourage them to compare details online.
Top of the Line Garbage Disposal
Recently, we have been installing the $325 InSinkErator Evolution Excel into high end kitchen remodels because they are 60% quieter than other brands. It is a one (1) horsepower which is double the power of the standard ½ horsepower version. It can also add torque when a jam begins. The three speeds ensure that items like bones, stringy vegetables and more—items that can jam disposal blades—go down easily.
Finally, InSinkErator provides a seven year warranty. If something goes wrong, they send a tech to fix it at no charge. This basically means you will have seven worry-free years with your garbage disposal. This said, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors puts the life of the average garbage disposal at 12 years and we tend to agree. Still the typical warranty on a standard garbage disposal is one year, although you can find 10 year and even Lifetime warranties.
Mid Range Garbage Disposal: $125
At around $125, The Waste-King L-8000 also has 1 horsepower, great warranties and sound modifications for quiet operation. While it does not have the three speeds of the Evolution Excel, it does an excellent job at a reasonable price.
Affordable Garbage Disposal: $65
Understandably, those in starter homes may not want to add a top-of-the-line appliance to a home they may not be living in for long. General Electric makes garbage disposals with plenty of power to grind everything but bones. Jam-free, stainless steel blades and a removable splash guard make this compact unit easy to use.
The Good News about Garbage Disposals
Garbage disposals do a great job keeping food waste out of landfills. Instead, they send food through the city sewage system to the wastewater treatment plant where it is recycled into renewable energy. The solid portion is converted into fertilizer! Non-composters out there can rest assured that they can send rinds, guts and waste through the garbage disposal and still be considered an environmental advocate.
Perry Plumbing Helps You Choose the Best and Install It
You always want a professional plumber to install your garbage disposal to get the right fit. Without the right tools and training, an easy job can turn into hours of headache and even damage to the new unit. We have walked into plenty of homes where one spouse’s head is under the sink and tools and parts spread over the kitchen floor. The spouse who called us just shakes his or her head. We have installed every brand of garbage disposal, and can advise you on your choices. So call Perry Plumbing!
Our garbage disposal clients have given us 5-star reviews on Google Plus and Yelp! Feel free to contact us to make an appointment, but make sure to see which of our San Diego plumbing discounts and specials apply to your situation. Call 619 472 2112 with questions or to schedule an appointment.