Garbage disposals seem to be the ultimate convenience. Just insert pizza crusts, banana peels as well as other leftovers down the sink, open the tap, flip a switch, and away they’ll be going. Issue is, related to waste, it can be a food item or anything else, and they can’t drain away so easily. All the waste that can’t be reused can be considered as a pollution that is expensive to get rid of and have some negative impact on the environment.
Garbage Disposal – An Overview
Garbage disposal system is equipment, often based on electric power, deployed under the sink in the kitchen between the trap and drain of the sink. This device shreds waste material into very small pieces (smaller than 2 mm or 0.079 inches) so that these pieces can easily be passed through plumbing. These are frequently known as garburators in Canada. These garbage disposal units are very popular in United States of America but they are not frequently employed anywhere else.
Benefits of Using Garbage Disposal Units
Following are the benefits of employing garbage disposal units.
- Improves Environment
Employing a garbage disposal unit in the kitchen or house helps a lot in improving the environment by reducing the amount the waste. You must be aware of the fact that around 20 percent of the waste in the environment comprises of food scraps. When these scraps are disposed by using a garbage disposal instead of the trash, it will be rerouted and becomes a source of renewable energy or fertilizer rather than becoming a cause of landfill. Additionally, incorporating such a garbage disposal unit needs very small amount of water and it cost approximately $0.50 to function for the whole year.
- Enhances Plumbing Protection
It is a fact that various food scraps somehow manage to get their way to the sink of the kitchen. In the absence of garbage disposal system or unit, there are chances that the pluming gets clogged. In such a situation, you have to hire a plumber to unclog the drain, which obviously costs some money. Therefore, the homeowners who have garbage disposal in their houses, generally saves more money from plumbing related issues because these garbage disposal units normally costs less than a dollar to function for full year. If this unit becomes clogged too, it can be easily cleaned by adding some water to it and turning it on so that the drain can be unclogged.
- Reduces Pressure on the Pipes
Another tremendous benefit of using a garbage disposal is reduced pressure on the pipes, which helps a lot in preventing leaks and ensures lesser or no visits of plumber to your house for repairs.
- Enhances Comfort
When you want to clean your utensils after having a dinner or lunch, all you have to do is to place your utensils into the sink. Garbage disposal unit makes the process of cleaning a snap even if the dinner or lunch is for several people. It is important to note here that employing this device will increases your water consumption bill only to one percent and it adds less than a dollar in your electricity bill thus providing you a lot of comfort at almost no cost.