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What to Keep Out of Your Garbage Disopsal

Monday, July 29th, 2019

sunny-techniciansDo you have a garbage disposal in your home? If not—what are you waiting for? While the garbage disposal may not be as essential a plumbing appliance as, say, your water heater or your washing machine, it does have many great benefits to offer. Fewer trips to the curb with garbage, quicker cleanup times, and just more convenience in general. If you think that you put just anything down your garbage disposal, however—think again! Some items aren’t appropriate.

Not only are some materials best kept out of your garbage disposal, but some of them aren’t quite what you’d expect, either. We get it. Using a garbage disposal isn’t all that complicated. That doesn’t mean that you can just dive into it,  though. If you’re new to your garbage disposal in Paradise, NV, or if you’ve run into trouble and think you may have caused it, read this post carefully. And, as always, schedule your plumbing services with us.

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Troubleshooting Your Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 14th, 2019

logoAs far as major plumbing jobs go, installing a garbage disposal is a pretty simple undertaking. Just because it is not a “major” job does not mean that you should not schedule this service with a trained professional, though, so be sure to let The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas know if you’re ready to have one installed. That being said, there are a few ways in which you may want to troubleshoot your garbage disposal in Las Vegas—and a few to avoid entirely!

If your garbage disposal is not working properly, it is not exactly an emergency. This is a convenient amenity in our homes, but it’s not necessarily integral to daily life. Of course, a lot of amenities aren’t. That doesn’t mean that you want to go without them, though. So here are a few tips for troubleshooting your garbage disposal, as well as a few things not to do. Let a member of our team know if you have any further questions or need to schedule service.

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No, Your Garbage Disposal Cannot Handle Everything!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

sunny-techniciansHmmm, there is a lot of stuff all mixed together on these serving platters. Oh well, I’m sure that the garbage disposal can handle it! 

Not so fast. Put down the platter and back out of the kitchen. Slowly.

Okay, that last bit was just for a bit of dramatic flair, but the first part is worth paying attention to. Never assume that your garbage disposal can handle everything that you can throw at it, provided that it is organic material. Why not? Because this simply is not true!

Garbage disposals have just one job to do, and that is to grind (not chop, but that’s a topic for another time) food waste up so that it can be disposed of through your plumbing system, rather than being put in the trash and taken out to the curb. However, it is important to remember that even the best garbage disposals do have their limitations.

The last thing that you want to do is to damage your garbage disposal or create plumbing problems by using the disposal incorrectly.

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Plumbing Tips for the Holiday Season

Monday, December 4th, 2017

friends-cooking-dinnerYou want to keep your holiday festivities running smoothly, right? Well, that means more than logistical planning to guarantee that everyone is where they’re supposed to be and that dinner is out on the table at the right time. It also means that the systems in your home need to be kept in great working condition, as well. Unfortunately, the holidays have proven time and time again that they are the most dangerous time of the year for our plumbing systems!

Don’t worry, though. Today, the professional plumbers on our staff are here to share some simple tips with you that will help you to protect your plumbing in Las Vegas, NV throughout this trying time of the year. Keep them in mind, and be sure to let us know if you start to notice any issues with your plumbing system. We know that hosting for the holidays can put a lot on your plate, but you’ll definitely be thankful for nipping any such problems in the bud.

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What Shouldn’t Go Down My Garbage Disposal?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

question-markHave you been thinking about ways in which to make your home a more convenient place? Are you investing in a kitchen remodel, and want to ensure that you get everything you want done completed the first time around? Then you should definitely think about installing a garbage disposal in your kitchen. While garbage disposals are not as vital to your day to day life as, say, a water heater, they can still be incredibly beneficial overall.

If you are purchasing a new garbage disposal, or if you already have one in place, then you should take care to use it properly. Most issues with garbage disposals and their overall operation tend to stem from user error. Among the most common of these errors is simply putting something down the disposal that you shouldn’t have. Preventing problems with your garbage disposal in Las Vegas, NV is sometimes as simple as being a bit more careful in this regard.

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