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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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