10 Reasons to Get a Garbage Disposal

Eliminate the Stink in Your Sink Once and For All

Boise PlumberBenefits For Your Kitchen

1. Cleaner Kitchen & Food Prep – Trash bins can be a very messy and inefficient way to get rid of waste, especially food. The correct place to remove food waste is inside of a garbage disposal which liquefies and drains the food right down to your septic tank where you never have to deal with it again. If you want to enjoy a cleaner kitchen, install a garbage disposal.

2. Space Advantage – Instead of having a huge trash bin that handles all your food waste, the garbage disposal bin is hidden under your sink. You will no longer have to find a space for a trash bin and no matter how hard you try, it always ends up in an awkward corner where you trip on it.

Environmental & City Benefits

3. Landfill Issue – Having your food be eliminated by a garbage disposal is the best alternative to having the garbage services transport the waste to landfill. This completely solves the environmental issue that has been arising from normal waste.

4. Waste Transportation Cost – This may not directly effect you but it does effect the city you live in. Every house that has trash pick up instead of a garbage disposal creates tremendous costs for transportation to the landfill. Garbage disposals decrease this cost significantly.

5. Energy Is Produced From Food Waste – The food waste that is dumped down your garbage disposal is sent to your local municipal water treatment plant. They then use the waste to create energy for power.

6. Fertilizer Is Produced From Food Waste – Another use for the food waste that goes down your garbage disposal is for fertilizer. The same plant that uses the waste for energy also often uses it to produce fertilizer. This is more environmental friendly and cost efficient.

Benefits For You

7. Mistake Of Water & Electricity Concern – People often think that garbage disposals use too much electricity and drive the bills up higher. This is actually a misconception. Only 1% of your total water usage is driven by the garbage disposal. The electricity usage for the garbage disposal will only cost you, at most, 50 cents.

8. Quiet Garbage Disposal Options – Many people think that one of the biggest disadvantage of having a garbage disposal is the noise factor. There are now options for garbage disposals to come with super quiet grinding. This is no disruption at all.

9. Speed & Convenience – When having a garbage disposal, kitchen clean up is much faster and more efficient. Garbage disposals also operate with just a switch of a button too.Boise Garbage Disposal Services

10. Durability – Garbage disposals are very hassle free because they are extremely durable. You will not have to worry about expensive repairs or maintenance.

Smelling a stink in the sink of your Boise area home? That means you need a garbage disposal. Call Wickstrom Plumbing at (208) 466-9447, and have an expert install one today!

Get Rid That Nasty Kitchen Smell With One Call

Maintaining a Garbage Disposal


Garbage DisposalGarbage disposals are wonderful and necessary appliances; however, they can quickly become smelly and awful. There is nothing quite as awful than a terrible odor coming through your kitchen, giving you a loss of appetite and an overall disgusting feeling.

Do this First!

Before you do anything about your smelly garbage disposal, it is import to first find out what is causing your garbage disposal to smell so bad. There are various causes of a smelly garbage disposal such as chicken skins, animal fat, egg shells, celery, beans and vegetable peels.

Garbage Disposal Cleaning Steps

There are some simple steps you can take to clean your garbage disposal such as first running hot water down the sink. Then, put a mixture of hot water and degreasing dish soap down the drain. Follow this mixture with two minutes of hot water. The next step is to turn off the power to your garbage disposal, take a bottle brush and scrub the black flaps on the drain and go far down into the disposal—only as safely as you can reach. Next, turn off the power to your disposal again and put three cups of ice cubes down your disposal. The ice will sharpen the blades and get rid of any remaining goo and gunk out of your disposal.

Maintaining your Garbage Disposal

Boise PlumbingTo maintain your garbage disposal, always run the water in the disposal while it is grinding up your food. Do this for at least 30 seconds after the food has finished grinding. Another tip is to every week rinse hot water and baking soda or hot water and dish soap down your disposal. This will clean out your disposal. Or, put a load of ice cubes through the disposal once a month. However, if all of the above doesn’t work, call you plumber and have him replace your garbage disposal.

To conclude, no one likes a smelly garbage disposal and it can be embarrassing when friends and family members gather for special mean at your home. However, there are things you can do, as mentioned above, that can solve this problem. If after trying to clean your garbage disposal and you find that nothing is working, that is the time to call your plumber. He has the knowledge and experience to get your drain going again or replace it with a new one.

If your home is in need of garbage disposal services, call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling at (208) 466-9447 for the best services in the Boise area.