Your garbage disposal is with you through thick and thin, burnt and underdone, and more. One of the hardest working appliances in your kitchen is an indispensable tool that can totally transform the way you get things done. Here are six cool garbage disposal facts about the hardest working part of your kitchen!
Garbage Disposals Reduce Food Waste
Food waste is actually the largest category of waste in landfills throughout the United States. A whopping 30-40% of the country’s food supply is thrown away every year. Some of that waste comes from farms that discard imperfect produce, but the vast majority of it comes from consumers. Garbage disposals help to reduce the amount of food waste entering landfills.
Garbage Disposals Are a Great Alternative to Garbage Bins in Cities
Cities, in particular, struggle with large amounts of waste every day. They also struggle with all of the pests that large amounts of waste attract. Garbage disposals are a great way to keep food waste out of the streets and reduce the rodent and pest population in cities.
Almost Half of the Country Is Missing Out
While many homes and apartments have garbage disposals, almost half of the country does not have a garbage disposal. They are easy to install and very affordable, so if you’re interested, give Alpha Plumbing a call today!
Garbage Disposals Have a Wide Range of Benefits
Garbage disposals, aside from reducing the amount of food waste in the environment, are also very inexpensive to operate. They make disposing of extra food at the end of dinner a breeze and also will lower the amount of drain clogs you have in your home.
Black Friday is the Biggest Plumbing Day
Did you know that Black Friday is the biggest plumbing day of the year? Many people put food down the drain without a proper garbage disposal and end up with sink clogs after pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
You Still Need to Avoid a Few Things
While garbage disposals can take care of almost anything, there are still a few things you should avoid placing down it including: grease, fats, oils, raw eggs, eggshells, pasta, rice, potatoes, bones or bone fragments, and strong foods with thick fibers.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.