Over the years, however, it has increased in use to the point of becoming a required appliance in just about every kitchen. Despite its ubiquitous presence, many people don’t know the limitations of a garbage disposal.
Your garbage disposal is a vital component of your home’s plumbing system. It helps to prevent major clogs from occurring in your kitchen pipes and drains when it is functioning correctly. It also helps protect you from harmful bacteria. A damaged garbage disposal can result in bacteria and mold growth that you may breathe in. Not only will this buildup cause an unpleasant smell from your drain, but can potentially be dangerous for your family.
Garbage disposals are not easily repaired. If a part wears out or if a crack develops, it is best to replace the entire unit. It’s probably time to replace your garbage disposal if you have the following problems: