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Woodside garbage disposal installation: tips and tricks

Looking for help with a Woodside garbage disposal installation? The first thing you need to do is be prepared. Researching before you start your Woodside garbage disposal installation will help make the process much smoother.

If you have any questions after reading these tips, feel free to reach out to our team. We’re always happy to pick up the phone or respond to your email to help in any way that we can – don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Tip 1: Determine whether your sink accommodate a garbage disposal unit

Garbage disposal units are not compatible with all sinks. Before you begin, make sure your sink is able to connect to a garbage disposal unit. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you may need to have a professional assess your sink. If your sink can be connected to a garbage disposal unit, then you can move on to the next step. If your sink cannot, then you’ll have to replace your sink with one that can connect to a garbage disposal unit.

Tip 2: Determine if your existing disposal can be repaired

If your sink already has a disposal, then instead, you’ll want to determine whether the one you have can be fixed or if you need to purchase a new one. It can be cheaper to fix your existing disposal unit, but you may find that it is beyond repair and you need to seek a professional. If you’re unsure what to look for, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to do a free estimate.

Tip 3: Check local codes

Before you begin your garbage disposal installation, check with local codes. Some areas have enacted plumbing codes that prohibit disposals due to sewer capacity. Alternatively, the codes may also require an air gap if the disposal is used with a dishwasher. Knowing what’s required before you get started will help make the process as easy as possible.

Tip 4: Pick the right type of garbage disposal unit

There are two main types of garbage disposals: continuous and batch feed garbage disposals. Of the two, continuous disposals are more common and less expensive than the alternatives. They’re easy to operate: you run water in the sink, flip a switch on the wall and feed the scraps to the disposal.

The alternative is the batch feed garbage disposal. These units are safer than the continuous feed disposals but are not generally recommended for residences that generate a lot of food waste. They don’t operate by using a switch. Instead, the batch feed disposal is activated when a stopper is put in the sink drain.

Tip 5: Use a trustworthy professional

There’s a lot of electrical and plumbing work involved in garbage disposal installation, which means this job is potentially hazardous. It may be a good idea to hire a professional plumber to install or replace your disposal. You can either purchase the new disposal yourself or let us handle it for you.

If you’re ready to get your Woodside garbage disposal installation project started or have any questions that need to be answered, feel free to reach out to us by phone or email and our friendly team of experts will be happy to help you out.

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