Can I Have a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank?

In the United States, there are an estimated 27 million homes that operate off of septic systems; however, only 22% of these homes are equipped with a garbage disposal. Why? Most homeowners forgo installing a garbage disposal in their home because they mistakenly believe that the two are not compatible, or because they believe it… Continue reading Can I Have a Garbage Disposal With a Septic Tank?

What’s the Difference Between Continuous Feed vs. Batch Feed Disposals?

If you are currently searching for a new garbage disposal, then you have more than likely noticed that they come in one of two varieties: continuous feed models and batch feed models. If you have ever wondered what the difference between the two options are, you aren’t alone. Understanding the differences between continuous feed disposers… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Continuous Feed vs. Batch Feed Disposals?

How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

The idea of installing or replacing a garbage disposal might seem daunting, but it is a straightforward job that often can be completed in under an hour – even if you do not have any prior plumbing experience. Before getting started, you should carefully review the manufacturer’s installation instructions that come with your garbage disposal… Continue reading How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

How to Fix a Leaky Garbage Disposal

Even the most trustworthy garbage disposal will develop a leak from time to time; however, just because your food waste disposer has developed a leak does not necessarily mean that it needs to be replaced. Doing a little bit of investigating and troubleshooting before deciding to run out and buy a new garbage disposal can… Continue reading How to Fix a Leaky Garbage Disposal

What Size Garbage Disposal Do I Need?

Whether you are replacing an existing unit or installing a new one, purchasing a garbage disposal is always plagued by the question, “What size do I need???” The garbage disposal offers an excellent alternative to placing more waste in landfills, and it is environmentally responsible. Moreover, it reduces the amount of greenhouse gases released into… Continue reading What Size Garbage Disposal Do I Need?