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Garbage Disposal Tips

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Here at Steakley Plumbing, we like to offer Garbage Disposal Tips and try to answer the most commonly asked questions when it comes to the plumbing products you will be using in your house.  We know that saving money and having products that last the maximum amount of time with the least amount of maintenance is important to you!  Here are some garbage disposal tips and the different types that are offered so you can make the best choice for your household.

Garbage disposal tips and the different types

(a) Continuous feed garbage disposal has wall switch or air switch somewhere that turns unit on.

(b) Batch feed garbage disposal is operated by a stopper on the drain that when twisted turns on the unit. Batch feed garbage disposals are usually 50% more expensive and have a lot more maintenance problems down the line.

Garbage disposal tips:

(1) For most households 1/2 hp is large enough, 1/3 should never be used!

(2) Most important of all, always run cold water when using disposal.

(3) Clogged drains- Chemicals that are poured into the garbage disposal and drains, harm your garbage disposal and drains because they sit on the bottom of the pipe and usually make the problem worse. Clean your drains with cable and then maintain them with enzyme products that feed off grease and are environmentally safe.

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Bangin sound coming from your pipes

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So you are sitting at home watching your favorite television show, when all of a sudden you hear this loud banging sound coming from your pipes!  You spend days walking around your home trying to figure out where it is coming from. This sounds is usually the sound plumbing makes when there is damage to key components in your home.  Don’t worry not all plumbing fixes are costly and time consuming, knowing where to look is the first part of the battle.  Below we have listed the most common causes of that oh so annoying banging sound coming from your pipes.  The second part of the battle is choosing a plumber that also knows where to look and won’t spend hours of your time and hard earned money trying to identify the problem.

Banging sound coming from your pipes?

This usually occurs when water shuts off quickly, like dishwasher,washing machine etc.

(A) This could be a pipe has come loose from a hanger and is banging on floor joist in the crawl space.

(B) Air Chambers which help absorb shock are not working properly.

(C) The most Likely cause of this is the pressure reducing valve in your crawl space has gone bad and is making noise.

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