What’s the point of grinding up scraps of food waste when you can just throw them in the trash? While the garbage disposal unit may seem like just another superfluous upgrade that you don’t really need, there are several major benefits to operating one in your kitchen. The average home produces a staggering amount of waste during the course of a year. Even if for the most conservation-minded homeowners, the garbage disposal offers you a way to avoid the various environmental risks that landfills create, and to add a bit of convenience to your kitchen sink.
The garbage disposal was designed to curb the incredible amounts of food-related waste that ends up rotting in landfills. It works by grinding up small food scraps so that they can be disposed of through the wastewater system that flows into your septic tank or municipal waste management system. They are not blenders, but rather use centrifugal force and a serrated grinding cylinder to mash up your food waste, although certain substances such as fibrous and starchy foods as well as coffee grounds and bones should not be sent down your disposal unit.
When food waste accumulates in a landfill, it begins to break down. Unlike plastic and other man-made substances, organic substances are biodegradable and they decompose over time. But the concentrated amount of waste in landfills can create problems for the composition of the soil beneath as well as the ground water aquifer beneath that. Composting is another way to cut down on food waste, but for those without the space or time necessary to do so properly, a garbage disposal is a great way to cut down on the amount of waste in your local landfill.
Residential trash does not compare to that of a restaurant or grocery store, but every little bit counts. You may also find that using your garbage disposal unit allows you to worry less about whether food bits are getting stuck within your drainpipes. It’s imperative that your garbage disposal unit is installed and serviced by a professional, and we can do just that.
Contact Total Comfort, Inc. for garbage disposal units and service in Corona.