A garbage disposal has a valuable role to play in keeping your kitchen absolutely spotless. Your local plumber will be pleased to repair or replace your existing unit so it can continue to do its job faithfully. Professional installation of a new one will also be done at a very fair price.
While not in the same league as the flush toilet, a garbage disposal is a great invention. It eliminates smells from organic wastes and helps to keep your family healthy. Because there are no food scraps lying around, unwanted pests will not be attracted to your kitchen, bringing disease organisms with them.
One problem might be if you have small children, who are curious and poke their fingers in everywhere. Kids may easily get their fingers caught in a continuous feed system with serious consequences. In this case responsible parents might want to consider having a batch unit fitted which will only operate when the cover is in place.
Older units may often be heavily corroded, although still functional. Corrosion may harbor unwanted organisms and make it much harder to clean. Replacing older units with a new, stainless steel, garbage disposal will solve the problem and make keeping your kitchen easier, so you have more time to enjoy life.
Unfortunately, older units can also be excessively noisy, and the discordant sound can be disturbing to many people. More modern garbage disposals are much quieter, as they are made from more advanced materials which reduce the noise level. Insulated units are also available at extra cost if this issue is such a major concern.
Your plumber will be happy to quote on a replacement or repair. The work will be performed to a high standard to minimize the possibility of any problems in future. You will find it easier to keep your food preparation area clean. So you will have more time available for activities you really enjoy.