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Petaluma Garbage Disposal Services 

Garbage Disposal Installation in Sonoma & Marin County

Homeowners looking to have a dependable garbage disposal installed in their kitchens do not need to look further than Roman's Plumbing, Inc. From unjamming to maintenance to full replacements, we can handle it all. Our professional technicians are Diamond Certified, which means that every disposal we install is built to last. To discover more about what is included with our services for garbage disposals in Petaluma, simply call us today.

Save Your Drains with a Dependable Garbage Disposal

Every kitchen needs a reliable garbage disposal to operate smoothly. Otherwise, all the leftover scraps of food and drinks will get washed down the drain. A drain is highly durable, but if too much debris flows down it, the pipes will become severely clogged. By installing a garbage disposal, homeowners can grind these remnants into much smaller particles. Without large pieces of gristle, fat, bone, or peels blocking the way, a drain can last much longer. When a drain is not constantly being blocked up by food waste, it requires far less repair and maintenance.

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Signs a Garbage Disposal Should Be Repaired

Although garbage disposals are designed to be very durable, even these mechanisms can begin to fail after a time. It is important to keep an eye out for signs that the system is malfunctioning to schedule repairs as soon as possible. 

Get in touch with one of our dedicated technicians at the first evidence of:

  • Unusual sounds – If the disposal is beginning to make loud, clattering sounds, and there is no utensil stuck inside, this means that something is wrong. 
  • Strange odors – Bad smells coming up from the drain mean that something is rotting deep inside. This indicates that the disposal may not be functioning properly in condensing debris to be washed away.
  • Continual clogs – A garbage disposal is supposed to break down particles small enough to be washed down the drain, thus preventing clogs. If blockages are continuing to occur, the disposal is not doing its job properly. 

Our experienced technicians at Roman's Plumbing, Inc. can assess any kind of malfunctioning disposal, so give us a call.

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What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal:

  • Your hand! If you must, unplug unit or turn off corresponding circuit breaker (don't just turn the switch off, because there will still be power to the unit), and wear safety gloves to protect your hands from the sharp blades.
  • Metal objects, such as utensils. But even small pieces of metal, such as bottle lids or tabs are discouraged. They are too solid for the blades to break down, and disposing of them could result in wearing down of the blades, or (in the case of the larger items) a clog in the pipes due to the large obstruction.
  • Paper products, such as paper towels, coffee filters or tea bags.
  • Some vegetables and fruits, especially fibrous (stringy) ones: Celery, rhubarb, asparagus, corn husks, chard, kale, lettuce, broccoli stalks, banana peels, carrot shavings, or onion skins."
  • Starchy vegetables, such as potato peels. Why not? As the starch gets ground up, it turns into glue, clogging the drain.
  • Pasta or rice. Why not? Because they expand once they come into contact with water, and they are sticky, making it hard to go down the drain."
  • Grease or fat, including butter or margarine spreads, cooking oils, animal grease, or shortening. Why not? Because once it cools, it solidifies, and clogs the drain.
  • Fruit pits or seeds. Why not? They are often too hard for the machine to properly chop, and will ultimately damage the disposal.
  • Bones or shellfish (except for dainty fish bones. Some people also say that weak or small bones are okay to put in there, but I wouldn't push it). Why not? Because they are often hard to grind, and many times they are too big to go down the drain easily. Too much strain could break the blades, or even burn out the motor.
  • Egg shells. Why not? The thin membrane inside of the shell can wrap itself around the blades, and the shell itself can be ground to the consistency of sand, clogging the pipes.
  • Coffee grounds. Why not? Because they can get stuck in the trap of your disposal.
  • Anything combustible.
  • Twist ties, pull tabs, rubber bands, glass, plastic, fabric, string, rags, sponges, plants or flowers (many are fibrous or too big), kid's toys, or hair.
  • Overall, minimize what you put down the drain. If you have a garbage disposal, remember it is designed for minimal usage. It is NOT designed for high volume of food or other items. 

DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON … Please be careful with your Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas items. The safest thing to do is scrape dishes into the garbage or into your composting bin. Many of the items you may be tempted to put down the drain would be perfect for composting or your "green" garbage bin.


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