When you run your own business and rely heavily on the garbage disposal, it’s important to know how to maintain it. Of course, there are certain elements that are just going to break down your garbage disposal, and sometimes the only option is to replace your unit. Whether your disposal is jammed or you need to install a new one, contact Maccarone Plumbing for professional service. You will find us serving commercial properties throughout Long Island and Five Boroughs. One quick call will have us out to your site as soon as possible and we will help you determine if a repair or replacement is your best option.
What are Common Garbage Disposal Problems?
We often find that customers are using too small of a garbage disposal for their needs. Restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other commercial sites need a commercial grade garbage disposal that is larger and more powerful than regular disposal units. However, every time you use your garbage disposal it will become less efficient and stop working. There are various reasons why.
First, you may have a blown motor. When your garbage disposal has to run extra hard churning down certain elements you put down the drain, it is going to cause extra pressure and strain on the gears, which in turn forces the motor to work harder to break down the material. When this happens, contact us for an inspection to see what is causing the decreased efficiency in your unit.
Need to install a new unit? We will help you upgrade your kitchen with the ideal garbage disposal that will fit your needs.
How Can You Avoid Problems?
Be mindful of what goes into your drains, especially in a fast-paced commercial kitchen. Items might be entering your drain that are too large and difficult to be processed by your disposal. There are also other items that you might not suspect would affect the disposal, but actually do. This includes coffee grinds; the grinds do not immediately break down the equipment, but instead stick to the blades and gears and, over time, cause your unit to corrode and break down completely.
A good tip to keep in mind is to run water as items are processed in the disposal. The water keeps the gears running smoothly and helps prevent any sort of sticking that might occur without the liquid or other moisture inside the disposal.
Want to improve your kitchen experience for more efficient staff and happier guests? Install a new, commercial-grade garbage disposal or have your current unit repaired. Call us today at (516) 671-3232 for the right solution!