Waste disposal systems make the lives of households easier. With these units, it is easier and more convenient to dispose of organic trimmings, such as peelings and leftover food. These units eliminate the worries of debris clogging your pipes and drainage.
Like all other components of your home, you should take good care of your garbage disposal system. Disposal units require routine maintenance to ensure they will function properly.
Major problems must undergo immediate fixing, unless you want to end up facing these unnecessary health hazards:
Exposure to backed up water or waste from the sewer lines
Leaving your garbage disposal system in disrepair can result in inefficient grinding of waste. The bits may not pass through the filters and go down to the sewer or septic tank. This can then lead to clogging of your pipes or sewer lines.
When this happens, water or sewage waste can go back up. As All Pro Appliance Service and Repair, Inc. explains, the water or sewage waste may be carrying bacteria, parasites, and other disease-carrying organisms. If you do not take care of this problem, you are exposing yourself and your loved ones to these health risks.
Serious injuries caused by malfunctioning garbage disposal grinders
You may think that it can only happen in the movies, but it can also happen in real life. The grinders or “impellers” in your sink may cause severe injuries if you continue to use the faulty disposal system. These impellers rotate at extreme speeds. One wrong move and this can be a cause of accidents.
It is your responsibility as a garbage disposal user to maintain this appliance and have it routinely checked. Do not put yourself or anyone at risk of suffering from the above-mentioned hazards; your safety is far more precious than any other disposal units out there.