If your garbage disposal is leaking, taking longer to grind, making louder-than-usual noises, or requiring frequent resets, it might be time to find a replacement. The experts at Diamond Appliance offer these handy tips.It may seem mysterious, but a few simple maintenance tasks can make your refrigerator last longer and run more efficiently. Here’s what you should do.
First, do you want a continuous feed or batch feed model? Batch feed models only operate when the stopper is placed over the drain, while continuous feed allows you to place food in the disposal while it is running.
What is your price range? Disposals can cost less than $100 to over $500. Less expensive models usually have smaller motors and a one-year warranty. A premium price offers features like a longer warranty, thicker sound insulation, sturdier stainless steel components, multiple grind stages, and auto-reversing grinders that help prevent jams.
Finally, think about horsepower. Garbage disposal motors usually go from ⅓ hp to 1 hp. Higher horsepower offers a more efficient grinder and better sound insulation, while lower horsepower motor may be good for lighter use, like in a vacation home.
If you are having trouble with your garbage disposal, call Diamond Appliance—your independent, family-owned appliance repair shop. We make in-home visits to customers in Marco Island, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres, or Immokalee. Call us at 239-687-6999 today!