Choosing a Kitchen Garbage Disposal
Choosing a kitchen sink garbage disposal can be a difficult task, particularly for people that do not know much information about home DIY and plumbing. This article aims to inform the reader about the different types of garbage disposal, installation and prices to make the decisions simpler.
The replacement of a kitchen sink garbage disposal can be difficult if a person is not used to DIY work around the home. A plumber can fit a new kitchen sink garbage disposal although this can cost a lot of money. While a plumber can charge around $200 for his service it will ensure that the job is completed correctly. Independently, a person could fit their own unit for around $80-$100 using a simple instruction manual for support. Plumbing is important within a household and if it is not completed correctly, it can cause problems, leading to a more expensive fitting. If a person is not used to fitting water supplies, it may be a good idea to hire a plumber to complete this job.
There are two types of garbage disposal which can be purchased. One type is turned on prior to putting food into the machine, the other is turned on once the food has been put inside.
Garbage disposals can be purchased with different power levels. This is something which should be considered before purchase. As this item is likely to be used on a regular basis and can deal with some tough foods, it is important that the material of the garbage disposal is strong and can withhold and grind up the tough food. Items that are made from a strong material are often more expensive, however, generally have a longer life span so can be worth the money.
Another cost factor is the noise level of the unit. People do not want a very noisy garbage disposal as this is unpleasant to live with. The quietest choices are always the most expensive, but again, it is often worthwhile paying extra for one that will not disrupt the daily living of your life.
The cost of these items can vary greatly depending on the model purchased and the additional features offered by the manufacturer. They typically range from between $80-$400. It is a good idea to purchase a garbage disposal in the medium to high range to ensure quality, quietness and a longer life span. For $80, the unit can offer a grind chamber to ensure all food is removed but does not offer a quiet motor which can be a problem for people.
A $300 unit can offer a fast motor which grinds and removes food quicker than the average, a grinding and disposal chamber, quiet operation and a durable and long lasting material. The type of disposal purchased depends on the needs and budget of the buyer. Weighing up all of the options prior to making a purchase is a good place to start.