A Guide to Garbage Disposal Replacement
Garbage disposal replacement does not have to be expensive. While before, garbage disposal replacement was expensive, these are not luxurious things which people don’t have to spend much on. It can be easy for some people to install replacement garbage disposal if there if it does not come with one.
If you are going to purchase garbage disposal system for your home, you don’t really spend a lot of money. And if you are not able to install it yourself, you can ask someone to install it for you. These professionals can easily install garbage disposal under your sink in a quick manner. If this is your first time and you want to do it yourself, you might take a while slower than professionals can to install your garbage disposal system properly.
The first thing you need to do is to determine the horsepower of your appliance. You should always remember that brand and model of your previous garbage disposal system. The specifications of your replacement garbage disposal should correspond with your old garbage disposal so that it will function perfectly like when your old garbage disposal was brand new.
There are standard sizes for garbage disposal units. You can sure find one available that will fit your sink. If you have bought a new garbage disposal unit, then check out your own unit both when it is still assembled and when you start disassembling it so that you can put the new one. Careful observation will help you know what parts are involved in this garbage disposal system. Then, as you have remembered, assemble the new garbage disposal system exactly as it was. If you read and follow the instructions carefully and check out the included diagrams, you can be sure to have a proper installation of your garbage disposal replacement unit.
Do not dismantle your old garbage disposal unit if the surrounding area is not cleared out; make sure that there is nothing there that will disrupt your work. You need to prepare cloth in order to wipe out or to catch excess water that might be pouring out of the pipes when the garbage disposal is disassembled. The loosening of your drainage tube and the drainpipes will surely cause the leaking out of excess water from these pipes. Once you loosen your drainage tubes and drain pipes, then it is the time that you can remove the garbage disposal unit from under your sink. The mounting rings should then be unscrewed. Your heavy garbage disposal unit will then fall off so be ready for that.
You can also watch instruction videos which are very helpful if you cannot follow the written instructions. Replacing your garbage disposal unit can be learned by watching instructional videos in YouTube. If you still want to do the project, then you can get some free estimates from plumbers in your area.