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Garbage Disposal Repair

Of all the household appliance innovations that were introduced onto the market in the 20th century, none has made the impact that the garbage disposal has. As far as its impact on kitchen cleanliness and overall utility, its function and practicality is second to none. Furthermore, the level of convenience it provides is unrivaled. Yet for all of its usefulness, it is one appliance that we tend to neglect where maintenance and service are concerned. So when garbage disposal breaks down or malfunctions, we panic. Well, you don’t have to worry any longer, because we will be right over.

Batch Feed or Continuous Feed?

Fortunately, Alpha Appliance Repair provides garbage disposal repair services in the city of St. Catharines and surrounding communities. Our technicians are certified and fully licensed in a wide range of appliance repairs including garbage disposals. There are two types of garbage disposals found in most homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area and southern Ontario – batch feed models and continuous feed models. Do you know what type you have? Here’s how to determine which model is in your home:

Batch feed models will not activate unless the opening to the disposal is covered and the lid covering the opening is engaged. While this particular type involves more set-up time, it’s ideal for parents who have children in the home and want the additional safety. Conversely, continuous feed models are equipped with a rubber baffle or shield that keeps food waste in the garbage disposal and enables quieter operation. This model needs an accessory switch or wall switch in order to operate.

Home and Environmental Benefits

Most people are unaware of the benefits that garbage disposals provide other than keep food waste from smelling up you kitchen trash. Although this is true, there are a couple of environmental benefits to be aware of as well. For instance, residents of Burlington that have access can flush their food waste through their garbage disposal into the sewer system where it eventually winds up in a local wastewater treatment plant. There are two primary benefits where this is concerned:

  • First and foremost in importance, this prevents food waste from biodegrading in our local landfills where it can create greenhouse gases that eventually escape into our atmosphere.
  • Secondly, any organic matter that is filtered out of the sewage in the wastewater treatment plant is converted into non-chemical fertilizers that are safe to use in our gardens and yards.

These benefits alone make your garbage disposal a valuable kitchen asset that is worth taking care of. At Alpha Appliance Repair we can provide customizable preventative maintenance and garbage disposal repair plans that are tailored to the specific needs of you and your family.

If you would like more information regarding our extensive line of appliance installation, maintenance, and repair services for Oshawa, we encourage you to call Alpha Appliance Repair today and speak with one of our specialists.

3425 Harvester Rd #208
Burlington, ON, L7N 3N1
289-812-0075

2 Simcoe St S #510
Oshawa, ON, L1H 8C1
289-634-1028

195 King St #208
St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3J6
289-273-4798