InSinkErator Waste Disposal Tips and FAQ
An InSinkErator waste disposal is a terrific addition to any kitchen!
With just a push of a button, your new InSinkErator waste disposal gets to work on shredding, liquefying, and eliminating food waste. Most kitchens are already connected and plumbed, making installing a new garbage disposal simple. The cost of an installation varies based on the feed type and brand of the machine, the hourly rate of the installation specialist, and whether or not any unexpected repairs are required.
An InSinkErator garbage disposal makes disposing of certain forms of food waste and keeps your kitchen clean much more manageable. Keep in mind that most models of waste disposals begin to wear down after ten years or so.
Use the InSinkErator Food Waste Disposer in an ecologically friendly manner.
Using a clever and creative technology solution that liquefies food waste and sends it via the sewage waste network, less garbage will end up in landfills. Less trash in landfills benefits the environment and makes it more resilient.
An InSinkErator has a typical lifespan of 10–15 years. The length of time will be determined by how frequently the equipment is used and if it has been appropriately managed and maintained.
A continuous feed garbage disposal and a batch feed garbage disposal are the two types of garbage disposals. A continuous-feed disposal costs $216 on average, while a batch feed disposal costs $335 on average.
Although an aluminum garbage disposal is lighter and less expensive than a stainless steel garbage disposal, exposure to moisture can cause the metal to corrode over time. Garbage disposals made of aluminum are less robust than those made of stainless steel.
Stainless steel devices will not rust or corrode as fast and will be more durable in the long run due to normal wear and tear.
Is it necessary to empty an InSinkErator?
No, the answer is no. Your InSinkErator will pulverize the food waste into fine particles, which will then be discharged down the sewage waste line. Because food waste travels in liquid form, the grinding process prevents food deposits from clogging drains.
Where does InSinkErator food waste end up?
The garbage is discharged into the sewer system and out of the property. Because the sediments have been crushed into small particles and liquefied, they may readily travel through the network thanks to the force of water.
Is a particular sink required to install an InSinkErator waste disposal?
No, an InSinkErator food waste disposer does not require a particular sink. Most sinks come with a 90mm sink hole as standard, and our disposers are intended to accommodate them. All you will need to confirm now is to make sure you have enough room under your sink to install the device.
If you have a ceramic sink, one of the Evolution models is a good choice. Anti-vibration technology is included in InSinkErator Evolution disposers, ensuring no significant vibrations might harm fragile materials like porcelain sinks.
The unit's cost
InSinkErator waste disposals, like any other equipment, are available in various forms and sizes, affecting the price. Garbage disposals are available for as little as $100 and as much as $1,000. The amount you pay for a unit is mainly determined by your demands and the amount of room you have. The placement of your sink and drain pipes has a significant impact on the size of your disposal.
Popular Brands and Budget-Friendly Alternatives
With typical pricing ranging from $80 to $283, InSinkErator is the most popular garbage disposal brand in the world. The Badger 5, which costs around $85, is one of their finest low-cost garbage disposal solutions.
However, if you would like to go for a more high-end option, the InSinkErator Evolution Excel (pictured below) is definitely the one for you! It has all the power you need. It is super silent and has the very best technology that the InSinkErator brand can pack into it!
Soft, non-fibrous meals can be ground in a waste disposal device with a 1/3-hp or 1/2 hp motor. The lesser versions have virtually no insulation.
For anything harsher or a large family, a 3/4-hp or 1-hp machine is perfect. A powerful motor is a better alternative if you want a machine that jams less, runs more smoothly, and has noise reduction insulation.
Units for particularly active kitchens and commercial settings are more expensive, with 2 and 3 HP motors costing an average of $1,970 and $2,770, respectively. A 3/4 or 1 HP unit, on the other hand, will suffice in most household situations.
When shopping for new appliances, keep in mind that 3-prong plugs are used in homes constructed before 2000, while 4-prong plugs are used in homes built after 2000.
Professional Installation vs. Do-it-yourself Installation
The goal is to understand what to do and how to avoid complications such as leaks, water hammering, and drainage problems.
Installing a Garbage Disposal Average Labor Cost
Depending on whether you employ a plumber or a handyperson, the typical labor cost to install an InSinkErator waste disposal is $80 to $200. Plumbers charge $45 and $100 per hour, while handypersons charge $35 and $80 per hour. Installing or replacing a garbage disposal typically takes 2 to 3 hours.
Check with your local codes before attempting to install a waste disposal. Because of sewage capacity restrictions, several cities have plumbing ordinances that prohibit disposals. If the disposal is used in conjunction with a dishwasher, an air gap may be required.