Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen Plumbing’

How Long Will a Garbage Disposal Last?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

white question mark on blue backgroundYou probably use your kitchen sink garbage disposal every day, and that kind of appliance becomes easy to take for granted. Even though a disposal uses a powerful motor and does the action of grinding down food waste, people often make the assumption that a disposal will just keep running without the need to replace it. 

Of course, this isn’t true. In fact, the average life expectancy of a garbage disposal is about 10 years. After that point, although the disposal may continue to run when it turns on, it will have worn down enough that it will start to clog more frequently because it can no longer grind down food as effectively.

We can help you with your garbage disposal in Northbrook, IL when it comes time to repair it or replace it, as well as help you determine which is the best choice.

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Kitchen Remodel Tips: Planning Around Your Plumbing

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Professional gas range and range hood, white cabinet, antique ceiling lamps, fine bone china teacups in cabinets. Chalk paint hand-painted stools. Antique brass fruit tray. Antique cherry wood tea tray.Winter is a popular time for small indoor remodeling projects, since you aren’t spending a whole lot of time outdoors. But those small projects can be come huge to-dos if not done correctly, or with professional assistance.

Take your Glenview, IL kitchen plumbing for instance. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your plumbing on a normal day—a jammed garbage disposal, a clogged drain, a leaking dishwasher. Adding an amateur remodel job to the mix could be the recipe for disaster! Not to fear, though. We have some tips for you on how to plan around your plumbing—or rather, with your plumbing—when doing a kitchen remodel.

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