Thinking about making the switch to a garbage disposal? Not only are they more sanitary for your home, they are more environmentally friendly as well. Still not convinced? Find out some more benefits of a garbage disposal below:
- Say Goodbye to Pests, Animals and Insects: grinding food in a disposal will create much less garbage for your home. As a result, you can use fewer garbage bags and make fewer trips to the can. Ever wake up to find that a raccoon or other pest got into the trash? You’ll never have to worry about that again when you begin grinding your food instead of tossing it in the bag.
- Food Scraps Create Emissions: did you know that food scrap decomposition produces methane gas? In 2007, it was estimated there were over 31.7 million tons of food scraps making up about 12.5% of all solid waste send to landfills. Having a garbage disposal installed can really help cut down on emissions.
- Don’t Worry About Water and Electricity Usage: we often hear that homeowners are concerned with the amount of water and electricity used to operate a garbage disposal. In reality, only about 1% of your total household water consumption is used by a garbage disposal and electricity expenses will only cost you about 50 cents.
Ready to have a garbage disposal installed in your Minneapolis home? Contact the experts at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains today!