Installing a garbage disposal is a good way to prevent clogs in your plumbing and can make kitchen clean-up a whole lot easier. Because you might want to reap these benefits, you might have decided that installing a garbage disposal is a good idea. You might even think that buying one from a home improvement store and installing it yourself is a good idea, too. However, you will probably want to have it professionally installed for these key reasons and more.
Avoid Getting Hurt
Garbage disposals have sharp moving parts that can cause serious injury. Additionally, since your garbage disposal will have to be hooked up to your home's electrical wiring, there is the possibility of electric shock if you are not careful. Because of the various risks and dangers that go along with installing a garbage disposal in your home, you should definitely consider a professional installation.
Avoid Causing Plumbing Leaks
If you make a mistake or cause some sort of damage while you're installing your garbage disposal, you have to worry about plumbing leaks being a problem. These leaks can lead to a mess underneath your cabinets and can even cause major water damage, along with wasting water. If a plumber or other trained and knowledgeable professional handles the installation of your garbage disposal for you, then you should not have to worry about plumbing leaks being a problem.
Make Sure Your Garbage Disposal Works
Of course, once you install your new garbage disposal, you probably don't want to have to worry about it not working to grind up food particles and other debris. If you don't choose the right garbage disposal or if you don't install it properly, however, you might find that it will not perform to your expectations, or it might not work at all. An installer can help you choose a garbage disposal that will work well, however, and they can install it properly. Then, they can test it when they are finished to make sure that it works just as it's supposed to.
Learn More About Your New Garbage Disposal
You might have never had a garbage disposal before, so you could be curious about how to use it, what types of things you can put in your garbage disposal, and more. Fortunately, you can find out about these things both by talking to your installer and reading the owner's manual that will come with your unit.
Even though you might have at least thought about installing your new garbage disposal yourself, there are many reasons — such as the ones above — to simply call a professional to help you instead.
To learn more about garbage disposal installation, contact a local plumber.