Why Garbage Disposals Shouldn’t Be Installed in Older Homes

You should really think twice about installing a garbage disposal in an older home. There are many older homes in the Winter Park and Orlando area and garbage disposals are bad enough on newer homes but on older homes they can reek havoc on your kitchens drainage system. Why can a garbage disposal be so bad in an older home? Here are the reasons why:

In an older home the plumbing is usually installed with copper piping and is only one and a half inches in diameter  where in newer homes the drainage is usually two inches or larger. Because the piping is copper, the fittings are usually very short and have sharp bends where newer homes the fittings are more of a long sweep turn. Also, the piping is usually cast iron and this pipe is rough and catches debris. Overall if you have an older home we suggest not to install disposal unless you want the cost of having to call a Winter Park plumber  on a regular basis to clean your kitchen drains. If you need a plumber in Winter Park please give us a call at (407) 710-0210.

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