Replace Your Garbage Disposal on Your Own
Certainly each homeowner with a garbage disposal in their home have to replace it at some time. So whenever you feel the need to finally replace your garbage disposal, you can either replace it on your own or you hire someone to do the task for you. In many cases, when people hire someone to replace a garbage disposal it is usually expensive an also inconvenient.
However, once you know a bit of knowledge about garbage disposal, you will discover that replacing a garbage disposal is not difficult and only requires common tools. It will be a nice opportunity especially for those who like DIY to use their skills and also save bucks in the process. We provide some tips below for you to follow in order to do this task a lot easier.
Things to Consider Before You Replace the Disposal
The first thing you need to do is to see the model, horsepower, and make of your current garbage disposal. You can find this information written on a data plate on your disposal. This information is important especially when you buy a new garbage disposal. Things will be easy once you find the same make, model, and horsepower. If in case the unit is no longer available, you can search up online to get this information or better yet inquire to your local home improvement dealer and get some suggestions for a better substitute.
Take a Photo of Your Garbage Disposal.
The next thing to do is to get all the things from under the sink so that you can have some room to do the work. If you do this, you will also see the setup of the plumbing. Since almost all people do not have an excellent photographic memory, it would be best to snap a picture and see how everything is hooked up and it will be a lot easier for you to do the job. The photos will be useful in case you forgot what goes where.
Seek Help from Your Local Home Improvement Store
The next thing is to go to your home improvement dealer and present the information that you have as well as the pictures. If the dealer can see the configuration of your plumbing, the dealer can help you on the installation and also what things you will be needing.
Install the Disposal Yourself
Once you finally purchased your replacement disposal, you will discover that almost all disposal comes with instructions. In most cases, if a special wrench is needed to install the disposal, you can find it in the packaging. You can use the wrench manually so that you can turn it in case the disposal jammed. So it is important to keep this wrench for future use to fix your disposal.