It can sometimes be a problem managing food waste. There are a few schools of thought related to this problem - either to bin it with your normal weekly rubbish or separate it for the food waste collection service, both of which are services offered by your local council. Food waste as another option can be composted if you're a keen gardener/grower.
On the other hand, you may want to manage food waste in a different way? Installing an Insinkerator, commonly known as a waste disposal unit is another way to manage food waste effectively.
It is a handy kitchen appliance capable of reducing food waste into fine particles, virtually liquifying them which helps prevent clogging of the pipes. It then ends up in the waste water treatment plant. If you have a separate septic tank adding waste to it may increase the times it needs to be emptied, so something to consider?
If you already have one fitted but isn’t efficient/powerful enough or in need of repair or replacement then contact serviceteam Ltd. Our services extend across the length and breadth of London and surrounding areas.
Our qualified tradespeople are nearby 24/7.
If you require a quotation contact us via email with pictures of the unit and a description of the fault. Alternatively, call us directly and speak with one of our dedicated team members who will be able to advise. We can then arrange a suitable time and day to visit to undertake the works.
What's included in this service?
If you have a faulty, jammed or noisy waste disposal unit or simply want a new waste disposal unit installed, why not request a free quote from Serviceteam.
Email us a photo of your existing waste disposal unit or of the pipework beneath your sink and one of our advisors will provide you with a quote to replace your existing unit with a high quality modern disposal unit.
If you would like an engineer to attend site then you can book one of our trained plumbers to make an assessment on site.
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As they have become more efficient and popular the cost of waste disposal units has come down. This means that when they start to develop faults it is almost always more economical to replace the whole unit that to replace within the existing unit in an attempt to extend its lifetime.
What will it cost?
For more in depth information about our waste removal services contact our office and speak to one of our repair advisors.
What's not included in this service?
Why should you install an InSinkerator when you can easily dispose of food waste in the recycling bin? Well, reducing the amount of waste helps the environment hugely. When waste goes to landfill it naturally breaks down (over time) producing methane, a nasty greenhouse gas. But if it is recycled, food waste can be turned into a plant fertiliser and even a source of renewable energy (depending on how it's treated). A few points below to consider:
Q: Does an InSinkerator waste disposal unit require daily maintenance?
A: You’ll be happy to know that unlike many home appliances that are constantly in use, you won’t have to put your InSinkerator through any regular maintenance or servicing. Just keep it nice and clean!
Q: What can I put in a disposal unit?
A: You will be advised by the manufacturer what can and can’t be safely disposed of in the inSinkerator. We recommend you adhere to these guidelines to prevent any mechanical issues. Every appliance has its limitations, so be mindful of the type of waste you dispose of. If unsure always refer to the manufacturers operating manual.
Q: How often should it be Cleaned?
A: Food waste can accumulate inside the disposal unit over time, which can result in unpleasant odours. Just follow these simple steps to keep your unit sparkling clean
Q: How noisy is a waste disposal unit?
A: Waste disposal units come with different sizes of motors. The size of the unit and its HP rating is often linked to family needs and size. As a rule of thumb, one would assume that the bigger the family the more waste is produced. A small family could manage with a ⅓ or ½ HP motor. A medium sized family of 6 a ½ to ¾ HP motor. A larger family would probably benefit from an HP rating of ¾ to 1 HP. The higher the HP rating will determine the noise produced. Thankfully, the unit is not in continuous use and only used in short bursts? Serviceteam Ltd. will install any InSinkerator of your choice, just call us and we will advise.
Q: What is the average life span of InSinkerator?
A: Well, InSinkerator or garbage disposal units will last you a good number of years before the blades dull and or the motor packs up. However, the average Expectancy life span of a quality InSinkerator can be between 10 to 15 years.
Q: What can I do to service my InSinkerator?
A: Always follow the manufacturers recommendations. They have some useful tips to maintain the appliance and keep it in good working order. Refer to the manufacturer’s appliance manual.
Q: Do I need a professional plumber to replace or install an InSinkerator?
A: We would always advise you engage a qualified engineer to complete the installation which then validates the appliance guarantee. As the appliance works in conjunction with water it is wise to install a GFCI (Ground Force Circuit Interrupter) Therefore, a qualified plumber with Part P qualifications is recommended. Serviceteam Ltd. have a team of qualified plumbers who can install your InSinkerator.
Why serviceteam Ltd
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We like to feel our prices are competitive. Price is important but expertise and experience is just as important. If you want both, then call Serviceteam Ltd. You won’t be disappointed, that’s a promise!
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Engaging inexperienced tradespeople for complex plumbing works can be damaging and costly. With Serviceteam Ltd our plumbing crew have many years of experience in this line of plumbing, all of whom are at your service and ready to help once you have contacted us.
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If not now but certainly in the future you’re likely to have something in your home or premises that needs repairing or replacing? When you do we have various ways we can approach your job;
Serviceteam completes so many jobs during a year that we can often provide you with a fixed price for the works without attending Other jobs require am enquiry to be raised, so we can compile a quotation. Any photos provided will help us to assess requirements. If your project is large or complex, we will assign one of our qualified engineers to visit and prepare a detailed quotation. Alternatively, you can select serviceteam’s Pay by Time option, certainly if you have an emergency or a “to do” list made up of one or several minor jobs. When on site our engineer will appraise the works required and give an indication of how long the works are expected to take. If we are unable to complete the works within the first visit due to the need for extra time or materials, then we will provide you with a fixed price quotation for the extended works for consideration and authorization before proceeding.
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When booking online the details of your job, including your preferred time slot/s will be sent to our scheduling department where within one working hour, scheduling will assign the appropriately qualified engineer to your job. You will also receive an alert via email confirming your appointment. You can view details of your job and see a photo of the engineer who will be visiting. If we are unable to accommodate your job at the time requested, due to high demands on our resources, we will be in touch with alternative dates.
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If our tradesperson assesses your job and believes that the scope of the works need adjusting in terms of time/materials and price, they will seek you approval before the work begins.
How are tradespeople verified?
All our tradespeople have the relevant trade specific qualifications, have been rigorously screened and come under serviceteam’s insurance policies.
How do we charge?
At the point of booking your service we will log your preferred payment details card number etc. Payment will not be taken from your credit/debit card until the works have been completed, usually within 24 hours. Please note credit card transactions are limited to £150.00. maximum. A copy of your paid invoice and a job-sheet will be emailed to you when payment has been approved. Our dedicated Operations Team, based in London, are on call to discuss any current or future jobs as well as managing your project through to completion. If you prefer to pay with a different card to the one used when booking your appointment, please ask our trades person whilst on site to call the office and update your details.
How do refunds work?
You are eligible for a refund if you cancel within 14 days of booking or the job has not been started and is not within the cancellation time frame.
What if I want to cancel the appointment?
We understand that priorities and plans change, and you may need to rearrange/cancel your booking. Should this be the case please let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary alterations to our work schedules. If we don’t receive enough notice of your cancellation or appointment rescheduling within the terms outlined below, then there is a possibility you will be charged a cancellation fee.
(1.) A charge of £10.00 (ten pounds) will be payable if the service is cancelled within 24 hours. (2.) If the scheduled appointment is cancelled within 12 hours (or less) a 50% charge of the booking fee will be applied (3.) If the appointment is cancelled when engineer arrives at the property (on the doorstep - photos and times will be provided) and within our texted 3-hour time slot the full booking fee will become payable. None of the above charges are profit items and only contribute to the cost of late cancellation/lost business.
Do I need to provide parking?
As you know parking in and around London can be problematic and extremely costly (depending on the area) if a parking space can be reserved for our engineer it would be appreciated and help increase efficiency of the service provided (no feeding meters etc or mobile app updating). The quote we have provided does not include the cost of parking and/or congestion charge which will be added to the final invoice (if applicable). Please inform your personal account manager if any special parking instructions like parking permit/free parking can be provided. For properties on the rim of the congestion zone and it is not possible for our engineer to attend without entering/clipping the charge zone, we may need to add the charge to the final bill ? Please check with your personal account manager in advance of your appointment if you’re not sure?