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Insinkerator Installation and Repair

Dealing with food waste cannot be easier with a kitchen Insinkerator.
InsinKerators are powerful units that can grind up the majority of organic waste. Other food waste not suitable for the InsinKerator, is placed in separate bins and disposed of with your regular refuse or separate food waste collection service. Alternatively, you may compost it if you are a keen gardener.

The growing concern for the environment has reached new heights, particularly in London, where we constantly strive to find ways to minimise our carbon footprint. The electrical Insinkerator, an innovative electrical garbage disposal system, could be the answer to managing food waste in our homes. By grinding up food scraps, the InsinKerator significantly decreases the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills. This technology not only helps the environment but can also benefit homeowners in terms of heating and plumbing repair costs. The installation process is simple and can typically be finished within a few hours. With the InsinKerator, you can make a real difference to the planet from your kitchen.

So, how can we minimise kitchen waste?

Reducing kitchen waste not only benefits the environment but also saves money. While composting is a great solution for some kitchen scraps, it may not be able to handle all waste/garbage. Installing an electrical food waste disposal unit, such as an Insinkerator, can be an effective solution. This machine grinds non-recyclable waste/garbage into small particles, thus preventing pipe blockages. The waste is then treated at the wastewater facility for safe disposal. If you’re in London, look for a professional plumbing and gas heating company that provides Insinkerator installation and repairs. With garbage disposal in your kitchen, you can lessen your food waste output while keeping your pipes and drain free from blockages.

If you have a separate septic tank, any additional waste may increase its emptying frequency.

Two Types of Waste Disposal Units

You can choose between two waste disposal units depending on your specific usage.

Continuous feed waste disposal units are the most efficient type. They operate via an air or electric switch, allowing continuous waste food disposal. Once all the waste is ground down, simply switch the unit off. It is the most common unit type as it is fast and effective.

The Batch Feed disposer is a safe option for families with children. Waste is deposited in batches and ground once the chamber is full. To initiate the operation, cover the cavity with the plug and turn it shut. As an option, some continuous feed models can be transformed into batch feed units. Certain InSinkErator models offer a cover control that renders this conversion feature.

At Serviceteam London, we understand the frustration when electrical or gas heating appliances fail to operate properly. When this happens, it’s important to have a reliable and professional service to help. We provide comprehensive electrical, plumbing, gas, and heating services across London and nearby areas. Our skilled tradespeople are available 24/7 and are equipped to handle everything from simple repairs to complex installations. Our dedication to quality and excellence is something we take great pride in. However, you can rest assured that your InSinkeraotr will perform at its best in no time. Contact Serviceteam today, and let us handle all your repair and replacement needs.

Serviceteam offers free quotes for waste disposal repairs/ electrical InSinkerator repairs. To obtain a quote, please email us pictures of the unit and a fault description. If you’d like, you can talk to our team member. Afterwards, we can schedule a visit to your InSinkerator repair or install a new waste disposal unit.

If you encounter issues with your waste disposal unit or wish to have it replaced, request a free quote from serviceteam. Submit an image of your current unit and the connections beneath the sink via Floquote (contact us for the link), and receive a quote for a superior, contemporary disposal unit from one of our advisors.

You can book one of our plumbing engineers in London for an onsite assessment.

An InSinkerator can reduce waste and benefit the environment. Food waste in landfills emits harmful methane gas as it breaks down over time, but recycling can turn it into a plant fertiliser or even a source of renewable energy. Here are a few points to consider:

  • Reduces weekly waste/garbage and helps to cut down on landfill.
  • Significantly cuts down on unpleasant odours caused by stored food waste/garbage.
  • Decomposes the food to provide beneficial fertiliser for the plants.
  • It helps to prevent the clogging of pipes and saves time and money needed for plumbing repairs and maintenance.
  • Simple to install
  • Runs quietly (depending on motor size).
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Environmentally friendly way of disposing of some food waste

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What's included in this service?

  • A fixed price. No hidden costs; we'll confirm the price before proceeding.
  • A 12-month workmanship and materials guarantee, giving peace of mind.
  • Get a free instant quote: We will provide you with a fixed-price quote to replace your existing waste disposal.
  • However, if you want an engineer to visit the site to diagnose the fault, just contact us to arrange it.
  • Fault diagnosis and repair: Our engineers will evaluate, diagnose, and try to resolve the issue within the initial hour of assessment. For this, we charge a fixed price. Occasionally, when we cannot fix your fault within the 1st hour or when additional materials are required, we always provide you with a fixed quotation for the additional work before proceeding.

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?

  • Any congestion zone or parking charges: This will be added at cost to the final bill (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided).
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does an InSinkerator waste disposal unit require daily maintenance?

Unlike most household appliances, the InSinkerator waste disposal unit doesn’t need daily maintenance. Simply ensure it’s clean, and you’re good to go. However, it does depend on the waste throughput.

Q: How often should it be cleaned?

Food waste buildup inside disposal units can cause unpleasant odours. Keep your unit clean and fresh by following these easy steps.

  • Isolate the unit from the main supply.
  • Remove the sink baffle and clean thoroughly.
  • Replace the baffle.
  • Reconnect the power supply.
  • Turn on the InSinkerator and turn on the cold water to flush the unit.
  • To freshen the unit, add a handful of ice cubes mixed in with a quantity of citrus fruit, like lemon wedges.

Q: Do I need a professional plumber to replace or install an InSinkerator?

It is recommended to hire a professional engineer to complete your InSinkerator installation, which will validate the appliance warranty. The appliance works with water and should have a GFCI (Ground Force Circuit Interrupter) installed, so it’s wise to engage a qualified plumber with Part P qualifications. The plumbing engineers at serviceteam London is all qualified for InSinKerator installation.

Q: What can I put in a disposal unit?

It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to safely dispose of waste in the Insinkerator to avoid mechanical issues. Be cautious when disposing of different types of waste materials, as every appliance has limitations. If you’re unsure, always refer to the manufacturer’s operating manual. Remember, it is not a ‘Black Hole’ capable of eating everything.

Q: How noisy is a waste disposal unit?

Different sizes of motors are available for waste disposal units. Generally, the size of the motor and its HP rating depends on a family’s needs and size. For a small family, a ⅓ or ½ HP motor should suffice, while a ½ to ¾ HP motor would benefit a medium-sized family of 6. A larger family would require an HP rating of ¾ to 1 HP. The noise level produced by the unit is linked to the HP rating; however, the unit is only used in short bursts. Serviceteam can fit any InSinkerator you choose.

Q: What can I do to service my InSinkerator?

It is necessary to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to maintain the appliance and keep it in good condition. For reference, consult the appliance manual provided by the manufacturer.

Q: What is the average life span of InSinkerator?

A high-quality unit typically lasts around 10 to 15 years.


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