Replace Your Garbage Disposal on Your Own
Every house owner that has a garbage disposal in their home must replace it at some point. 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. Most of the time, people find it quite a bit inconvenient to employ someone to do the job of replacing the garbage disposal for them plus it is expensive.
Once you know a bit about garbage disposal, you will discover that it is an easy task for you to do and only needed common tools. Now if you love to do DIY stuff, then this is a great opportunity for you shine as well as save some money 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 very first step you have to do is to check the model, make and also the horsepower of your existing garbage disposal. You can find this particular information on a data plate of your garbage disposal. This information is important especially when you buy a new garbage disposal. If you find identical make, horsepower, and model, then you won’t have any problem with that. But if the unit is not available anymore, you can either ask your local home improvement dealer for a suggestion on what is a nice substitute or browse online and acquire this information as well.
Take a Picture of Your 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. By doing this, you will clearly see how the plumbing is configured. Since most of us do not have a great photographic memory, then I would suggest to take a picture and see how it is hooked up. The photos will be useful in case you forgot what goes where.
Ask Some Help from a Home Improvement Store
The third thing to do is to take the information you have with the photos you have taken to you home improvement dealer. If the dealer knows your configuration, he or she might be able to give you some tips on the installation and the things that you will need as well.
Install the Garbage Disposal on Your Own
After you buy your replacement disposal, you will find out that most disposals have instructions on it. If there is a special wrench required to be able to install the disposal, it will usually be in the packaging. A special wrench will allow you to twist the disposal manually if it jammed. So you must not throw this wrench because you may need it in the future to fix your disposal.