It is a fact that each and every restaurants, fast food chains, households or any other commercial buildings are producing a lot of food scraps every day, thus can lead to the occurrence of sanitation, public health and environmental problems in every community. A certain architect named John W. Hammes has created and designed a very useable and beneficial device that can lessen the occurrence of such problems in the community and that certain device is what we called as garbage disposal. The useful and beneficial device called as garbage disposal is also called by other people as garbage disposal unit, waste disposal unit, garburator and garbage disposer, and it is definitely installed under the sink that is placed in the kitchen area and it is commonly powered with the electricity. The main function of garbage disposal is to shred any food particles or food waste so that it can pass through plumbing, thus can help in keeping away any undesirable smell from the left-over foods out of the garbage cans and the kitchen area. There are two types of garbage disposal namely the continuous feed, which is the most commonly used type of garbage disposal and can be used by feeding in the waste after being started, and the second type is the batch feed, in which the waste are placed inside before the operation started.
Owners and the management of fast food chains and restaurants are advised to purchase and install such device in their commercial kitchen, for it provides great benefits which can promote orderliness and cleanliness of the surrounding areas of their kitchen. As the days passed by, the garbage disposal device may have the need some fixing, specifically when food waste back up or hums on another sink, when it tends to leak and foul odor may spread on the kitchen’s surrounding area, which can be caused by the wearing out of the important components of the said device such as its motor, bearing and faulty seals. Repairing the device is very expensive, good thing is that there are some ways which can help in maintaining the device in good condition and for a long duration of time, and that includes keeping anything too hard, such as hard bones and hard shells of shrimps, shellfish and crabs, out of the disposal which can cause the shredder to become dull and become less efficient; not placing any starchy or fibrous items in the disposal or in a minimal increments or cut in small pieces, such as celery, banana peels, potato peelings, artichokes, coffee grounds or filters, hard seeds and fruit pits, onion skins and egg shells, and instead placed in composting sites; avoidance of placing any trash or hard items such as utensils, glass, screw, nails, rubber bands, cigarette butts, hair, grease, bottle caps and children’s toys; by running cold water while the disposal system is on to avoid overheating; and by cleaning the garbage disposal in a regular manner.