Many commercial kitchens rely on garburators to assist with cooking preparation and clean-up tasks. But when those garburators stop working correctly, it can slow down production and lead to clogged sink drains. When you need help with your commercial garburators, count on your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing for unmatched service and workmanship.
Commercial Garburator Installation and Replacement
Whether you need a new garburator installed or an old one replaced, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the one to call. From selecting the right model for your kitchen to expert installation, you’re always in good hands. We guarantee our parts and workmanship on every job, so if something goes wrong with your new garburator, just give us a call and we’ll make it right.
Commercial Garburator Repairs
Whenever possible, we will make every effort to fix an existing garburator. More times than not, fixing a garburator comes down to clearing up jammed blades or replacing a seal. These are some of the most common commercial garburator issues we resolve for our happy customers:
- The motor hums but the blades don’t grind.
- The grinding noise becomes increasingly loud.
- The garburator loses power before it’s turned off.
- The garburator leaks water.
- Water doesn’t drain out from the garburator sink.
Garburator Maintenance Tips
Following garburator best practices will go a long way toward keeping your commercial garburator running smoothly. If you want to prevent the need for future repairs, it all boils down to these four tips:
- Always run the water while the garburator is in operation.
- Don’t cram too much food waste down the garburator at once. Be patient.
- Be careful about what you put down the garburator. Eggshells, potato peels, bones, and grease are just a few examples of foods that should always go in the garbage can instead.
- To keep the blades clean and the drain smelling fresh, run a handful of ice cubes and a few small pieces of citrus peel through the garburator every few days.
Find Commercial Garburator Services Near You
Your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your source for all commercial garburator services. With more than five decades in the industry, we’ve seen and fixed it all. Call or request a job estimate online today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the best garburator for a commercial kitchen?
For your commercial kitchen, choose a high-capacity garburator with at least one horsepower and stainless-steel blades that provide a fine grind. The more powerful the unit, the bigger it may be, so verify there’s enough space under your sink for your chosen garburator. If the unit will be installed under a sink near customers, select one with sound reduction technology.
Where does garburator waste go?
After a garburator grinds up food waste, the particles are washed down the drain into the sewer system or septic tank.
Can you use a garburator with a septic system?
Garburators and septic systems don’t mix. Using a garburator will fill the septic tank with sludge faster, overwhelming the bacteria in the system and leading to more frequent pump-out services.
Are garburators good for the environment?
Yes. Using a garburator keeps food scraps out of landfills, thereby reducing methane gas creation. Some wastewater treatment facilities have even implemented technology to divert food waste from sewers and turn it into a renewable energy source.