All about Commercial Garbage Disposal 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. Another term used for garbage disposal includes garburator, garbage disposes, garbage disposal unit and waste disposal unit, and it is a device that is installed specifically between the sink’s drain and trap, and is commonly powered with the use of the electrical system. 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 basic types of garbage disposal, namely the batch feed which is typically used by placing the waste inside the disposal before the device is being started, and the continuous feed which is the most commonly used type of garbage disposal and is typically used by placing the food waste in the disposal after being 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. Fixation and repair of such device may be needed over time, specifically when foul odor may spread all over the kitchen area, when it tends to leak and the food waste backs up or hums on the other sink, and most of these undesirable occurrences may be caused by the wearing out of the essential components of the said devices such as faulty seals, bearing and its motor. 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.