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50+ reviews with an average of 4.6 stars

Garbage Disposals

We have a friend who dumps the leftovers from her family dinner directly into her garbage disposal. Luckily, she knows plumbers who help her keep her kitchen drain line clear. She and everyone should know that the garbage disposal is intended for small food particles, and not the entire remains of a family dinner or dinner party.

Recommendation

Raymark recommends scraping kitchen scraps and unwanted leftovers into the compost container instead of down the sink. This will help you (and our friend) save on plumbing problems and the costs of repair. Take advantage of Seattle’s Food & Yard Waste composting program, picked up weekly at the same time as garbage and recycling.  This one step will prevent most of the commonly reported garbage disposal problems.

When you send too much down your drain pipes, clogged drain lines are often the result. Your garbage disposal is connected to your kitchen sink drain, which is connected to your home’s main drain line, which flows into your side sewer line, and then into the sewer main. Keep these drains running free by disposing only the minimum of non-water waste in them.

Avoid Problems

Extend the life of your disposal and avoid disposal and drain problems by following these recommendations:

  • Don’t treat your garbage disposal like a garbage can. Only put small food scraps down it.
  • Don’t put grease down the disposal. Chopped up grease is still grease and causes clogs.
  • Don’t overload the disposal. Only put small food debris down the disposal, not an entire head of old lettuce or a bag of old apples. Put these in your food waste container instead.
  • Don’t put hard food into the disposal. No nut shells, avocado or peach pits, corn cobs, bones, coffee grounds, or egg shells.
  • Don’t put anything stringy or with strings down the disposal, e.g. celery and teabags. Strings wrap around the grinders and stop the disposal from working.
  • Don’t use a caustic drain cleaner. These corrode your disposal and your pipes, and plumbers do not like putting their hands or tools into the caustic mixture.

Call Raymark if you need help with your garbage disposal. Our techs carry several replacement options on their trucks if needed.

Schedule your Raymark appointment today by calling 206-430-1954 or complete our Contact form.

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5 stars

Service was great, as always. About to call to set up appt for follow up phase that Jose pointed out.

B. Lakshmi 2019 email

Service Was Great

5 stars

Called on a holiday morning with a toilet crisis (it WAS a crisis because we only have one, and it was completely clogged) – Joe promptly came out and remedied the situation within the hour. Expected a long wait and a hefty bill but no such case. Joe additionally advised us to replace our old, inefficient toilet sometime in the future. Not the first time we’ve called Raymark and won’t be the last.

B. Lorette 2019 Google Review

Promptly Came

5 stars

Jose was awesome: gave my kitchen faucet a quick temporary fix while I got a new fixture, and then installed the new one perfectly. Brittany (in the office) made sure Jose got here as soon as possible!

J. Rigby 2019 Google Review

Awesome

5 stars

Excellent same day service. Very friendly plumbers and office staff. Recommended to a friend the very next week.

Marion M. 2018 BBB Review

Recommended

5 stars

Raymark has done several jobs for me. Ty was out today to clear a blocked kitchen line, and did a great job explaining the options, costs etc.

Todd C . 2018 BBB Review

A Great Job

5 stars

Truly excellent service; timely and very professional.

Jeff S. 2018 BBB Review

Truly Excellent

5 stars

Jose was the BEST! He was able to fix our issue quickly and cleanly.

Janeen M.  2018 BBB Review

The Best

5 stars

Hayden and his team were fantastic. Fast, high-quality work at an affordable price. They have a lot of experience dealing with older buildings, and I would highly recommend Raymark for anyone living in a building or home with older pipes.

Ann L. 2018 Facebook

Fantastic

5 stars

Raymark has helped me with all of my plumbing needs for the last 30+ years. They are wonderful to work with, very responsive and always able to assess the problem quickly and determine the best solution at a reasonable price.

Sheila Frawley 2018 Google Review

Very Responsive

5 stars

They did an excellent job. Work was completed on time at the price quoted. We were kept up to date at each step of the way.

Craig H. 2018 Review Buzz

Excellent Job

5 stars

Dion did a great job and was professional and friendly.

Marc M. 2018 Review Buzz

Professional and friendly

5 stars

Jose with Raymark Plumbing was very professional, clear in how he planned to fix the issue, and upfront about what the cost was going to be. Overall, the experience was very pleasant and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Raymark again in the future. Thank you!

Weston Manzer 2018 Google Review

Experience was very pleasant

5 stars

Ty and his assistant did a great job replacing pipes under our kitchen sink and attaching earthquake straps to the hot water tank. Ty was very patient in explaining the position of the straps. I would ask for him again in a heartbeat…. They were on time and finished very quickly.

Kathleen Fellstrom 2018 Google Review

Very Patient

5 stars

Had a clog that was filling up my basement. The guys at Raymark found the problem and replaced the pipe. After the pipe was replaced they made sure the rest of the plumbing was in working condition. Their attitudes were great and they worked hard. Very satisfied customer.

Joyce M. 2018 Review Buzz

Very satisfied customer

5 stars

Personnel were very warm and professional, and plumbers did a great job with both explaining and showing what they were doing. They addressed all concerns and were prompt in getting back to me. It was a big job, new sewer pipe put in from the house to the street.

Lois H. 2018 Review Buzz

Warm and professional

5 stars

Excellent workers. On time, well prepared, knowledgeable and efficient.

Dan Dawkins 2018 Review Buzz

Knowledgeable and efficient

5 stars

I can’t say enough great things about Raymark! Wonderful, friendly service. And they just replaced my business hot water heater on a Friday evening. Thank you!!

Ann D. 2018 Review Buzz

Wonderful, friendly service

5 stars

Good morning, Raymark. Thanks, Anthony, for sending Dan to the rescue last week. We hadn’t been struck by an earthquake under our kitchen sink after all. Dan tightened the wobbly faucet, as well as its companion spouts, then wrestled the obstinate spray hose into line. Ingenious, he cobbled a defense so the hose could avoid tangling in the pipes. Dan is genial, and we really appreciate his visit.

Sincerely yours,
Sharon Raymark-is-my-plumber K. 2018

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