Safety Tips For Garbage Disposer Installation

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What safety tips should I keep in mind before I install a garbage disposer?

Safety Tips For Garbage Disposer Installation

Installing a garbage disposer is a project for someone who feels comfortable working with electricity and has an intermediate level of experience with do-it-yourself projects around the house. If you plan on installing the garbage disposer yourself, keep these safety tips in mind.

  • Disconnect the power to your garbage disposer and lock the main panel box so no one accidentally turns the power on while you're working on the project.
  • As added insurance, do a test of the wires to make sure the power is indeed off.
  • Check with your local building and safety department to find out if permits are necessary for the project.
  • Consult with an electrician to avoid overloading the circuits.
  • Wear eye goggles and a dust mask to protect your face during the garbage disposer installation.
  • When you've completed the garbage disposer installation, ask an inspector to check your work.



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