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Food Waste Disposer
The food waste disposer sits under the sink and, when engaged, grinds up food in the sink so that it will easily pass through the kitchen plumbing.
An inspection of the waste disposer will include making sure that the device is in good working order, that the blades are sharp and that the switch works correctly. Since the disposer is located near water, it's also important that the unit be grounded properly and that the switch be a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) unit. A thorough inspection will also include checking the plumbing surrounding the unit for any leaks. A leaky waste disposer can cause water to seep under the kitchen cabinets, leading to mold.