Pros To Using a Disposal Air Switch

Why Air Switch rather than Electrical Wall Switch?

A garbage disposal air switch activates your disposal by pressing a button, which sends a pulse of air through PVC tubing to a control box underneath your sink which contains an air pressure switch. The disposal air switch is compatible with most garbage disposals and installation is easy! For installation instructions,

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SAFE ACTIVATION using disposal air switch

The air switches do not rely on electricity therefore they can be mounted on the counter or sink surfaces. The mounting style allows easy access compared to the traditional wall switch. The wall switch is best mounted off the surface area of a counter or sink (to avoid the wet environment), which can make them an inconvenience. If the switch were installed near the sink, exposure to water and other liquid, with the potential of a shock hazard! Using a disposal air switch you remove the risk of electrical shock because there is no current at the point of actuation. The garbage disposal air switch is a great solution for island sink installations.


Buttons can be purchased individually or you can purchase the complete assembly to activate your garbage disposal safely. The buttons are available in a number of different finishes to match your kitchen decor – white, chrome or satin nickel are Presair’s stock options.


• Has an air switch for safe activation
• Freedom mount with attached power cord allows flexibility in mounting your air switch
• Includes a spring loaded brass center post, made to be used with continuous feed waste          disposers
• UL approved
• No tools are required for installation
• 1-3/8 in. mounting hole

For more information about Presair’s garbage disposal air switch, visit our online store or contact us!

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3 thoughts on “Pros To Using a Disposal Air Switch

  1. Ronnie

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  2. Robin

    I have been using a disposal air switch for almost 20 years. I can’t believe this is still a relatively rare method for switching on/off a garbage disposal. Using an air switch, there is no need to have a hole in your backsplash wall for the electric switch and therefore no electrical risk, as was mentioned above. Air switches are fantastic to use. IMHO they look better than a clunky old wall switch, too.

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