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A garbage disposal is something that, given proper maintenance and care, should last you for several years. It is an effective tool that is a part of most modern households today and something that is used regularly. Even with all your care and caution while using it, you may find yourself facing a problem with your garbages disposal unit. In that case, you can look to us for assistance and avail our services for helping you find the best solution to your problem.
The unit is a simple piece of machinery usually attached below your kitchen sink for the purpose of grinding food and other waste materials that you dispose of through your sink drain. A circulating motor rotates a set of blades that tear up the waste into pieces small enough that can pass through your plumbing easily. It is usually electrically powered. Over 50% of homes in the US use garbage disposal units.
A disposal faces the challenge of grinding whatever you pass into it. They, in turn, produce their own unique set of problems that a homeowner may encounter. Here are a few of the most common problems you can check for before calling us for assistance. However, whatever you do, be careful NEVER to put your hand into the drain or the grinding chamber of the disposals unit.
Unit Not Turning On
If your garbage disposals unit isn’t turning on the first thing you can do is to check if it has overheated due to overuse or overfilling. In that case, check under the unit for a reset button (usually red), and press it. If that changes nothing, it may be that the circuit breaker for your unit may have tripped. Check your circuit box and retry turning the unit on, if the problem persists, call your plumbing professional to schedule an appointment.
Humming but Not Grinding
If upon turning on, the garbage disposals unit is humming but not grinding the waste it could be jammed. Be careful NOT TO put your hand into the chamber or down the drain as you may be able to unjam the blades but cause serious injury to yourself as soon as the blades become unjammed and start rotating.
Disposal units are enclosed and so any leaking that you may be noticing could be the result of loose pipes or leaking ones as well. Call us to have our trained professionals assess and handle your problem for you.
Replacement or Repair
A disposal is meant to last you for more than a few years without timely repairs and maintenance. However, the amount of use it gets results in every unit wearing out eventually and that is the time for it to be replaced. Unsure whether your current problem demands a repair or replacement solution? Let our representatives assess the situation and help you in making an informed decision.
Broken or Malfunctioning
A problem with the garbage disposals unit is one of the most common problems plumbers get called for today. The reason is the misuse the unit faces in our hands. It is such a commonly and frequently used item that we often end up dumping the wrong items down it and that results in a problem for your home. Here’s a list of items you should avoid putting into your disposal to avoid getting it clogged or jammed.
- Coffee grinds
- Potato Peels
- Onion Skins
- Fruit Pits
- Corn Husks
- Rutabaga Peels
- Dental Floss
- Flower Clipping
- Rutabaga Peels
- Shrimp Body Shells
- Popcorn Kernels
- Cooking Oils
You can count on us to help you with any problem you may face related to your disposal unit. However, here are a few maintenance tips to help you care for your garbages disposal better.
- Run cold water during the operation of your garbages disposal unit to help cool it while it runs.
- Leave the unit on until all food scraps have been completely consumed.
- After all food scraps have been effectively disposed of, run hot water through it for a little while to help wash all the food residue away.
- At least once a week, pour some dishwashing liquid into the unit and run hot water through it after turning it off.
- Put in two cups of ice cubes along with a cup of rock salt, then run the unit with cold water to help break up embedded sludge, allowing it to be rinsed away with the water.
In case of any problem, or if you’re unsure of the solution your problem demands, don’t hesitate to call us for help or to schedule an appointment for our services. Click here to learn more.
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