We often take our garbage disposal for granted. When we flip the switch, we expect it to work. However, these plumbing appliances, like all things, can wear out. And, it's easy to accidentally put the wrong item down the drain and have your garbage disposal break. When this happens, it's frustrating, and you're left with a mess on your hands. Our professional garbage disposal repair plumbers in Rowlett can help. All of our plumbers are fully trained, licensed, background checked, and drug tested. Whether you're a homeowner or a commercial customer, we will take care of you.
In general garbage disposals are designed to last about 10 years, however, how you take care of your garbage disposal can of course change this projected lifespan. Below are some tips on how to take proper care of your garbage disposal:
Once a garbage disposal has run its course it will typically begin to show signs of failure. These signs include, clogging more often, making strange noises, and generally perform weaker than before. If you are noticing any of these signs it’s best to contact an experienced plumber to take a look at your system. If it’s time for your disposal to be replaced Pope Plumbing Company, Inc. is here to help you!
A garbage disposal can stop working for various reasons. Here are some common troubleshooting steps you can take to identify and potentially fix the issue:
Power Supply: Check the plug and press the reset button.
Circuit Breaker: Reset tripped circuits.
Jam or Blockage: Turn off power, remove debris, and rotate the mechanism.
Motor Overload: Allow time for cooling.
GFCI Outlet: Reset if tripped.
Wiring Issues: Consult a professional.
Faulty Motor: Consider professional repair or replacement.
Garbage disposals are one of the most-used appliances in any kitchen, residential or commercial. These handy gadgets grind up food waste and keep your drain clear. Without a garbage disposal, you're prone to sink clogs, backed up pipes, and foul odors. When you start seeing signs that your garbage disposal is having trouble, you should call a plumber to take care of the problem right away. This will save you time, money, and will keep your kitchen running smoothly.
Symptoms of a garbage disposal problem include:
You should never stick your hand or a utensil in your garbage disposal while it is running. This is extremely dangerous, and you risk hurting yourself or others. If your garbage disposal is giving you trouble, call our Rowlett garbage disposal repair plumbers. We often have same-day appointments available, and we will help you repair your garbage disposal safely and effectively.
If you have just installed a new garbage disposal, or if you are looking to extend the life of your existing disposal, you are probably wondering what you can do to get the most out of your appliance. The best thing you can do is to ensure that you are only putting appropriate items down your disposal.
Your garbage disposal can safely handle the following:
The following should not be run through your garbage disposal:
Garbage disposal manufacturers recommended that you only use cold water when running your garbage disposal. After you have finished grinding up your waste, you should keep the water and the disposal running for approximately 30 seconds to ensure that the drain is flushed out. Occasionally grinding up ice cubes in your garbage disposal will help clean the blades and break up any accumulated gunk. Make sure you check out the rest of our plumbing services!
If your garbage disposal is beyond repair, or if you are looking to upgrade to a more advanced model, Pope Plumbing Company, Inc. can help. Our residential and commercial garbage disposal plumbers are well-versed in all makes and models. We will help you select the new disposal that best meets your needs and your budget.
Our Rowlett garbage disposal installation plumbers also specialize in commercial-grade garbage disposals and have helped a variety of clients in settings such as commercial kitchens, cafeterias, hotels, and schools. Regardless if you need one garbage disposal for your home or several for your business, we have the skill and experience to get the job done. Take a look at our specials as well as our reviews!
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