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Rowlett garbage disposal repair & Installation

Kitchen Plumbing Assistance in Rockwall & the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

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.

When your garbage disposal stops working, call Pope Plumbing Company, Inc. at (214) 516-7440. We will be there fast and get it working in no time.

How Long Do Garbage Disposals Typically Last?

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:

  • Use your garbage disposal on a regular basis
  • Avoid putting items in the disposal that can be damaging to the blades
  • Don’t put too much food waste down the disposal at a time
  • Use cold water when using the disposal, instead of hot water

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!

Why Is My Garbage Disposal Not Working?

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.

Signs that You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

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:

  • Though it sounds like it is running, the blades aren’t spinning or grinding -
    If you don't even hear a humming sound coming from the garbage disposal when you are using it, it could be that there is a problem with your unit's electrical supply. Check to see if the unit is plugged in properly and if it still isn't turning on, give us a call for our expert garbage disposal services.
  • Your kitchen sink is backed up or clogged -
    If you notice that your sink is slowly draining or is clogged it could be that their is something wrong with your garbage disposal. Rather then trying to fix it with a pair of pliers, contact us for the professional help you need.
  • There is water pooling under your sink, or you see leakage around your disposal -
    At first a small leak may be nothing you take notice of, but often those leaks get bigger and cause more problems in the long run. If you notice water pooling around your disposal, call us for help sooner, rather then later.

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.

Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

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:

  • Liquids
  • Soft foods
  • Thoroughly chopped foods
  • Ice cubes

The following should not be run through your garbage disposal:

  • Bones
  • Coffee grounds
  • Hard or fibrous foods
  • Oils and grease
  • Pasta or grains
  • Pits and large seeds from fruits
  • Non-food items

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!

Call Us for Garbage Disposal Replacement

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!

Are you looking to upgrade your garbage disposal? Contact Pope Plumbing Company, Inc. at (214) 516-7440 for service today.

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