Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement
Garbage disposals are some of the best little gadgets in the home…except when they stop working. Then you’ve got a problem, and it's often a messy one.
There’s plenty that can go wrong: a jammed grinder, something stuck in the grinder plates, a failed electrical connection or tripped reset button; excess food debris that stick or clog; and plain old misuse.
Garbage Disposal Solutions
Although disposals seem like they should be an easy honey-do fix, it’s best to call a professional once you’ve tried the reset button, or attempted to clear the clog manually. It’s easy to further damage the disposal, or even cause injury to yourself if something goes wrong.
Often, we can resolve the problem quickly and simply by removing the cause of the clog or jam. But if the disposal unit has reached the end of its useful life, or has developed electrical problems, it’s probably best to replace it. We’ll perform a thorough inspection and offer suggestions.
Avoid Problems In The Future
Even a new disposal unit will bog down with clogs when you try to make it grind up items it isn’t built for. Don’t strain your disposal with:
- Fat or grease
- Stringy vegetables, like celery
- Potato skins
- Whole fruits or vegetables
- Non-food items, like bones or dirt
It’s also a good idea before running the disposal to check for silverware or other odd items that sometimes slip down into the disposal from your sink basin.
Contact the experts at Troudt Plumbing for all your garbage disposal needs, from repair to replacement.