If your garbage disposal is not working and you have a sink full of dirty water and food, it is time to call an expert. Garbage disposals are a great appliance to have, but as with any modern convenience, they can have problems. Your garbage disposal may be malfunctioning due to:
- Jammed Grinder
- Something Stuck in the Grinding Plates
- Failed Electrical Connection
- A Tripped Reset Button
- Excess Food Remnants
Garbage Disposal Problem Solutions
Your garbage disposal is not something that a home handyman should attempt to fix. You can further damage the disposal or be put in a dangerous situation if your try and stick your hand into the disposal to fix the problem. Our trained technicians know the proper way to handle a faulty garbage disposal and will do so safely. We will inspect the disposal, determine the problem and repair the issue.
For most issues, including jams and clogs, we can remove the problem and return your garbage disposal to normal. If your garbage disposal has reached the end of its useful life, have an electrical problem or the motor is blown, replacing the unit may be your best option.
How to Avoid Problems in the Future
Once your garbage disposal has been repaired, it is important to take steps to avoid the problem in the future. Here is a list of items that should never be put in your garbage disposal:
- Fat or Grease
- Stringy Vegetables (i.e. Celery)
- Potato Skins
- Whole Fruits or Vegetables
- Non-Food Items
Have your garbage disposal serviced today by Dupree Plumbing!