If you are experiencing a garbage disposal problem there are actions you can take before calling Newman’s Plumbing. First, make sure you did not trip the circuit breaker on your main circuit breaker panel. Secondly, see if you need to reset the power trip button (usually a red button) on the bottom of your garbage disposal located underneath your sink. Resetting the power can often take care of the problem.
It is common for the blades of your disposal to get jammed. This problem can sometimes be fixed by taking a large stick or broom handle and try to dislodge the blades. Items such as silverware can often fall into the drain and become lodged in your system
Note: your garbage disposal and the dishwasher share some of the same plumbing lines. It is not unusual to experience problems with your dishwasher at the same time you are experiencing garbage disposal problems or vice versa.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
- Humming motors with limited to no grinding
- Louder than usual noises
- Leaks below the unit
- Water pooling in the sink area
- Disposals that will not turn on or will not stay on
Newman’s Plumbing is available 24/7 to fix every one of these problems. We’re experienced plumbers, and there’s no garbage disposal issue that we haven’t seen or solved! We keep our trucks stocked with parts to finish repairs in just one visit. If your unit needs replacement, we’re prepared to work with your needs and budget to find the perfect replacement for you. Then, we’ll provide a reliable installation backed by a satisfaction guarantee!
Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal
After we install your garbage disposal, maintaining it is the best way to extend its life.
Here are tips for keeping your garbage disposal system running:
- Run ice cubes and citrus peels through it for 30 seconds to take care of smells.
- Avoid dumping excessive food waste into your unit. If you can scoop it with your hand, it shouldn’t go down your drain!
- Flush out your system regularly while running hot water.
Garbage disposal systems are a workhorse in the kitchen. These devices chew through thousands of pounds of waste before they have any issues. As a result, we are often surprised when they have problems because we trust their reliability. However, no matter how reliable your unit has been, its role in chewing through thick waste means that a problem is inevitable. Always go through the basics of this list. If you’re still experiencing a problem call Newman’s Plumbing Service & Repair, LLC.