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Garbage Disposal Repair, Replacement and Installation

Friendly and knowledgeable plumbers

Like any mechanical appliance, a garbage disposal will experience wear and tear over time with regular use. The constant grinding and chopping of food waste can cause the blades to become dull, the motor to wear out, and the housing to crack or leak. Additionally, certain types of food waste can be more damaging to the disposal than others. Hard items such as bones, fruit pits, and eggshells can cause the blades to become dull or even break, while starchy foods like pasta and potato peels can create a sticky paste that clogs the disposal's drain.

To extend the lifespan of your garbage disposal, it's important to use it properly and take care of it. Avoid putting hard or stringy foods down the disposal, and always run cold water while the unit is in use. Regular cleaning can also help to prevent buildup and odors. If you notice any strange noises, leaks, or other issues with your garbage disposal, it's important to address them promptly to prevent further damage. With proper use and maintenance, a garbage disposal can last for many years and provide a convenient and hygienic way to dispose of food waste.

3 things to check before calling a plumber

  • Make sure you have power to your unit. Funny things can happen, so make sure your disposal hasn't come unplugged and your GFI switch or breakers have not tripped.

  • Most disposals have a reset button located somewhere on the unit. You can try to reset your disposal to see if it will come back on.

  • If your unit is humming it is possible something has jammed the blades. You can try using a wooden broom handle or something similar to try and spin the blades and unjam the disposal.

If none of the above help, fill out the form below or call us at 405.949.5555 for for immediate scheduling.

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