The Powerhouse of Your Kitchen
The utility of garbage disposals is invaluable. The ability to scrape our plates off in the sink and not have to worry about them causing a problem is extremely beneficial. Garbage disposals have become must-haves in modern kitchens. If you don’t have one, consider a garbage disposal installation for your home. They offer significant advantages, such as keeping your sink from clogging up and adding greater convenience to your kitchen. While garbage disposals are great for the kitchen, they can run into their own problems. Garbage disposal repairs range from simple unclogs to complete replacements!
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Garbage Disposal Repairs We Offer
As your garbage disposal takes care of your food waste, it sees a lot of wear and tear. These appliances are built to last, but putting the wrong foods down the drain can lead to needing garbage disposal repairs. The team at ASAP Plumbing Experts can perform a wide range of garbage disposal repairs such as the following:
- Leaking garbage disposal repair
- Clogged garbage disposal repair
- Motor failure
- Grinding metal or noisy disposal
- Improper drainage
- And more!
When New Garbage Disposal Installation is Right
Many homeowners rely on garbage disposal repairs when their appliance continues to give them problems. However, there are certain times when a new garbage disposal installation is right for you. You can look for certain signs when determining if a replacement is needed. We recommend you seek garbage disposal installation services if you notice your appliance showing any of the following signs:
- Clogs often
- Frequent repairs
- Use the reset button often
- Persistent leaking
- Failed motor
THE KNOW HOW
How the Garbage Disposal Works
The garbage disposal was invented in 1927, and its design has stayed relatively the same. The disposal is mounted to the underside of your kitchen sink. Its job is to break up food waste, making it easier to go down the drain. What you might call the “blades” are what break up the food waste. These blades are actually called “impellers.” Contrary to popular belief, impellers are not sharp. Instead, they are blunt, but they rotate at a rapid speed. This speed and motion allow them to break up the food into smaller pieces. Once the food breaks up small enough, it falls through the holes just below.
Avoid Putting These Foods in Your Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are meant to grind up food waste, but not all food waste. Several types of foods should never go down your drain or disposal. Certain food waste can lead to costly garbage disposal repairs or replacement. That is why you should always be mindful of what goes down the drain. Here are the most common culprits for garbage disposals:
- Fruit pits
- Fibrous vegetables
- Grease, fats, and oils
- Non-food items
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24/7 Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation
Our garbage disposal repair and installation services are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The expert plumbers on our team work around the clock to maintain your plumbing no matter what you may need. Get a quote from our team for garbage disposal installation or request emergency service right away. We’ll provide you with the solutions you need for your malfunctioning garbage disposal. Take advantage of our plumbing repair expertise by giving us a call now!
How much does it cost to repair garbage disposal?
It varies on the types of repairs you may need. Some replacement parts of garbage disposals are quick fixes, while others may need to be ordered. After inspecting your garbage disposal, our team can give you a quote regarding your repairs.
Do I need to clean my garbage disposal to maintain it?
Garbage disposal cleaning is not necessary for maintenance, but it will help eliminate any buildup of bacteria and odors that may have accumulated. Be mindful of the cleaners you use since some can be highly corrosive to your plumbing.
Do I need a permit to install a garbage disposal?
It depends on your municipality. Some cities and areas require a permit for garbage disposal installation or replacements. Others do not. If you live in an area that does require a permit, our team will obtain it for you.