Common Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair
- Sink is draining slowly. Kitchen garbage disposals are frequently located immediately under the sink. Food waste will have to pass through the garbage disposal depending on which drain is being used. If the drain your garbage disposal is connected to drains slowly, a clog may have formed. Waiting too long may worsen the problem, or even produce mold and bacteria.
- Strange noises coming from the garbage disposal. If foreign objects like straws or silverware reach an active garbage disposal, they may damage delicate machinery like the blades. Your garbage disposal may not work effectively or even at all. This is often accompanied by a loud grating sound. Severe damage to the motor could turn a repair job into a more expensive garbage disposal replacement project.
- Mold or leaks under or near pipes. When your garbage disposal is damaged, leaks can form. Watch for water damage, or mold growth close to your garbage disposal system. Even if the garbage disposal seems to function normally, a broken seal will still leak.
- Your garbage disposal no longer runs. This is a surefire sign something is wrong, although sometimes the cause is electrical. Checking the disposal may not reveal the source of the problem, and attempting to find the problem could end up causing more damage. Sometimes it’s simply beyond repair. FAST of Florida plumbers can assist you with proper garbage disposal replacement, directing you towards brands and models well-suited to your needs.
A qualified plumber from FAST of Florida can offer expert garbage disposal repair, as well as garbage disposal replacement services if the old model is too old or damaged. Garbage disposal installation is quick and hassle-free, as our experienced plumbers ensure it’s securely fastened to your kitchen sink. Whatever work you need done, FAST of Florida can do so quickly and efficiently. More importantly, they can do so safely.
Despite its small size, a malfunctioning garbage disposal can be dangerous. The blades are powerful enough to cause severe injury. If you think something is blocking the garbage disposal from working quickly, do not attempt to place your hand in the drain to free it. We’ll happily provide thorough drain cleaning.
In most cases, you’re better off preventing clogs from forming in the first place. This is the best form of maintenance, and you can do it yourself! Make sure only small pieces of food residue are placed into the garbage disposal. Grainy, fibrous items are better off in the trash. While liquids may seem appropriate, certain substances like oil and grease should be wiped clean with paper towels and placed in the trash as well. Finally, run cold water through your garbage disposal after use to keep the drain clear.