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    Sticking your hand down the drain is never the answer. A plumber can provide you with quick garbage disposal repair and replacement.

    Garbage disposal repair and replacement are everyday jobs for skilled plumbers. A lot of homeowners have no idea that the disposal is a part of their residential plumbing system. But remember, this unit does connect to the water pipes below your kitchen sink. And if you’re like most people, you don’t give this handy device a second thought until something goes wrong. Our plumbers in Brookhaven will come to your rescue if you need help getting your disposal back up and running.

    Common Garbage Disposal Problems

    Garbage disposals are relatively simple machines. But when something goes wrong, it’s not always easy to diagnose the source. Here are a few questions to ask:

    • Is the disposal getting power? Garbage disposals need electricity to operate. If you don’t hear any sound (humming or grinding), it’s probably not getting any power. Check the plug to make sure it’s not loose. If it’s secure, then take a look inside your circuit breaker box to see if you have a tripped fuse.
    • What type of sound is the garbage disposal making? Loud clanking sounds usually come from a foreign object rattling around inside the blades. A soft humming indicates jammed blades or a failing motor.
    • Is the disposal leaking? Water pooling under the sink means your disposal is either loose or cracked.

    Treat Your Disposal with Respect

    Contrary to popular belief, garbage disposals aren’t trash cans. You need to be careful about what goes down the drain. The blades can’t chop up hard foods, such as chicken bones, fruit pits, or nuts. Some soft foods, like noodles or fibrous vegetables, can even pose a problem. These foods can wrap around the blades and jam the unit. And, of course, you should never put paper, cigarettes, or trash into the disposal.

    Most biodegradable food products are safe for the disposal, however. Feel free to use it to chop up citrus rinds, cooked meat pieces, and most vegetable scraps. It’s essential to run cold water while the disposal is in use, and let it run for a full minute before to ensure there’s no food left behind.

    Is It Better to Repair or Replace a Garbage Disposal?

    Plumbers can repair most small garbage disposal issues, such as power supply problems or loose connections. Even fishing out a penny from between the blades isn’t too tricky. But if the problem involves the motor or the system is old, buying a new disposal is probably the better choice.

    Garbage disposals are relatively cheap to replace. In many instances, the cost to repair the unit may be the same as installing a new one. These devices only last between 8-15 years, so if your disposal falls within this range, it’s time to consider replacing it.

    Garbage Disposal Help from the Professionals

    When the kitchen sink backs up, it’s important to know where to turn. Our plumbers are the go-to experts when it comes to fixing garbage disposals. We’ll help you determine if a simple repair will work or if it’s time to replace the unit. The needs of our customers always come first, and you can trust us to provide you with accurate, honest service. Connect with our plumbers to even more about our garbage disposal repair and replacement services.

    How do you fix a broken disposal?

     Plumbers can help with all of your garbage disposal repair and replacement needs.

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