Garbage Disposal Repair vs Replacement
There’s never a bad time to treat yourself to a kitchen upgrade. You don’t need an excuse if you’re ready to add a new garbage disposal. But if your old one is 8 years old and you’re wondering if a garbage disposal repair vs replacement would be better, there are a few things you can consider. The four most common causes of problems are clogs, leaks, jams, and a disposal that won’t turn on anymore. Not all of them mean you need a new one. Call us and we can diagnose the problem.
- Clogs: Most clogs can be repaired without having to replace the whole appliance. But if it keeps getting clogged, that’s when we’ll recommend a replacement.
- Leaks: Leaks can go either way, too. If water is leaking from the chamber itself, you’re gonna need to get a new one. But if the leak is coming from somewhere else, it may be a simple fix.
- Jams: Most jams can be fixed without having to replace the whole appliance. But if you’ve continued to try to run the disposal, the motor may have gotten damaged and will need to be replaced..
- No power: If you turn on the switch and the disposal isn’t turning on, make sure to check that it’s plugged in and powered on. If that’s not the problem, the whole thing may need to be replaced.
What Are Your Garbage Disposal Options?
Garbage disposals come in lots of different sizes. If you have a bigger family and lots of scraps end up in the disposal after dinner, you’ll need one with a little more power. When searching for the right garbage disposal, the first step is to find one that’ll fit under your sink and has enough power for the number of people in your household. Then you can start thinking about extra features that you want.
Maybe you’ve already done your research and found something that’s exactly what you’re looking for. Check with us before buying one! There’s a good chance we have just the model you’re looking for in our warehouse and can save you the trip to the store.
Taking Care of Your New Garbage Disposal
After your garbage disposal installation, it’s time to start taking care of your new appliance! Maintenance is easy as long as you stick to a few basic rules. Make sure to not put anything stringy down the disposal like celery or asparagus since they can wrap around the blades and jam it up.
Keep anything out that could cause clogs like grease, vegetable peels, coffee grounds, oats, or rice. Don’t try to grind up eggshells since the membranes can stick to your blade, and keep anything out in general that isn’t food. Your disposal can handle just about any other kind of scrap as long as it’s not too much at one time.
Making Installations Easy at Morris-Jenkins
Once you’ve met our team at Morris-Jenkins, you’ll know you’re in good hands. We’re friendly from the start so you’ll feel like you’re getting garbage disposal installation services from a friend. We know a lot about garbage disposals, but that doesn’t mean we’re gonna try to force our opinion on you. You know your house and family better than we do, so we’ll just give you our advice and then step back and let you make the right decision. You’ll never feel pressured into a replacement from our plumbers.
Have you thought about when you wanna have us come out? A lot of people feel nervous about being charged an extra fee to have their plumber come out in the evening. We don’t do that here at Morris-Jenkins. We’re open every day til midnight for everything from installations to repairs. All you have to do is call or text us and ask us about evening appointments. If you’re a Priority Advantage® Member, you’re always first in line.
A good garbage disposal can get rid of all of your food scraps after dinner so you can scrape your plates and get them straight into the dishwasher. You won’t have to worry about stinky trash or attracting pests to your garbage outside. When you need installations in Belmont, give us a call. We’ll get you on our schedule!
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