Do You Need a Repair or a Replacement?
We’ll help you get all the info you need to make a decision. You might have a garbage disposal that’s 10 years old or older that’s ready for a replacement. Replacements are usually the best option when there’s leaking in the disposal itself instead of just in the connections around it. Repairs are usually a good option for clogs, jams, or even dull blades.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Garbage disposal problems don’t always look like the example up above. Sometimes your garbage disposal still turns on, but other issues are going on. Here are some of the most common problems you might run into with your garbage disposal:
Some garbage disposals are quieter than others, but most garbage disposals make noise even when they’re working normally. But if it sounds like something’s rattling around, something probably is. Part of your garbage disposal might have come loose or you might have a piece of silverware that fell down there when you weren’t looking. You can peek into your disposal to see if anything is in there, but remember to always unplug the disposal completely before searching for the problem.
Garbage Disposal Leaks
Garbage disposals can sometimes leak under the sink. If you ever notice water dripping from your disposal or any of the surrounding pipes, you’ll want to call for a garbage disposal repair.
Garbage Disposal Clogs
If all the shrimp shells from your shrimp cocktail at last night’s football party ended up in your garbage disposal, you’re gonna have a pretty impressive clog! It’s definitely not fun, but we can handle it here at Morris-Jenkins! And we’ll get your disposal up and running before you know it.
If you turned on the switch for your garbage disposal and it showed no signs of life, it might need to be repaired. Before you call, though, check to make sure you didn’t knock the plug loose when you were grabbing the dish soap.
Garbage Disposal Care
Once we come and go after you call for garbage disposal repairs, you might be interested in learning more about keeping your disposal in good condition. We’re full of great tips for avoiding more breakdowns! You’ll wanna watch what you put down the disposal and how much you put down the disposal. Here is a list of things you’ll want to avoid sending through it:
- Egg shells
- Coffee grounds
- Rice and pasta
- Vegetable peelings or skins
- Non-food items
- Shrimp shells
- Stringy fruits and vegetables
While you’re staying away from these things, make sure you watch how much you put down at the same time, too. You don’t wanna overwhelm your disposal and end up with a clog. Just put a little down at a time.
We Make Garbage Disposal Repairs Easy!
It doesn’t get much easier than our repairs at Morris-Jenkins. We know it’s not fun to have something break down in your kitchen, especially if it’s clogging up your sink. We won’t add any stress into the mix. If your garbage disposal stopped working right after you put all of your dinner scraps in there, we’ll come right out and get it taken care of. We won’t even charge you extra for needing an evening appointment. Weekend and holiday repairs are the same flat-rate, too, so don’t worry about the timing.
We’re all local to the area, and a few of us are even from Belmont! We’re easy to talk to, we have a great sense of humor, and we’re not gonna talk over your head with a bunch of garbage disposal lingo. We know you’ll love working with us as much as we love working with you.
When your garbage disposal starts leaking and making funny noises or when it clogs or jams, you’ll need a repair right away. Call us, text us, or message us online and we’ll be there.