Signs You Need to Repair Your Garbage Disposal
When is it time to repair your garbage disposal? If you’re asking that question, there’s a good chance you’re already noticing some signs of wear and tear, or perhaps it’s simply not functioning the way it used to.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, it may be time to contact a professional:
- Leaks under the kitchen sink
- Grinding/rattling/humming noise from disposal
- Garbage disposal won’t turn on
- Persistent clogs in the kitchen sink
- Unpleasant odor from the kitchen drain
- Kitchen sink attracts pests
Some of these problems are irritating and can make it hard to get much of anything done in your kitchen. But some of these problems can actually pose a health hazard, especially if unprocessed food scraps start attracting bugs and other pests. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, give us a call!
Our friendly plumbing professionals have the tools and skills to handle your garbage disposal repairs, and we can even offer same-day service when you’re having an emergency.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Like any household appliance, garbage disposals are subject to considerable wear and tear. But their unique role and location make garbage disposals more vulnerable to certain types of issues, including:
- Rust inside the unit causes motor to freeze in place
- Rust inside the unit may cause it to form a leak beneath the sink
- Unit can be jammed by foreign debris (e.g., metal or glass)
- Manufacturer defects
Don’t sweat it if these problems sound familiar. At Morris-Jenkins, we’ve seen it all. Our friendly team can evaluate the various components of your garbage disposal and make recommendations regarding repairs. We even offer the Kannapolis community same-day service, ensuring the most rapid, reliable garbage disposal repairs in the area!
How to Prevent Garbage Disposal Damage
It’s tempting to think your garbage disposal can handle anything you throw at it. But if you overload or misuse your disposal, you could be setting yourself up for a future repair bill! What foods should never go down your garbage disposal?
- Coffee grounds
- Stringy vegetables
Instead of trying to put these items down the garbage disposal, scrape them into the trash first. Then, when you wash your plate, your garbage disposal can handle any residue. Otherwise, you risk overloading the disposal, and these dense, fibrous foods can cause damage to the mechanical components of your disposal.
Even if you have the unit switched off, the blades inside your garbage disposal can present a considerable safety hazard. Of course, if you do experience problems with your disposal, don’t try and reach into the drain to fish out the obstruction. Instead, give us a call. The team at Morris-Jenkins is here for you til midnight, and we can handle any garbage disposal repairs needed to get your kitchen back to normal!
When it’s time for garbage disposal repairs, the Kannapolis community can turn to the local experts at Morris-Jenkins. Our team of plumbers can provide garbage disposal repairs and other services any day of the week—including weekends! We’re available til midnight, which means you won’t have to rearrange your schedule for your service call. The best part is, we won’t charge extra for service calls made during the evening or weekends, so feel free to call as soon as you discover the problem.
Are you looking for same-day service? We’ve got that too! In fact, if you need your garbage disposal repaired quickly, our team can usually visit your Kannapolis home the same day you call.
Ready to schedule your next appointment? Give us a call or text us! You can also use our website to speak to a representative.