Why Is My Garbage Disposal Doing That?
When your garbage disposal is working, you won’t talk about it very often. But if you find yourself wondering about the funny noise your disposal is making, it’s probably time to give it some attention. There are a few common problems you’ll notice after you’ve had your garbage disposal for a while:
Clogs: Garbage disposals aren’t made to grind up everything. They can’t handle things that are too hard or too stringy. And they definitely can’t handle things that aren’t food! When something ends up in the disposal that it can’t grind up, or when too much goes down at once, it can clog up your whole sink. It can even stop your dishwasher from draining.
Jams: You might enjoy hearing a musician jam out on their instrument. But when your garbage disposal jams, it’s not a lot of fun. Sometimes, hard items can jam up the blades and cause them to stop turning. Stringy items can also wind around the blades and keep them from turning.
Dead garbage disposal: If you flip the switch on your garbage disposal and you don’t hear anything except the sound of your own frustration, you may have a garbage disposal that doesn’t work anymore.
Do I Need a New Garbage Disposal?
If your garbage disposal doesn’t run anymore, there’s a good chance you’ll need a new one. Before you go that far, though, you’ll wanna check the reset button, your breaker, the power button, and the garbage disposal plug. Sometimes things accidentally get unplugged or switched off. There’s also a reset button on your garbage disposal that can trip if something gets jammed. We can get rid of the clog or jam and reset the garbage disposal.
We’re gonna let you know if you need a new disposal. If it’s leaking or keeps needing repairs, you’ll want a replacement. Getting a replacement can sometimes save you money if you’re paying for a lot of services for your old one.
Our Garbage Disposal Repairs
Once you notice problems with your garbage disposal, get in touch with us. You can do that through our website (we have a LiveChat or you can fill out an online form). You can also do it by phone. We have local people who are ready to take your phone call or answer your text messages. You can pick a time for us to come over. We have same-day garbage disposal repairs and we’re here til midnight.
Once we get there, the first thing we’ll wanna do is see what the problem is. We’ll take a look at your disposal and find any leaks, clogs, or jams. If the disposal is leaking from any of the connections, we’ll tighten things up and give it another test. By the time we leave, we want your garbage disposal to be running smoothly and grinding food like it’s new.
What to Do After We Leave
Once the repair is done, we might give you a few reminders of what should and shouldn’t go down the disposal. Watch out for some of these items:
- Stringy vegetables like green beans, celery, asparagus, and artichoke
- Vegetable peelings
- Egg shells
- Seafood shells
- Fruit pits and large bones
- Oatmeal, rice, bread, and pasta
- Coffee grounds or tea leaves
Choosing Morris-Jenkins for Your Garbage Disposal Repairs
When you call for a garbage disposal repair, it makes you part of the Morris-Jenkins family! We love getting calls from folks who live in Rock Hill. After all, it’s just down the road from us, so we’re like neighbors!
At Morris-Jenkins, we strongly believe that if something’s worth doing, it needs to be done right. That’s why we won’t walk away from a job until it’s up to our high standards. We don’t skip steps or take shortcuts. You’ll love our plumbers, too!
When you need repair services for your garbage disposal, you can trust that it’ll be in good hands at Morris-Jenkins. At the first sign of trouble, reach out to us! We’re always here with garbage disposal repairs in Rock Hill.
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