The majority of homeowners enjoy the convenience of a garbage disposal in their homes. An effective appliance for maintaining the cleanliness of your kitchen, a disposal is by far one appliance that tends to be improperly used over and over again. An inappropriately used disposal can also lead to issues with your kitchen sink and drains. Problems such as drain clogs and unpleasant odors are often the result of a disposal that is not working properly or not functioning at all.
AVOID THE HASSELS
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our team of highly skilled and certified plumbers is committed to providing all our valued clients with only the highest quality plumbing products and services this side of the state. Our team is on hand to help you avoid garbage disposal problems by way of performing routine maintenance and providing you with important insight to help identify warning signs in advance. With that said, we have put together a brief explanation of some of the more common problems that can occur.
- · Leaks – When leaks occur, it is important to shut down your disposal before attempting to fix the leak. The cause of a disposal leak is typically located on the appliance top flange. However, whether the top flange is the source of the problem or perhaps another source, relying on the professionals here at Steve Mull Pluming is sure to provide you with a quick and easy solution.
- · Clogs – Clogs are very common problems that occur with most garbage disposals. The quickest and easiest way to resolve a clogged drain connected to your disposal is to avoid throwing oil, grease, large chunks of food, corn husks, egg shells and banana peels into the disposal at all. These items, and many more, can easily clog the drain time and time again. If you find that you are experiencing clogs frequently, reach out to our professionals and schedule a deep cleaning of your sink drain and disposal.
- · Jams – Jams are definitely one of the most commonly occurring problems with garbage disposals. When you are faced with a jam, turn the power switch on and listen for a jammed humming sound which is a sure indicator that something has been trapped between the shredding ring and the impellers of the disposal. To resolve the issue on your own you can attempt to use an offset wrench and insert it into the bottom of the garbage disposal. Then turn the wrench clockwise first and counter clockwise thereafter. This may very well fix the issue, but if it does not give a shout out to our team of plumbers who are on hand to provide an effective solution to your disposal problems.
- · No Power – If you have no power to your garbage disposal, the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing suggest you first ensure that the disposal plug has not come loose or unplugged. Next, we highly recommend you check the proper circuit breaker in your home. If neither of these solutions resolve your no power issue, then there is a chance that your switch or the disposal itself has suffered some type of damage. Contact our dedicated team for all your plumbing needs.
YOUR RELIABLE AND TRUSTED TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, we highly recommend that our valued clients perform routine cleanings and maintenance to their garbage disposals in their efforts to avoid problems with either the appliance itself or the kitchen drain. If you find yourself faced with disposal issues you cannot resolve on your own, be sure to reach out to the team of highly skilled plumbers here at Steve Mull Plumbing. We look forward to serving you with all your plumbing needs.