A broken or faulty garbage disposal can take away the joy of washing your dishes. Like all appliances, they do not last forever; in fact, most only survive for around 10-12 years.
At Matt’s Plumbing Services, we can repair, fix, and install most every garbage disposal, but replacing an old unit can save you service fees in the long term. Over the years we have tackled many clogs, leaks and a host of other problems.
You should contact us if any of the following issues arise:
Clogged Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are sturdy appliances that will take a lot of punishment; however, when the abuse is too much they can easily get stuck. When a clog happens, it doesn’t necessitate replacing the whole unit. It is usually the motor which has overloaded and initiated the kick-off switch.
Call Matt’s Plumbing Services if the blades remain stuck. We offer service at agreed upon times which is fast and convenient for our customers. A unit that frequently clogs should be replaced as there is usually an issue with the motor. A simple clog fix involves cleaning and resetting the unit. After we diagnose the issue, we can determine the underlying cause as well as any other problems.
Garbage Disposal Leaks
Unlike a simple clog, which can be fixed rather quickly, water underneath your sink signals a more serious problem. Most of the time, it is a result of worn out seals or “O” rings. Such a leak can be easily remedied, by tightening connections or replacing worn out parts.
Other leaks may be more complex, and replacing the whole unit is generally more cost efficient. For any leakage, it is better to have a professional dismantle the garbage disposal, and recommend the most appropriate fix.
You can call Matt’s Plumbing Services in Tampa Bay any time. No matter how big or small the task is; you can be sure you will receive the maximum quality and care. Small repairs, complete installation, and plumbing are of utmost importance to us. For any residential need in the bay area, contact Matt’s Plumbing Services to receive the highest quality services.
Faucet Repair or Installation
Even if you do not experience any issues with leaks or clogs, there are other problems that may arise over the course of time. The unit could develop an odor or stench that fails to go away. We recommend cleaning using baking soda or shredding some citrus peels. If the odor remains, replacing the whole unit will remedy the issue.
Basic Guidelines to Prolong the Life of a Disposal
Avoid putting large items down the disposal as they may clog the drain or become stuck on the blades. The unit’s manual from the manufacturer has the recommended foods, which will not pose a challenge to the blades and motor.
Most people forget an essential maintenance step; running water for 30 seconds before and after use. Cut items into small pieces and feed them slowly. If you need a new machine, select one with a warranty. Modern disposals have faster motors, anti-jamming, noise reduction features, and consume less power.