Your garbage disposal’s problems may go unnoticed until the unit no longer works. If your device is showing signs of wear and tear, contact us for an inspection. We’ll let you know if a repair or replacement is the best option for you. Kellie Plumbing, Inc. is your Franklin garbage disposal repair and installation team focused on delivering quality solutions, every time.
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When should you call for garbage disposal repair?
Loud sounds accompanied by waste not being completely broken down are signs that your garbage disposal is in need of repair. Unusual sounds are often caused by a stuck grinding plate or worn blade bearings.
A leaking garbage disposal is also a sign your device needs repair. The most common area where leaking occurs is in the line that runs to the drain line from the garbage disposal. This can be caused by a clog and, if left in disrepair, can lead to a damaged seal that separates the garbage disposal from the exit line.
Slow drains are another common cause for repair. Slow drains are almost always caused by clogs, and they can easily be cleaned by unplugging the garbage disposal and opening the drain line. Slow drains that continue after this drain line has been cleaned out will likely need repair.
Foul odors emitting from garbage disposals are signs that food waste isn't being drained correctly. After clearing any possible clogs, check to see if the odor persists. If so, contact us and we will schedule an inspection and repair.
When is replacement necessary?
Are you constantly having to repair your garbage disposal? Repairing the unit more than once every six to twelve months is a strong sign that replacement is necessary.
It is also more cost effective to replace rather than repair when the top gasket is leaking or damaged. Repairing a damaged top gasket is often extremely expensive and may cost more than a complete replacement.
How can you avoid problems in the future?
Proper maintenance and care will help you keep your garbage disposal running in top condition.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners in conjunction with your garbage disposal.
- Avoid putting potato peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, bones, or inorganic matter (plastic, glass, or metal) into the drain.
- Run water while you use your garbage disposal.
- Don't overwork the appliance. Feed only small amounts of waste into the disposal at a time.