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Keeping Kitchens Clean

A garbage disposal makes cleaning up and getting rid of food waste so much easier. Just flip the switch and all the messy scraps in the sink are chopped to bits and washed away. That is, until the system gets clogged.

Most of the time, a garbage disposal does not work properly due to wear and tear of the unit itself. Fortunately, our expert plumbers at After Hour Plumbing & Drain are experienced in repairing garbage disposals and installing new ones. With our years of experience and training, we are prepared to help you quickly and effectively.

A garbage disposal is beneficial because it:

  • Keeps your kitchen hygienic
  • Noticeably decreases bad smells
  • Takes care of food particles from the dishwasher

If you think your garbage disposal needs professional attention, contact After Hour Plumbing & Drain at (831) 713-2713 for expert garbage disposal repair in Monterey.

What Not To Do If You Have a Garbage Disposal Problem

Please be safe when attempting to find out what is wrong with your garbage disposal. However, if you plan to investigate the issue, remember to NEVER place your hand into the disposal. Always use a tool instead. Remember that kitchen garbage disposals are meant for grinding, and even if the disposal is in need of repair or replacement - it's never worth the risk to place your hand inside. 

To remain safer, it may be best too call a plumber in the Monterey area.

Call our Monterey plumbers today at (831) 713-2713 or contact online for 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week plumbing installations, repairs, and replacements for your home or business.

When to Fix or Replace a Garbage Disposal

It’s true that, after years of use, these handy little machines do break down. At times, they can be fixed; however, if they are damaged, then replacement is the only option. As practical as they are, garbage disposals are heavy-duty machines that do a lot of work.

Normally, your garbage disposal will chop up vegetables and regular food scraps in mere seconds. Yet, over time, bones, chunky food, the odd piece of cutlery, and gallons upon gallons of water start to take their toll. You will notice your garbage disposal slowing down, perhaps an odd smell, and even strange noises coming from the sink.

The most common problems you can run into with a garbage disposal include:

Your garbage disposal is jammed

  • You hear a low humming sound
  • The flywheel may be blocked
  • The unit will shut off automatically to stop burning out

There are foul odors coming from the disposal

  • The engine sounds okay but the smell won’t go away
  • The unit is not chopping properly due to eroding or stuck blades
  • Food is rotting in the machine and drain pipes

Your unit is turned on, but not making a sound

  • Check to see if the disposal is connected properly
  • If so, press the reset button
  • If nothing happens, check your home’s circuit breaker

Your disposal is draining too slowly

  • Run the disposal until it is empty
  • The line is most likely congested
  • Do not use chemical drain cleaners
  • Use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar

Your garbage disposal is leaking

  • A seal may need to be changed
  • The ring between the sink and drain pipe or sink flange may need to be replaced

Is it Worth It to Repair a Garbage Disposal?

Whenever there is a present garbage disposal problem, it is worth getting repaired. By delaying repair, other problems may arise, leading to more garbage repair cost. With the exception of structure problems, repair work should be able to have the garbage disposal working properly.

While you may be tempted to try to try some of these fixes yourself, it’s best to contact a professional plumber as soon as you notice problems with your garbage disposal. Contact After Hour Plumbing & Drain at (831) 713-2713 right away for reliable Monterey garbage disposal repair service.

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