Garbage Disposal Repair

If you regularly cook in your kitchen, then there is a good chance that you rely on your garbage disposal quite often to help you to dispose of food waste. Did you know that garbage disposals are not only convenient, but they actually help to protect the environment? Food scraps are mostly made up of water, and when they are put down a garbage disposal to be processed, that water can be treated and reused. Garbage disposals also prevent food scraps from being put into landfills and eventually from being decomposed and producing toxic methane gasses.

Garbage disposals are wonderful things, but they don’t always work the way they should. The lifespan of a typical, well cared for garbage disposal is five to ten years. A garbage disposal that has stopped working can cause some major inconveniences, especially when you consider the fact that up to twenty percent of the waste from the average American household consists of scraps of food. If you have a problem with your garbage disposal, turn to the expert plumbers at Culler Plumbing Services.

We offer a wide variety of plumbing services so that we can meet your each and every need, and there is no problem too big or too small for our team of expert plumbers to handle.

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

A common issue with garbage disposals is odors. Even in a properly functioning garbage disposal, a buildup of scraps and debris of food can cause a foul odor to come from your garbage disposal. Luckily, there are several things that you can do on your own to combat this issue:

  • Pour a bit of liquid dish detergent into your garbage disposal while it’s still running.
  • Run cold water down your garbage disposal for around thirty seconds to wash away debris.
  • Grind lemon rinds, an orange peel or ice cubes in your disposal for approximately thirty seconds.

Another common garbage disposal problem is clogs. Garbage disposal clogs commonly occur on days with big meals, or slowly over time when only small amounts of food are washed down the sink and not ground right away. Whatever you do, do not stick your hand into the garbage disposal to manually relieve the clog! With the power to the garbage disposal off, you can attempt to stir up the contents that are in the disposal or scoop some of the contents out, then restart the disposal and attempt to grind out the clog. If the disposal will not run, use the “reset” button located on the underside of the garbage disposal and attempt again. If it still will not start, contact Culler Plumbing Services for garbage disposal repair.

If your garbage disposal consistently has an odor that you can’t get rid of or you are in need of garbage disposal repair, feel free to contact us today!