It has always been common for home garbage disposal systems to break down during the holidays. You could really tell that your disposal is on the brink of death when you hear weird noises after using it. If you really want to save money in buying a new disposal, then give us a quick call the moment you hear those noises coming from your disposals. You can always count on us to give an honest quote for our high-quality repair/maintenance service.
My garbage disposal won’t run after it was jammed. Do I need a new one?
That is up to you to decide, but it is not really necessary for you to shop for a new garbage disposal, especially when you are in a tight budget. The usual cause of jammed garbage disposal is a foreign object blocking off blades from moving to crush garbage. The first thing that you will need to do is to check whether there is anything blocking your blades and remove when you see something. However, do not place your hands inside your disposal to check for some foreign objects when you are not sure whether your garbage disposal is plugged off from its power source.If in case, you were not able to find anything inside your garbage disposal just press your garbage disposal’s reset button or check the breaker switch. If all else fails, then it is time to give us a call. It is more likely that your garbage disposal’s motor needs to replaced or repaired.
My garbage disposal broke down, what now?
The first thing you will need to do is not to shop for a NEW Garbage Disposal. Garbage disposals can be repaired and/or maintained. Garbage Disposals usually break down when something is blocking the blades from moving. It can be food or solid objects. Just make sure that your garbage disposal is not plugged in when you check for these objects so that you can keep your fingers intact.
If you cannot find anything, then it is time to call us for help to fix your garbage disposal.
What can I put in my garbage disposal?
Unfortunately, we cannot dispose of anything in our garbage disposal. This is one of the reasons why our garbage disposal doesn’t last that very long in our house. Here are some tips that will help you keep using your garbage disposal for a long time:
Use hot and cold water to wash away food and dissolve grease that causes the blades to stop working.
Refrain from disposing meat, fruits, veggies, and eggshells onto your garbage disposals. They usually cause the blades to jam, because these types of foods are really hard to break down.
Please do not feed your disposals really hard solid objects (eg. silverware, glass, plastic). These are the materials that are usually found inside broken down disposals.
What can I do about foul odors coming from my garbage disposal?
The odors that come from your disposal are usually from the food that we feed our disposals. The best way to get rid of these unwanted odors is to feed the disposal with orange and lemon peels or ice cubes and turn your disposal on for 30 seconds. While your disposal is running, pour some liquid detergent onto your disposal and rinse it with cold water and run it again for another 30 seconds.
If you want are a bit more organic, then feed your garbage disposal with vinegar and baking soda as a replacement for water and liquid detergent.
This blog was posted by Chambliss Plumbing in San Antonio