We don’t always appreciate how much we rely on our garbage disposals until they stop working. Suddenly, the sink won’t drain, and you have a mess on your hands. When this happens, you need repair service fast. Our garbage disposal repair experts are here to help. All of our plumbers are fully trained, licensed, and always professional. If your garbage disposal is acting up, turn to Edco Plumbing, Heating & Air for help.
Edco Plumbing, Heating & Air is well-known for providing top-quality work at fair pricing. We always provide honest quotes, and we never push our customers to buy things they do not need. As a company, we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we are proud to be Oklahoma City’s go-to plumber.
Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs to Be Repaired
We all notice when our garbage disposal stops working. However, there may have been warning signs that it was struggling that you initially missed. Knowing the symptoms of a garbage disposal on its last legs can help you take control of the situation sooner rather than later and call out a professional plumber before your appliance breaks.
Signs of a malfunctioning garbage disposal include:
- Strange sounds coming from the disposal while operating
- Excessive shaking while operating
- Signs of leaking under your sink and around the disposal
- The disposal runs but doesn’t grind
- The disposal takes longer than usual to grind food waste
- Your sink drains slowly, gurgles, or is prone to backups
- There is a foul odor coming from your sink drain
If you notice any of these symptoms or your disposal won’t turn on, reach out to our plumbers right away. We will inspect your disposal and the surrounding plumbing, diagnose your issue, and provide you with all your repair options.
How to Take Care of Your Garbage Disposal
There is a common misconception that you can put just about anything down your garbage disposal. This is not true. Your disposal is designed to deal with minimal food waste, such as a few scraps that are rinsed off of dinner plates. Your disposal is not designed to deal with large quantities of food waste, and it cannot handle all types of food waste.
Things you should never put down your garbage disposal:
- Grains or pasta
- Large amounts of oils, fats, or grease
- Coffee grounds
- Tough skins, such as the skin of an avocado
- Fruit pits
- Fibrous vegetables and skins, such as corn husks, potato peels, and celery
- Shells from seafood
Remember, your garbage disposal is not a substitute for your trashcan. Not only can you damage your garbage disposal by putting the wrong items down it, but you can also damage your plumbing system.
We Offer Professional Garbage Disposal Replacements
At Edco Plumbing, Heating & Air, our goal is to provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective solution to your problem. Sometimes this means recommending that you replace your garbage disposal. This usually happens when your existing disposal cannot be repaired and/or the repair is too expensive or unlikely to solve your problem. When this happens, our Oklahoma City garbage disposal replacement specialist will help you select and install a new disposal that fits both your needs and your budget.
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