Any homeowner with a garbage disposal understands the convenience the appliance brings to a household. Rather than stinking up a trashcan, families can dispose of food waste in the appliance and break it down into virtually nothing.
However, like any other appliance, regular use makes your garbage disposal prone to wear and tear. Breakdowns and replacements are something our licensed plumbers in Carrollton see in the communities we serve.
Repair costs can range from remedial to significant. It all depends on how long you’ve let the damage progress. That’s why we usually say it’s easier to just replace a damaged garbage disposal and save some money.
Let’s examine some common signs of malfunctioning garbage disposal and how hiring a licensed plumber for a replacement can quickly resolve your issue.
Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Replacement
From foul odors to messy clogs, there is a plethora of signs that it’s time to call a plumber for garbage disposal replacement. Here’s a look at some of the biggest red flags you should look out for.
Garbage disposals are a naturally loud appliance. However, if your garbage disposal goes beyond the standard loud grinding noises and you hear scraping or humming sounds while it’s in use, you likely have a problem.
These unusual noises could indicate a mechanical problem or a jammed impeller. These noises could be a result of damaged blades or foreign objects stuck in the disposal unit. Ignoring these sounds can lead to motor burnout or complete failure of the appliance.
Persistent foul odors emanating from your garbage disposal are a sign of accumulated food debris or bacterial growth.
When clogs are present or your garbage disposal isn’t grinding effectively, waste isn’t eliminated, and unpleasant smells start to invade your kitchen. A garbage disposal replacement can get your dining space feeling and smelling fresh again!
If your garbage disposal frequently clogs or struggles to drain water, it indicates a blockage in the drainage system.
Putting the wrong foods into your garbage disposal can lead to insufficient grinding and messy clogs.
Common foods and items that you should always avoid in a garbage disposal include coffee grounds, grease, cooking fats, meats, animal bones, seeds, fibrous fruits, and vegetables. All of these items can damage your appliance, reduce its efficiency and lead to clogs.
Leaks are a common plumbing problem and are something that even garbage disposals face. Leaking water or pooling around the garbage disposal unit is a clear indication of a problem.
The source of the leak can range from loose connections to damaged seals or pipes. Attempting to fix a leak on your own without proper knowledge can worsen the situation. A licensed plumber can quickly identify the source of the leak and perform the necessary repairs to prevent water damage and potential mold growth.
How Can Plumbing Dynamics Help?
We Provide an Expert Diagnosis
Our licensed plumbers have the necessary training and experience to accurately diagnose the issues with your garbage disposal. We can quickly identify the root cause of the problem and provide effective solutions, ensuring thorough repair or replacement. When you have our team on your side, you’ll always receive an honest estimate and fair solution and never pay for more than you need.
We Come with Experience, Expertise, and the Equipment for the Job
Your garbage disposal can be a small but complex appliance. We have access to specialized tools and equipment required to repair or replace components in your unit.
Trust us to put our experience to the test, stop the damage from getting worse, and get your kitchen back in order.
We Keep You Safe
Working with a garbage disposal can be hazardous, especially when dealing with sharp blades and electrical connections. Our plumbers prioritize safety and follow proper procedures to protect themselves and your property. Their expertise ensures that replacements are carried out safely without any risk to you or your family.
Resolve Any Plumbing Emergency Today
Recognizing the signs that indicate your garbage disposal needs repair is crucial to avoid further damage and unnecessary expenses. If you find that your disposal isn’t disposing, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals. At Plumbing Dynamics, we are always ready to help with your plumbing at any signs of trouble.
Contact us today for prompt action and to schedule your appointment with our premier plumbing experts.