San Diego Garbage Disposal Maintenance
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Your garbage disposal is responsible for keeping food and other large particles from getting into your pipes and clogging your drains. And while keeping a kitchen sink trap is helpful, a working garbage disposal is a necessary part of your plumbing system.
If your garbage disposal has stopped working properly or you need a new one installed, HPS Plumbing Services can handle the job. Our plumbers in San Diego can resolve everything from common malfunctions, worn down parts, and brand-new installations.
What Are Common Garbage Disposal Problems?
Like any other type of mechanical device, a garbage disposal has many different parts working together to operate properly. If one part becomes stuck, broken, or worn down over time, it can lead to the entire device malfunctioning.
Common Signs You Need A San Diego Garbage Disposal Repair:
- Funny Smells - Strange smells coming from your garbage disposal could be a sign it's not draining properly.
- Dirty or Excess Water - This is one of the most common signs of a broken garbage disposal. If your unit is clogged or jammed, water will begin to pool in your sink.
- Developing Rust - If you've noticed the blades of your garbage disposal have begun to rust, it's time for them to be replaced by a professional.
Things to Avoid Putting Down a Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are a great appliance to have in the kitchen. They can make live just a little easier. We need to remember that a garbage disposal is not for everything though.
There are specific food items that should never be put down a garbage disposal. If these items are regularly put down a garbage disposal it can lead to broken blades and other problems that will need serious repairs.
Here are food items that should not be put down a garbage disposal:
- Egg Shells
- Coffee Grounds
- Nuts & Shells
- Onion Layers
- Stringy Fruit & Vegetables
What to do if Loud Rattling Noises Are Coming From the Garbage Disposal
If there is a rattling noise coming from your garbage disposal, you need to turn off the power to the garbage disposal immediately.
The source of the noise is commonly a hard object like a:
- Or some other item that shouldn't have fallen in
It could also be caused by broken or dull blades in the garbage disposal or a loose bearing in the motor has started to be tossed around in the canister. If the problem is anything other than a hard object falling in, you may need repairs for your motor or blades.
Garbage Disposal Maintenance to Prevent Future Problems
Although you should always trust a trained San Diego plumber from HPS Plumbing Services to fix and install garbage disposals, there are a few steps you can take to help prevent problems in the future. Simple maintenance that you can do yourself can help to keep your garbage disposal working for longer.
While you are running your garbage disposal, always have water running at the same time. Additionally, you should avoid putting food, oil, or other types of particles down the disposal.
Call us today at (858) 217-4112 or contact us online to request a FREE estimate on our garbage disposal services! We offer a number of specials to our valued customers, including a discount of $15 off any plumbing services.