Garbage disposals can often end up having problems that can either be an easy fix, or it may indicate that a garbage disposal replacement is needed. The Avon plumbing experts at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating can help you out with all your garbage disposal repair and replacement needs. Here are some common garbage disposal problems.
Garbage Disposal Leaks
Garbage disposal leaks can indicate a number of problems, depending on where the leak is coming from. If the leak is coming from the top of the disposal near where it attaches to the sink drain, it has likely come loose from its mounting bracket and needs to be re-tightened so that the seal is secure once again.
Garbage Disposal Grinds Poorly
Garbage disposals that grind poorly could be caused by not running enough cold water during the grinding process, or it could be that the blades need to be sharpened.
- To use the right amount of water, start by turning on the cold water, then run the disposal, then turn the disposal off, then turn the water off. This should allow the proper amount of water to maintain proper grinding.
- To sharpen blades put a few cups of ice or eggshells, along with lots of cold water. Blades should be sharpened about once every month to keep them sharp enough to work properly.
Garbage disposals that stop grinding altogether could be due to a jam or another issue, but the only way to tell if you need a simple repair or replacement is to call one of our plumbing professionals to take a look to determine the cause of your grinding problems.
Garbage Disposal is Making Noise but Not Working
Garbage disposals that are making noises but that do not actually grind the food are most likely jammed. Jams can happen when a foreign object, such as a spoon, fruit pit, or other piece of fibrous food, has become stuck under the blades, which prevents the blades from moving freely.
The experienced Avon plumbers at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating have experience with all types of garbage disposals and can assist you if yours has any of these problems. Contact Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating today and have your garbage disposal up and working in no time.