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Garbage Disposal

Alpha Plumbing & Rooter Service

Professional Garbage Disposal Services

A sink disposal that stops working can cause homeowners both frustration and worry. Garbage disposals gets clogged because of excess food parts or other materials that are too thick for the disposal to handle. When the disposal is not working then this can surely make dishwashing challenging.

Often homeowners avoid all dishwashing for fear that anything that has been rinsed will contribute to the mess. A broken disposal often needs instant repair to get the kitchen back to working order. Our Technicians will be able to fix whatever is wrong with your garbage disposal in short order.

It does not matter at all what the type or specific brand of disposal is that you have. Our Technicians are so experienced and skilled, that they have over the years and the course of their careers seen and done it all on all devices, makes and models. There are times when a disposal may not be in a condition to be repaired. If this is ever the case, they will be able to assist you in finding different options and find a suitable match for your circumstances.

Signs You May Need a New Garbage Disposal

A disposal is needed to grind up food particles and prevent them from clumping together to form large clogs in the pipes. Instead of getting rid of one’s food scraps by tossing it into the trash, many now choose to get rid of it by disposing of them through the kitchen sink. While the disposal makes getting rid of food scraps easier there may be problems with it when it is always used. Below you will read about the signs that your disposal needs a replacement.

Strange noises

When your disposal starts making a strange sound then you should be concerned. This may be caused by an item that is clogged in it, and simply removing it can make the sound stop. If you are sure there is nothing stuck in the disposal and it still makes disturbing sounds, you should call a professional to check it out.

Doesn’t turn on

If your disposal won’t turn on, there are few things that could be causing this. First, check to make sure that you do not have a tripped breaker switch. If that’s not the problem, try pushing the disposal’s reset button. If neither of these is the issue, it might be faulty wiring or mechanical issue.

Leaks water

Even if your garbage disposal is regularly serviced, it will not last forever. They normally only last for 10-15 years before replacement. If you notice water leaking from the unit, repairing a crack could turn out to be more costly than the cost to replace the entire disposal with a brand new one.

Frequent repairs or resets

A garbage disposal should not be reset often or not at all. If you find that you are always having to reset it then you may need to simply replace it with a new model. If your disposal happens to have been used for only a few years, then you may need to check its warranty first before you buy its replacement.

What to Look for in a New Garbage Disposal

Since you may have just inherited the disposal system in your home, you may not be familiar yet on its capacities. Your disposal can be noisy or have limited capacity, so that might bother you. You should get informed about new types of disposing when choosing a new garbage disposal.

You’ll find that the newer garbage disposals are much quieter than their predecessors. In the event that noise levels are of importance to you, make certain to get some information about the quietest models. Some garbage disposals are powerful enough to cut right through beef bones. If you find your disposal routinely getting stuck trying to grind your food scraps, it may be time to upgrade to a hardier model.

The motor’s horsepower can also have a crucial role in determining how often the garbage disposal is used. Disposals with one horsepower is generally good for any sized household and disposals with half to three-fourths horsepower can accommodate households of four to six people.

Lastly, there are many disposals that make use of electric switches to run but there are some that make use of air pressure switches. This will cut down on the risk of electrocution and other risks with electrical wires when the disposal is being used. No matter the kind of disposal that you need, there’s plenty of options in the market and a technician can install it for you.