Garbage Disposal Care

To keep your disposal running efficiently, there are a few things you should know:

  1. The first step is to place the majority of your food scraps in the trash.
  2. Second, run plenty of cold water when operating your disposal.
  3. Finally, some items should never be put into your garbage disposal. These include grease, fibrous vegetables (eg. celery), fruit pits and cores, large quantities of food and non-food items.

It’s a good idea to routinely drop ice cubes into the disposal and run it briefly. This is a cheap and easy method to clean the inside of the disposal. 

Garbage Disposal Repair

There are several reasons your garbage disposal may have stopped working. Some of these are below:

  • Tripped breaker or GFCI outlet

  • Something jammed in the disposal

  • Clogged drain

Garbage Disposal Repairs

Garbage disposals may also develop leaks over time, which you can identify by noticing small drops of water collecting at the base of the unit and falling to the bottom of the cabinet. When a garbage disposal is leaking, it’s almost always time to replace it.

Many of these things you can check on your own. Always remember: NEVER put your hand or another object into a garbage disposal without unplugging it first. If you’re unable to get the disposal working on your own, it’s time to call a plumber.

Garbage Disposal Repair or Replacement?

A good garbage disposal will normally last about ten years. So how do you know when it’s time to replace it? Here are a few signs:

  • Unusual noises

  • Frequent clogs

  • Frequent resets

  • Loss of power

  • Foul odors

  • Leaking water

If you are in need of a garbage disposal repair in Colorado Springs, the well-trained, honest plumbers at Revolutionary Kindness Plumbing can troubleshoot whatever is going on with your disposal and perform the necessary repairs. If a new disposal is what’s needed, we can also handle the installation efficiently. Our personal commitment is to always offer honest, quality, and conscientious service. Let us show you what Revolutionary Kindness looks like while solving your plumbing issue. Contact us today!

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