Signs That Indicate It Is Time For A New Disposal
Garbage disposals add convenience to a person’s life by allowing them to get rid of leftovers, without having to add them to the trash can. They chop and grind different kinds of foods into small particles that can safely travel into the sewer system. However, users must be careful about putting particular items like pasta, rice, or coffee grounds inside the device, as these things may cause stoppages. Disposals come equipped with motors featuring different horsepower. To ensure that you are choosing the right one, ask our plumbers about their recommendations. Cardigan has been family owned and operated since 1971. Allow our team the opportunity to show you why so many Crofton residents have entrusted us with their remodeling and plumbing repair needs. Rather than continuing to brag, we will let our work ethic, professionalism, and high-quality craftsmanship speak for themselves after they have exceeded your expectations.
Garbage disposals are tough and robust, but just like anything else human-made, eventually, they will break and fail. Homeowners should periodically inspect the shell of the unit for corrosion, water stains, and even visible leakage. These are tell-tale signs that something is going on, and that it is time to replace the assembly. The discolorations could be a direct result of a worn-out rubber grommet, or loose flange though, so let our technician investigate the situation, and prevent yourself from spending your hard earned money on something that you don’t need.
There are a couple of downsides to owning a garbage disposal. One is that when the equipment becomes older, it starts to produce a foul, pungent smell, which serves as an attractant for flies and gnats. No amount of bleach or cleaner will eliminate the odor entirely, and homeowners have to either replace or remove the unit. Another problem associated with garbage disposals is that they are somewhat noisy to operate. Different things like the sink’s thickness can cut down on the loud, unpleasant sounds, but people should listen for rackets that are out of the ordinary too. Clattering or clanking could indicate that an item is bouncing around inside the device, or it might point to something more significant like frozen bearings.
By just flipping the switch, your garbage disposal is supposed to spring to life. However, this is not always the case. Check the reset button at the bottom of the housing, and push it back in with your finger if it is flipped to restore functionality. Routinely having to perform this maneuver means that there is likely a problem with the motor or wiring, and having to replace the device is probably in your future. Avoid sticking your hands down near the blades, as this action can lead to severe injuries. Instead, let our plumbers help you through your time of need and resolve the issue quickly.