The garbage disposal seamlessly removes unwanted food and other debris, but what happens when the garbage disposal shows signs of failure? Most likely you will need to contact an expert to repair or replace it. A trained plumber can survey the garbage disposal and check it for signs of wear or damage.
5 Signs Your Garbage Disposal Is Bad or Broken
Don’t miss these five signs that your garbage disposal is failing.
1. Bad Smells
You might smell a broken garbage disposal before you can see it. Bad odors indicate that the disposal fails to cut up the larger pieces of food. The rotting food stays at the bottom of the disposal to create foul odors. If you smell your garbage disposal, then you might want to call an expert plumbing company in your area to have it checked.
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2. Water Leaks
Leaking garbage disposals can indicate several issues. The plumber may need to seal the inner parts of the disposal, but other problems can result from leaky disposals, too. A trained professional has all the tools necessary to do the job safely and correctly. Quality plumbers also check to see if more serious problems have caused the water leaks.
3. Jammed Disposal
Jammed disposals can present a significant problem. Many people continue trying to make the disposal work while it has food lodged inside. Please do not make this mistake. You could cause the motor to overheat, and motors cost a lot to replace. Make sure you call a licensed plumber in your area to inspect your garbage disposal once the food gets stuck inside.
4. Making Noises
If you hear grinding sounds coming from the disposal, then you will need to call a professional. You may notice the sounds of metal pieces grinding against each other, which indicates that damage has occurred in the moving parts of the disposal. Further damage could prove costly. Trained plumbers will identify these noises and make the appropriate repairs, if necessary.
5. Disposal Stops Working
Has your disposal completely stopped working? Check that the disposal is receiving power by resetting the circuit breaker to the kitchen. If this does not resolve the issue, you need to contact a professional. You cannot use the disposal until a plumber replaces or repairs the unit, and do not try to fix the unit on your own. Please wait until a trained plumber from your area arrives to diagnose and fix the problem.
Contact Climate Design to Have a Technician Service Your Garbage Disposal
If you suspect your garbage disposal needs to be repaired or replaced, don’t hesitate to reach out to Climate Design. You will save time and money by getting help as soon as you know an issue has developed. Residents of Clearwater, Florida, can rest easy knowing they have a quality plumber to assist them with their needs.
Call (888) 572-7245 to schedule your appointment