We've been fixing garbage disposals in Foster City for a long time – so long that we know the ins and outs of most units and can easily repair or replace them and get you back to normal in no time flat. We know what an inconvenience it can be to have a broken garbage disposal, especially when you need to get dinner on the table and keep a clean, odor-free home.
Luckily for you, we know all the tips and tricks for quickly diagnosing your garbage disposal problems and exactly what to do to fix them.
Below are some common garbage disposal problems and what symptoms accompany them. If you suspect that your disposal has gone haywire, call us today!
Garbage disposal clogs happen when food stuffs get lodged in the disposal itself. Starchy foods, like potatoes or noodles, are hard to chop and easily remain stuck in the disposal. Avoid putting these items down the disposal if possible by using a drain screen.
This is a tell-tale sign that something has gone down the disposal that should not be there at all. Items such as metal utensils or bottle caps should never be placed in the disposal, since they can damage the blade. Sometimes, the disposal will prevent its blades from spinning in order to protect the motor, resulting in a loud sound. Remove the object in order to fix the issue.
A disposal that won't turn on at all can be a sign of an electrical malfunction. Ensure that the disposal is plugged in, and if it still does not work then we recommend calling a professional immediately.
Sometimes the seals between the disposal and the main pipe can become worn and cracked over time. This commonly results in a leak, and luckily one that our Foster City plumbers can easily fix.
Call our plumbers right now to schedule repair service for your garbage disposal in Foster City, CA!