People expect their plumbing and garbage disposals to work consistently,
but residential plumbing systems and appliances need upkeep to continue
working at optimal efficiency. Sometimes, it may be necessary to call
on your local plumber for key services like
garbage disposal repairs to keep your home in working order. Here’s a look at some
of the leading signs that your garbage disposal needs a tune-up:
The kitchen is surrounded by food, plumbing, and trash, so it is likely
that there will be a bad smell every once in a while. If you notice the
smell coming from your sink, or directly from your garbage disposal, then
you may want to get a better look at it. It is possible there could be
rotting food that was never disposed of in the unit. Your garbage disposal
is supposed to mash up and dispose of almost any leftover food that enters
it. If there is rotting food in it, or a rotting smell constantly coming
from the sink, then there may be a problem with the motor or a clog within the unit/
It’s Making Odd Noises
Almost everyone has made the mistake of letting a spoon or fork slip into
the disposal. The accompanying sound is an awful metal on metal racket.
If you notice this sound, or something else just as ear-wrenching, turn
the disposal off immediately. Never stick your hand in a running or plugged
in garbage disposal. Look in the unit for any possible non-food item causing
the noise, and take it out. If the noise continues, or you do not find
anything, look into getting your disposal repaired.
It’s Working Too Hard
When a lot of food is in the disposal, it will sound like it is working
hard, but that sound typically goes away within a few seconds. If the
sound occurs even when there is very little in the disposal, or after
all of the food has gone away, then you should look into a disposal repair.
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