Garbage Disposal Repair

A Picture of a Plumber Working On a Garbage Disposal.

Repairs You Can Count On

Garbage disposals are an extraordinary mechanism that enable you to grind up small particles and waste when you are washing up using your kitchen sink. These appliances operate on a motor system that circulates rotating blades under your sink, and after grinding these small bits of food, flush them through the pipe system running beneath your home. If you are in need of garbage disposal repair in Rockville, MD, you can rely on the plumbing contractors at Service Force Plumbing. Give us a call at 301-841-6284 and we can inspect your garbage disposal to determine what kind of repairs are needed.

Garbage Disposal Problems

When a garbage disposal repair is warranted, it’s usually due to overheating or jamming. Overheating occurs when you flip the switch on your garbage disposal and it doesn’t even hum. When that happens, it’s usually because the disposal has become overheated due to overflowing and has tripped itself off. The first step you take is to look under the unit and locate the reset button. If nothing happens after you flip the reset switch, locate your circuit box and see if a breaker has been tripped. If you have a clogged pipe, this could be another problem.

Jamming is another possible problem. Jamming occurs when the unit is humming, but the disposal isn’t working. Turn off the circuit breakers to the unit and then remove the bottom housing to dislodge the blockage from beneath. If remedying the issue on your own isn’t working, you can always call our plumbers for quality garbage disposal repair in Rockville, MD. We are able to locate the problem and repair it right away.

Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape

Under the sink garbage disposal unit.

How To Reduce the Need for Repairs

Treating your important kitchen appliances with respect and using routine maintenance will go far in terms of ensuring you do not have to schedule garbage disposal repair. Never grind fibrous foods such as coffee grounds, eggshells, rubber, or metal. Don’t overfill your garbage disposal. Never use chemical drain cleaners to unclog it — they won’t work and you’ll be stuck with toxic liquids in your sink. While we can do our best to prevent issues from occurring with proper maintenance, sometimes repairs will be needed due to old age. If your garbage disposal is not turning on, turns on and off on its own, or has a bad odor coming from the disposal, please give us a call at 301-841-6284 for garbage disposal repair in Rockville, MD. With a quick inspection, our plumber will be able to see what problem the garbage disposal is having and repair it. To find out more about this kitchen repair service, don’t hesitate to call our office.