Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

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garbage disposal repair by America's Plumbing Co in Sacramento, CA

Is Your Garbage Disposal Struggling?

Accidents happen, no matter how well you’ve maintained things, you may still need garbage disposal repair. Knowing when it’s time to call in a plumber however, can be tricky. Your plumbing can be complicated, but the good news is that there are plenty of clues if the problem is with your garbage disposal. If your garbage disposal is damaged, it’s best to act quickly. Here are a few warning signs to watch out for.

The Warning Signs of a Damaged Garbage Disposal

  • It’s tripping your circuit breaker. Garbage disposals use a lot of wattage which means when in use, you may experience some flickering lights or a slight power surge. If however, your garbage disposal starts to trip the circuit breaker, there could be a wiring issue with either the disposal or your home’s electrical panel.
  • It makes loud, unusual noises. If something is wrong, you’ll definitely hear it, as the sound of metal on metal is very unpleasant. Loud, unusual noises are usually an indicator of a loose part or damaged part, and require urgent repair. 
  • It’s leaking. Unfortunately, a leaking garbage disposal can mean the entire unit needs to be replaced, especially if there is a crack in the disposal itself. Watch out for signs of a leak, such as any dark or wet spots on the floor and cabinets.
  • It’s not working, period. The most obvious sign of a damaged garbage disposal is when it stops working entirely. The good news is that most garbage disposal issues are easy fixes which rarely require an entire replacement.

America’s Plumbing Co Can Help!

In most of these cases, including jams and clogs, it’s easy for us to simply remove the source of the jam or clog and restore your garbage disposal to working order. However, it’s always possible that your garbage disposal is out of commission for good. We can figure this out from the inspection we’ll perform when working on your garbage disposals. If that’s the case, we can help your replace it. When we’re installing garbage disposals, we use the utmost care and are certain to install it correctly.

Give us a call, we’re ready to help you today! 


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