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4 Common Garbage Disposal FAQs

As simple as garbage disposals are, problems with the appliances are relatively common, and it may be for quite a few reasons. Whether it has a jam somewhere in it, a clogged drain, or the power has been severed. S & D Plumbing can fix it in a jiffy and at such an affordable price.

How do you handle a jammed disposal?

Problem: Usually, the first sign of a jam is when food gets caught between the impellers and the shredding ring. You DO NOT want to get it out without shutting off the power! Potato skins, eggs, or coffee grinds are some of the things that will easily jam up your garbage disposal, so it might be better to compost these. The blades or even the flywheel could be damaged by these items.

Solution: Learn which food waste items can and can’t be disposed of in the sink. Make sure everyone in your household can correctly dispose of all food waste to better prevent clogs.

Why is my garbage disposal clogged?

Problem: Much like a jam, the garbage disposal has most likely clogged because large-sized foods or slimy foods that are difficult for the appliance to shred end up turning into pretty hard-to-clean slop.

Solution: Once you know what food waste can go in the disposal, throw the rest away in the trash or get a composter.

Why is my garbage disposal leaking?

Problem: The garbage disposal needs water, so if there is a leak somewhere, problems will arise. Also, using a lot of chemicals can damage some of the parts in your garbage disposal.

Solution: Leaks are common, and a few reasons can be through a damaged pipe if connected with your dishwasher or even a loose clamp. There might be some loose screws or the top flange.

Why is my garbage disposal not working?

Problem: The most straightforward reason that your garbage disposal isn’t working is that it has no power.

Solution: While this isn’t always the case, it’s best to consult with a professional to figure out the source of the power outage and the proper next steps.

There are so many moving parts within garbage disposal that make everything run smoothly. Fixing your garbage disposal yourself without the proper tools or expertise can be so dangerous to both you and your house.

We have the tools and talent to make sure you get your garbage disposal fixed, 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Don’t let a jammed up or leaky garbage disposal make you feel down; just let S & D Plumbing highly rated affordable-priced plumbers do all the work. Call us today at (512) 648-4663

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