Things You Can Do To Troubleshoot Your Garbage Disposal

by | Feb 18, 2016 | Plumbing Services

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No one likes to think about having to call a plumber in to fix problems. Plumbers can be very expensive, and depending on the extent of the work, can be time-consuming. That adds up to more dollars. One of the reasons a person may have to call a plumber is to repair or replace the Garbage Disposal. There are many problems that occur with the disposal, a lot of which could be avoided if people would not be careless or negligent. The following information may help the homeowner know what is going on with the disposal.

What commonly happens with disposal issues is people are putting too much food in the system, and the motor will get jammed up. Sometimes this will cause the circuit breaker to trip; other times, it may cause the motor to burn up if it is continually put through the abuse of being overworked. Other things that happen is that people will put the wrong things into the disposal. If people just treat their disposal with care, they will save money on expensive plumbing repairs.
Some things that can be done to avoid having to call a plumber is to first try to clear the disposal jam, using the hex key that comes with every disposal unit. Working the hex key back and forth might clear the jam in the unit. However, if the disposal still fails to operate, reset the red breaker switch that is located on the bottom of the unit. If this still fails, and the breaker box is checked to ensure it has not tripped, a professional plumber (and sometimes an electrician) may have to be called.

The plumber will come in and do his or her own assessment of the Garbage Disposal. He or she will determine if the disposal can be repaired or if you will require a new one. Kent Plumbing is a contractor in the Murrieta and Temecula, California area. The contractor offers to make installation and repair services affordable for customers. If you are need of a contractor to service the disposal unit or any other plumbing need, visit the Kent Plumbing website.

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