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Garbage Disposal Repair

Do you need garbage disposal repair? Are you experiencing a garbage disposal problem? If so, contact Sacramento Plumbing Solutions to get help now. We know how to repair/clean your garbage disposal drain, install a new garbage disposal and diagnose garbage disposal leaks. If you need emergency disposal services, we will inspect your garbage disposer quickly and provide a solution the same day.

Common Garbage Disposal Problems We Fix

Garbage disposals are a combination of electrical and plumbing components. Because of this, there are a variety of problems that we encounter when attempting to fix a garbage disposal. Some of the common repairs we tackle are below

Jammed disposal

A leaking disposal

A “dead” disposal
A clogged garbage disposal
A humming disposal
A smelly drain
A disposer that drains into the dishwasher

Most common problems cause your garbage disposer to be ineffective. Additionally, these common problems create an inconvenience for you and can eventually cause expensive damage to your pipes. When you are having problems below your kitchen sink, we can help! We know how to do more than hit the “reset button”. Our team of plumbing specialists can fix any plumbing problem.

Humming Noise & No Movement

A garbage disposer that makes unusual noise usually indicates there is a problem. If you hear the sound of grinding metal, something could be stuck in the blades. Typically this means a part of the garbage disposal has been misplaced or something is wedged between the blades causing it to seize and not work properly.

When you notice any humming-related problems with your disposal, it’s time you contact your local plumber for a diagnosis.

Disposal is Jammed

Jammed garbage disposers cause water and fluids to back up causing an overflow.

The most common causes of jammed garbage disposals are:

  • Silverware
  • Eggshells
  • Stringy vegetables
  • Fats and oils
  • Fruit pits
  • Non-food items
  • Bones

You can prevent jams by regularly flushing water and rock salt down the drain. Additionally, avoid trying to flush excessive food waste down at one time. Garbage disposer blades are more ineffective when they are cleaned regularly.

Drain is Clogged / Disposal Drains Slowly

A slow draining usually means that something is clogged or there is another more serious problem.

A properly working garbage disposer means the blades are quickly breaking up organic waste and fluids quickly go down the drain. When you notice food and water backing up into your sink, it might mean that your blades are dull or there is a clog deeper down in the pipe.

We provide clog removal services to help you eliminate water damage and other clog-related plumbing issues. Sacramento Plumbing Solutions services Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, and all of Sacramento California. We are independently owned and are available for your plumbing request.

Garbage Disposal Unit Won’t Turn On

When you turn on your garbage disposal and it doesn’t make a sound, the silence might indicate a couple of different issues. the plug for the disposal could be loose or the reset button may have popped out. You might need a new switch or your circuit breaker to the motor might have overloaded.

Let us inspect your garbage disposer unit and determine the source of your problem. We can tell if a circuit breaker is thrown or if your garbage disposer has a seized motor.

Garbage Disposal Unit Won’t Turn On

When you turn on your garbage disposal and it doesn’t make a sound, the silence might indicate a couple of different issues. the plug for the disposal could be loose or the reset button may have popped out. You might need a new switch or your circuit breaker to the motor might have overloaded.

Let us inspect your garbage disposer unit and determine the source of your problem. We can tell if a circuit breaker is thrown or if your garbage disposer has a seized motor.

Unit is Leaking Under the Sink

Garbage disposals leak over time. Often leaks can be prevented, but sometimes the leak goes unseen for an extended period of time. Eventually, exposure to the water will cause issues with power, surrounding surfaces, and more.

The most common causes of disposal unit leaks are below:

  • Lost putty sealing at the base of disposal
  • A worn-out O-ring, flange or gasket,
  • Improper connection with dishwasher
  • Poor connection to drain pipe

Sometimes a disposal insert can short out due to water exposure, when this happens, don’t panic. Call a professional leak repair company like Sacramento Plumbing Solutions.

Awful Smell / Odor

Over time, particles accumulate in your garbage disposal and can emit a pungent or unpleasant smell. Bad odor doesn’t mean there is a problem with your disposal, it just means the unit needs a good cleaning. Before you call a professional plumber, try washing inside the drain with baking soda and vinegar to see if the smell clears up. If the smells persist, you may want to call us to take apart the disposal and clean it more thoroughly.

Loud Grinding Noise

When you hear a loud grinding noise one of two things is happening. Either something foreign has made contact with the metal blades or the blades themself have broken loose and grinding the other blades in the process. If you have recently replaced your unit, and something damages a part in your grinding chamber, you may be able to use your warranty to fix the problem.

To remove the jammed item from your disposer follow this 4 step process to do it safely:

  1. Look down the grinding chamber with a flashlight
  2. Do not place your hands in the grinding chamber
  3. Inspect the outer edge of the shredding disk
  4. If something is wedged between teeth – use pliers or tings to remove

Sacramento Garbage Disposal Installation

We install batch feed and continuous feed disposals all throughout Sacramento California. When you call us, we will measure the space under your sink to decide what kind of unit is the best fit. As part of our process, we inspect the plumbing and electrical components servicing your unit to ensure a smooth installation. Let us help you decide between 1/2, 3/4 or a 1 horsepower unit. We always educate our customers so they can avoid rushed decisions and the expensive plumbing oversights many people encounter.

We have the best prices and selection of commercial and install residential garbage disposers. Call us today to schedule your free quote virtually or in person.

Sacramento Garbage Disposal Installation

We install batch feed and continuous feed disposals all throughout Sacramento California. When you call us, we will measure the space under your sink to decide what kind of unit is the best fit. As part of our process, we inspect the plumbing and electrical components servicing your unit to ensure a smooth installation. Let us help you decide between 1/2, 3/4 or a 1 horsepower unit. We always educate our customers so they can avoid rushed decisions and the expensive plumbing oversights many people encounter.

We have the best prices and selection of commercial and install residential garbage disposers. Call us today to schedule your free quote virtually or in person.