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Garbage disposals are a great utility to have in your kitchen sink. Most of the time when a garbage disposal has stopped working it is due to a user error of some kind. People tend to treat their garbage disposals like an indestructible waste remover that can grind up and flush anything down the drain. The truth of the matter is that a garbage disposal will get clogged or even break if the wrong items are put down the drain. Our recommended best practice is to completely remove all excess food and waste from your dishes before you wash them. A garbage disposal should not be thought of as something that can help reduce the amount of garbage you a throwing away and should not be used the same way we would use a trash can.
Common issues with garbage disposals
Your garbage disposal can fail for a variety of reasons. Below are some of the most common issues that can mean your garbage disposal needs to be repaired or replaced.
- The garbage disposal will not turn on or shut off.
- It makes strange noises during operation.
- Water will not properly flow down the drain.
- There is a constant foul odor that comes from the drain and garbage disposal.
- Water leaks during or after operation.
Things to avoid putting down your garbage disposal.
It might sound counter-intuitive but for the sake of longevity, you should really only use your garbage disposal when you absolutely have to. There are some items that should never go down your waste disposal that include things like egg shells, grease, stringy foods like celery, or anything that has pulp to it. Before you put something down your drain try to imagine what will happen to the material once it comes in contact with the disposal blades. If it will break into small pieces or even become sand-like you want to avoid that. You will also want to avoid any foods that will wrap themselves around the blades and bind up your system.
Speak with a garbage disposal plumber today.
It is important to note that many of the symptoms described above could be linked to other plumbing issues. You can learn more about our local drain cleaning services or call today at 801-601-1298 to schedule a free consultation.