Garbage Disposal Repair, Replacement and Installation in Escondido & Nearby Areas

In-home garbage disposals today are convenient, easily installed under your existing kitchen sink setup, and accessible to homeowners on a budget. Garbage disposals don’t just simplify and expedite the process of tidying up your kitchen; they also help prevent clogged drains by ensuring any food waste particles are small enough to be carried away by your drains and sewer lines.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido, we understand that having a functional garbage disposal is important to your busy lifestyle. We are happy to offer the people of Escondido an exceptional level of service when it comes to repairing, replacing, and installing garbage disposals.

Garbage Disposal Basics – Getting to Know Your Appliance

If you’re still in the research phase of your decision to install or upgrade a garbage disposal, you probably have questions about how it works. If you’re a first-time homeowner, you might not be sure what garbage disposal is. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido, we don’t just perform garbage disposal installations; we also aim to give our customers information on how to maintain their garbage disposals and avoid future problems. By following the steps below, your garbage disposal can have a longer life:

  • It’s Not a “Garbage” Disposal - The first thing you should understand is that the term “garbage disposal” is a misnomer, and you should only use one for small amounts of foodstuffs. Even some foodstuffs are considered off-limits for garbage disposals, as you shouldn’t grind up solid, indigestible materials like bones, and you should never put fat or grease down your drain, with or without garbage disposal installed.
  • Cold Water Is Key - You should always run cold water when turning on your garbage disposal to grind food waste. The cold water helps to facilitate the breakdown of food items, makes sure your waste is washed completely away and prevents the machinery from overheating.
  • Keep It Clean - You can periodically self-clean most garbage disposals by grinding ice cubes and citrus peels. If the internal components need detailed cleaning, however, you should call the licensed and insured professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido. It can be extremely dangerous to open or insert tools into a garbage disposal without specialized training.

Identifying Common Garbage Disposal Issues

Like any other appliance or machine, a garbage disposal can experience mechanical or electrical failure after years of normal wear and tear. Garbage disposal issues can manifest in a wide variety of ways. You should immediately discontinue the use of your garbage disposal and call a licensed technician for help when you notice symptoms of garbage disposal failure. Any of the following could be a sign that you need to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido:

  • Jammed Blades - When fast-moving parts shift or warp over time, the result can be jammed blades, rendering your disposal totally unfunctional or even creating a potential location for a clog.
  • Unusual Noises - Garbage disposals can be somewhat noisy devices even when they’re in good working order, but if you notice grinding, whining, howling, or rattling noises that don’t seem normal, please shut off your unit, disconnect its breaker switch for good measure, and call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido with a description of the sound.
  • Leaking Units - Leaks involving garbage disposals can be more complex to repair than other under-sink leaks and may, therefore, require the skilled eye of a Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido technician with garbage disposal repair experience.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido– Your Garbage Disposal Experts

Installing and maintaining garbage disposals is a task best left to seasoned professionals. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Escondido, our team is ready to take on garbage disposal jobs big and small, whether you need a leak inspected as quickly as possible or are ready to schedule a brand-new installation for your first garbage disposal. Contact us today to find out how we can help you dispose of your food waste more conveniently, hygienically, and efficiently.

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