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Garbage Disposal Repair

Garbage Disposal Problems and Solutions

A garbage disposal makes cleanup in the kitchen a breeze. Operate under severe working conditions, your garbage disposal will eventually require maintenance or repair. And as soon as it stops working, you realize just how helpful this powerful little appliance really is. But don’t worry; Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is here to help.

Common Garbage Disposal Issues

  • Disposal doesn’t grind properly but motor keeps humming
  • Grinding noises are noticeably louder than usual
  • Disposal starts to run, but shuts off before you turn it off
  • There are leaks below the disposal
  • Water does not drain

If your garbage disposal has suddenly stopped working, check to see if the circuit breaker has tripped in your circuit panel. There may also be a separate circuit breaker on the disposal itself—usually a red “reset” button. If resetting the circuit breaker works, you’re in the clear! However, if your garbage disposal trips the breaker again, there’s likely a short in the wiring, and it’s time to call a professional.

Certified and Professional Garbage Disposal Repairs

Whether your garbage disposal shuts off on its own or makes an alarming grinding noise, you can count on Mr. Rooter for professional garbage disposal repair and garbage disposal installation. Garbage disposals can be complicated to repair. Trust the licensed experts at Mr. Rooter to repair your garbage disposal and restore your kitchen to normal.

Garbage Disposal Care Tips

  • Never dispose potato peels, eggshells, fish skins, large volumes of grease, or coffee grounds in your garbage disposal.
  • Regularly freshen your garbage disposal by grinding lemons halves or lemon juice and ice cubes.
  • Try treating your disposal on a monthly basis with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to remove buildup and harmful bacteria. Combine ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda, then add the mixture to the disposal while it's turned off. Let it sit until the foaming stops. Rinse with water and drain.

If your garbage disposal is beyond repair, Mr. Rooter can install your new garbage disposal. Give us a call at (855) 982-2028 or request a job estimate online.

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