Many of us rely on our garbage disposal a lot. Therefore, it can spell disaster when it ceases to work or experiences performance issues. At Dutton Plumbing, we’ve put together the most common issues that occur when it comes to your garbage disposal and how to resolve them.
Simply Not Working
If you try to use your garbage disposal and find that it’s not working, there are a number of things that may wrong with it. For example, you’ll want to check the fuse box, circuit breakers and the reset button on the base of the unit. If you don’t find a solution, get in touch with professionals such as ourselves. It may actually be more beneficial to replace the unit if it’s old or damaged.
Garbage Disposal Jamming
Your garbage disposal may jam if certain food items or strange objects have entered the tunnel. Common items that accidentally end up in there include utensils, bones, broken glass etc. While you can easily resolve these issues by using a wrench, you must remember to never stick your hand into a garbage disposal.
A Leaky Disposal
It’s not uncommon for a garbage disposal unit to leak from time to time. First of all, check the drain connections and if the leak is coming from the drain pipe, you should replace the rubber gasket. If, however, the leak is coming from the body of the unit itself, chances are, you’ll need to replace the entire thing.
Noisy Garbage Disposal Unit
If a piece of metal, glass, bone, or other object enters the disposal, it can cause the unit to become noisy. If it’s a jam, the object may naturally work its way out. If not, you may have to enlist the help of a professional. To get in touch with someone who can help you solve any garbage disposal issues you may be having, get in touch with us at Dutton Plumbing.