Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement

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Garbage disposals are an extremely useful household tool that makes is convenient and easy to clean up an dispose of food waste in your home. However, sometimes we don’t realize the damage we’re causing  when we throw “everything and the kitchen sink” into it.

As Atlanta garbage disposal repair experts, we understand how to properly install and maintain this equipment.

Garbage Disposal FAQs

How can I keep my garbage disposal clean and fresh smelling?

  • Pour a little dish soap and let the disposal run for a minute with cold water.
  • Run it regularly! Infrequent use can cause rust and corrosion.
  • Grind citrus peels, such as lemons, to help eliminate foul smells.
  • Grind certain hard foods like egg shells or small fruit pits to clean disposal’s walls.
  • A simple and effective way to clean your garbage disposal is by filling the disposal with ice cubes and a cup of rock salt, and then run the disposal for 5-10 seconds

If a garbage disposal hums when it should be grinding or draining it is jammed. If you hear your garbage disposal humming, you should shut it down immediately. If it continues to run it in this condition, the motor will burn and cause more damage.

To check what is happening, first disconnect the power to the disposal. Under the sink you’ll find a hex shaped hole and a wrench (that is also hex shaped). The wrench fits into the hex shaped hole. Try to move it so that the jam is released.

If this is not successful, you need to call a professional plumber.

Call Daniel @ 404.644.9734

What? My garbage disposal is not a trash can? and other tips

Garbage disposals are an extremely useful household tool. However, it is also an appliance we often take for granted. Sometimes we don’t realize the damage we’re causing it when we throw “everything and the kitchen sink” into it. Follow these guidelines to prolong the life of your garbage disposal.

  • Never, ever put your hand in the garbage disposal to remove a clog. Always use tongs.

  • Flush it with cold water for at least 20 seconds after each use

  • Avoid grinding anything tough or stringy.

  • Use plenty of cold water while running it to preserve the blades and allow for smooth disposal. Do not use hot water, for this can cause grease to liquefy and accumulate, causing clogs.

  • Never overload your disposal. Cut larger items into smaller pieces and put them into the garbage disposal one at a time.

    • Never put the following items down your garbage disposal:
      • Animal bones.
      • Glass, plastic, metal, or paper.
      • Coffee Grinds
      • Anything combustible.
      • Animal fat, grease, or cooking oil. These solidify in cold pipes and cause clogs.
      • Fibrous foods like corn husks or celery stalks. These can tangle and jam the motor.
      • Potato peels. The starch turns into a thick paste and makes the blades stick.
      • Expandable foods such as pasta and rice. They can expand in pipes and cause clogs.
      • Coffee grounds. They accumulate in drains and pipes.
      • Harsh chemicals, such as bleach or drain cleaners.
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