in Aiken, Augusta and CSRA
The garbage disposal is one of the most often used machines in your home. Due to this heavy use, it’s not uncommon for issues to arise.
Since most of us don’t have the time or the necessary skills needed to fix a garbage disposal on our own, it’s good to know the Mr. Flush professionals can help when the disposal is clogged and bits and pieces of food are floating in your stopped up sink.
Common Garbage Disposal Repair Issues
One of the most common problems we see is disposals jammed by objects not meant to be there, from forks to fibrous foods. If you can’t easily remove the item, don’t keep trying. Turn off the power to the disposal and contact Mr. Flush to remove the jammed item.
Something as simple as cucumber or potato peelings can clog your disposal and turn your sink into a whirlpool of dirty water. Congealed grease, fibrous foods and even dirt can clog your disposal and prevent your sink from draining. Regardless of the reason, it’s a problem that needs to be fixed. Before you grab the plunger and waste your time, contact Mr. Flush to clean out the clog.
If your disposal jams or gets overloaded with food, it is designed to shut itself off automatically to prevent overheating and motor burnout. If you can locate the reset button, give that a try …. but if your disposal still won’t run, call Mr. Flush. We’ll get it going quickly.
Garbage Disposal Installation
You don’t realize how much you depend on your garbage disposal until it doesn’t work. If your unit is tired and worn out, contact the plumbing professionals at Mr. Flush. We provide state-of-the-art garbage disposals that will chew up even the toughest foods. Contact us today for a garbage disposal installation.
How to Avoid Problems In The Future
Once your garbage disposal has been repaired, it is important to take steps to avoid future problems. Here is a list of items that should never be put in your garbage disposal:
- Fat or grease
- Stringy vegetables such as celery
- Potato skins
- Cucumber peels
- Whole fruits or vegetables
- Non-food items such as silverware, bones and dirt