Having a working garbage disposal in place under your sink is a nice luxury that makes it easier to deal with small food scraps while doing your dishes. Just flip a switch on the wall above the sink and the disposal will go to work, grinding up little bits of food and carrying them away with the wastewater. Unfortunately, problems can arise with your disposal that will require a garbage disposal replacement. When that happens, get in touch with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric right away to have a member of our expert staff take care of the job for you.
What’s the Problem?
Quite obviously, you’ll know something is wrong with your garbage disposal if you flip the switch that runs the disposal and nothing happens. In that case, as long as the unit is still plugged in, you are probably looking at just having that current unit replaced. Garbage disposals are not particularly expensive to buy new, so any repair work would likely cost more than just starting over.
Other issues can come up that will lead to a replacement of your unit beyond it simply refusing to turn on. In some cases, the housing of the unit will develop a leak and you will find water dripping under your sink. Again, here, it’s almost certainly best to just have a new one installed, unless the source of that leak is just a loose plumbing connection that can be corrected.
Listening for Trouble
Pay attention to how your garbage disposal sounds and reach out for help if it starts making unusual noises. Occasionally, the components responsible for grinding up the food that goes down the drain will break and wind up rattling around in the disposal, every time you turn it on. Remember, never reach down inside the disposal to retrieve anything unless there is no power going to the unit.
Getting It Right the First Time
Installing a new garbage disposal is not the most complicated of plumbing projects, but it is one that needs to be done correctly to ensure proper function, and to avoid unwanted leaks. With an experienced partner like Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric on the project, you can rest assured that your new disposal will work perfectly right from the start. Get in touch today to get started!