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When Should You Receive a Garbage Disposal Replacement?

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When should you receive a garbage disposal replacement?

Garbage disposals are meant to shred food and other particles to keep your kitchen pipes clean. With proper maintenance, garbage disposals can last up to 15 years. So, running your garbage disposal regularly with cold water can help clear out any bits that would otherwise block the kitchen sink pipe. Of course, your garbage disposal can’t do its job when it has problems. So, when should you receive a garbage disposal replacement?

Your Garbage Disposal Makes Unusual Noises

Since garbage disposals have moving parts, any new noises can indicate a serious problem. Make sure to shine a flashlight down your drain to inspect anything blocking the unit. Sometimes a small dish or sneaky piece of silverware can easily result in strange sounds from the unit.

If you find something, carefully remove the item and test the disposal. If you still hear abnormal sounds after not finding anything else, it’s time to call in a professional or consider a garbage disposal replacement. Our W.H. Winegar & Son Plumbing and Heating team has the knowledge and professional experience to do the job. Give us a call today at 301-384-5818!

Releases a Bad Odor

Old food and waste tend to release foul odors, but it shouldn’t be the issue by properly using a working garbage disposal. If odors persist even after rinsing your garbage disposal, stubborn particles might be trapped in the unit. In most instances, you can contact a professional to eliminate these stubborn particles. Otherwise, it might be time to swap out an older disposal – 15 years or more.

Your Garbage Disposal Won’t Turn On

When a garbage disposal doesn’t turn on, there may be a serious issue with the unit itself. So, start by pressing the reset button on the unit to check if it will start again. You can also inspect the circuit breaker in your property’s electrical panel. Otherwise, there’s a good chance you will need to call a professional if these troubleshooting methods don’t resolve the issue.

Water is Leaking from Your Garbage Disposal

Over time, your disposal might develop cracks or even a leak. When this happens, you’ll need to replace the unit because a repair is not worth your money. Nothing lasts endlessly, so you’ll replace your garbage disposal anywhere from 8 to 15 years. Receive your garbage disposal replacement with W.H. Winegar & Son Plumbing and Heating today!


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