Many Texas homeowners take their garbage disposals for granted – until they stop working. Don’t let the dishes pile up, disposal clogs worsen and your chores become a huge headache. Instead, turn to the professionals at Jim’s Plumbing Now.
We have a team of plumbers on our side ready to help residents in Carrollton, Richardson and other North Dallas areas. Read on to learn about some common garbage disposal issues and what you can do about them. Avoid the stress of appliance breakdowns by taking care of your devices and reaching out to the pros on our team when you need us.
How To Clean A Garbage Disposal
With the near-constant flow of kitchen scraps and plate scrapings being sent down the drain, your garbage disposal goes through a lot. Help it work efficiently throughout its lifespan by making sure it’s well-maintained and clean. To deep clean your garbage disposal, disconnect the power (either by unplugging the unit or turning off the power at the breaker) and get to cleaning.
Remove the rubber splash guard and scour all the nooks and crannies with a stiff brush and dish soap. Pour a cup of baking soda into the disposal and follow with vinegar – this mixture will fizz and bubble up, loosening stuck-on debris. Rinse the splash guard and disposal with hot tap water. Plug the unit back in or turn the power on at the breaker.
Dependable Plumbing From The Jim’s Team
A storm, power surge or tripped circuit breaker can all cause your disposal to stop working. Following power outages and other electrical issues, you may need to perform a garbage disposal reset on your device. To do this, locate the red button on the bottom of the disposal and press it. This should reset the mechanism and allow you to use your disposal like normal.
If your disposal is making weird noises, won’t turn on or you need to frequently press the reset button, reach out to our team. It may be time for a professional repair or replacement. Oftentimes, plumbing clogs and jammed impellers can put a disposal out of commission. Let our team take care of it for you.
Repairing Or Replacing Your Garbage Disposal
Not all issues are a sign that you need to invest in a new replacement. In fact, many disposal issues can be repaired to bring your device into good working order. For issues like leaks, jammed impellers and humming noises, reach out to our team. Our plumbers are ready to provide you with long-lasting garbage disposal repairs in Carrollton.
Sometimes, though, a repair isn’t enough to solve the problem. For major damage, units that have power but make no sound and disposals that are over 12 years old, our team recommends replacement. To take advantage of our dependable kitchen plumbing services, reach out to the team at Jim’s Plumbing today!
Call On Jim’s Plumbing Now!
At Jim’s Plumbing Now, we know how to fix a garbage disposal – after all, we’ve been serving Texas communities for decades! From clogs and smells to leaks and replacements, we’ve seen it all. Our team can inspect, repair or install your garbage disposal to bring your routines back to normal. For reliable garbage disposal services in North Dallas, contact our team today!