Your garbage disposal becomes one of the most forgotten about items in your home while still being one of the most used. The garbage disposal is an essential part of your home, and a failing one can make your kitchen the most unpleasant place to be.
Jim’s Plumbing Now understands that a functioning disposal is one of the keys to keeping up your kitchen. Below are signs that you may need a new garbage disposal. Although disposals typically have a 10-year life expectancy, we can’t always control the decline of our appliances. Catching the decline of your disposal before it completely stops could save you from a kitchen nightmare
1) Strange Noises From the Garbage Disposal
Your disposal should have a smooth and even sound when running. You will be able to feel an even vibration across your sink as well. There should be no rattling or crushing sounds when you run your disposal.
If you experience this, turn your disposal off and carefully reach down and see if there is an obstruction. If you find there is no obstruction and the noise still occurs, it’s time to call a professional and consider a replacement.
2) Loss of Function
If your disposal is no longer turning on, take a look at your circuit breaker. Flip the switch that controls the garbage disposal and then turn it back on. If this doesn’t work, there could be an issue with the unit, and calling in an expert for a new garbage disposal installation may be your best option.
3) Water Leaks Under the Kitchen Sink
Garbage disposal leaks tend to happen in unnoticeable measures. Over time, once homeowners find that their disposal leaks, it is usually too far gone. The best option for severe leaks is a total replacement.
If you have managed to catch a leak while it’s still small, call in an excerpt to take a look, this could save you time and money in the long run.
4) Frequent Clogging in Kitchen Drain
If you notice your disposal has frequent clogs, this could be a sign of dulling blades. Blades are what grind down whatever you place in your disposal. If the edges become blunt, they will no longer break down particles properly.
Frequent clogs can also be a sign that you need a bigger appliance. Your garbage disposal could be undersized for your kitchen needs. Investing in bigger disposal could keep you from future problems.
5) Unpleasant Odors from Drain
Unpleasant odors are common in garbage disposals. If you find that odors are abnormally persistent and are not solved with rinsing with soap and cold water as your disposal runs, this could be a sign your disposal is not functioning properly.
Why You Should Reset Your Garbage Disposal
Did you know that your garbage disposal has a reset button? It would be best if you used this reset button to help your disposal recover from unusual and infrequent uses. These are situations like large amounts of food going down or something that doesn’t belong in the disposal sneaking its way in there. Try the reset button before calling in an expert for something you may think is minor.
Call the Carrollton Kitchen Plumbing Experts!
If you have found that your garbage disposal is not working, give our experts at Jim’s Plumbing Now a call. We’re experienced with all areas of kitchen plumbing and all other plumbing services. We’ll help get your home in working order again!