The garbage disposal is such an indispensable part of the kitchen that we don’t even think about it until it stops working. If your garbage disposal isn’t working right or you need a new unit installed, call Green Planet Plumbing & Sewer. Our experienced plumbers provide garbage disposal installation and repair with attention to detail and the highest quality customer service.
Can Orange Peels Go Down the Garbage Disposal?
Orange peels and lemon peels are completely safe to go down a garbage disposal. There are actually benefits to putting these citrus peels down the disposal. Orange peels can actually clean the internal components of the garbage disposal as it passes through. It also leaves a pleasant citrus smell in the sink drain. Before you throw peels down the garbage disposal, be sure to chop them into small chunks.
The garbage disposal is a great way to get rid of leftover food waste. Garbage disposals make preparing food much easier and more convenient for people. Most of the time, any garbage disposal problems you encounter are due to people overestimating the ability of the garbage disposal unit. A lot of the time, it's obvious that your garbage disposal isn't working, other times it it's more subtle, below we expound on a few of the common problems you may run into with your garbage disposal
- Garbage Disposal Wont Turn On -
If your unit isn't turning on, first flip the switch to off and check to see if the unit is plugged in or if the breaker/fuse is on and the reset button may have been pressed accidentally. If the unit still isn't turning on, call our expert Seattle garbage disposal repair & installation team.
- Jammed Garbage Disposal -
If your garbage disposal is making strange humming noises when turned on, it could be that something has jammed the blades. To check for this, turn off your unit at the breaker and put on some gloves to see if you can free up the blades of the clog. Make sure you aren't throwing away any fats, oils, stringy vegetables, fruit pits or even egg shells into the garbage disposal as this can be the cause of the clog or future clogs.
- Slow Drain -
If your unit is slowly draining, it could be because the blades are very dull and aren't able to properly break up the food waste. Call our Seattle plumbers to help inspect your plumbing and possibly replace the blades on your unit.
- Bad Smells -
If your kitchen sink is emitting foul odors, a way to help with that is to put ice and some lemon or lime wedges and run the garbage disposal unit for 30 seconds.
- Grinding Noises -
Noises that resemble grinding could be due to something that is stuck in your garbage disposal or that some parts are broken and in need of repair.
“They were so professional and really understood the scope of the work. Great to communicate with, did the work in the time frame expected, showed up right on schedule, and were very friendly to work with.”- Chris R.
Garbage disposals are fairly simple household appliances. A small motor powers impellers that are used to break up food scraps. When your garbage disposal is making strange noises or isn’t working as it should, you can hit the reset button, but if that doesn’t work you should leave the repair to a professional Seattle garbage disposal installation & repair technician. Fortunately, most problems with garbage disposals can easily be repaired by an experienced plumber.
Garbage disposals may become damaged due to:
- Grease or fats
- Hard food items
- Fibrous foods
- Shells, seeds, or pits
We start by examining your garbage disposal to diagnose the problem and explain the repair that is needed. After we have repaired your garbage disposal, we can provide a few useful tips for maintaining the unit and explain what you can do to prevent future problems. Careful use and regular maintenance can help avoid the need for garbage disposal repair.
Skilled Installation & Replacement
Although garbage disposals can often be repaired, there comes a time when everything needs to be replaced. We can provide the information you need and explain your options for garbage disposal installation in Seattle. We are always more concerned with quality service than making a sale and never try to sell customers anything they don’t need and wouldn’t benefit from.
If you need your garbage disposal repaired or a new one installed, call (206) 207-7625 to set up an appointment.
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