The Best Plumbers for Garbage Disposal Repair in Walnut Creek CA
There are plenty of things that can cause you garbage disposal to stop working properly. The good news is that our White Label garbage disposal repair techs can help you figure out the problem on your own. The most common garbage disposal issues include clogged machines, a humming sound, seal leaks, poor
performance and the dreaded burnt out motor.
Clogged sinks are often caused by debris lodging in the small drain line that leads from the garbage disposal to the main drain line. These things include starchy items like vegetable peels, especially potato and cucumber, and hard to chop items like meats and cheeses. If your garbage disposal is running, but the sink is still clogged, this is probably the problem. All you need to do is get a bucket and go under the sink. Disconnect the pipe running from the disposal to the main drain line and clear it out by hand. Unplug the unit first as a precaution.
Loud Garbage Disposals
If your unit is making a humming sound it usually means that there is something preventing the blades from spinning. The garbage disposal motor's safety has disengaged to prevent the motor from burning out. This sound usually means a large piece of food or debris has gotten caught behind the blade and needs to be cleared. Unplug the unit and then fish out the piece by hand. If there is nothing blocking the blades, you may need to have your gear motor replaced. Sometimes blades get dull and result in the garbage disposal not working efficiently. This happens during normal wear and tear but also if items like fruit stones and silverware find their way into the disposal. When this happens, our White Label plumbing team suggests either changing out the blades or purchasing a new unit (depending on how old it is). This is not typically a DIY job because it involved removing the entire unit from the sink.
Garbage Disposal Leaks
Garbage disposal leaks are usually found at the seal at the exit line of the unit. These seals can crack after years of use but are easy to replace. If the leak is at the top of the unit the solution isn't quite as simple. The top seal is usually built into the body of the disposal which makes it more cost effective to buy a new unit than to fix a broken top seal.
Worst Case Scenario, Let Our Plumbers Install a New Garbage Disposal
Of course, there are times when the entire unit fails. Motors do burn out from time to time and, because they are the main part of the unit, they need to be replaced. If this is the case, our White Label garbage disposal repair and installation techs can have a new disposal installed in a few hours.