Mission Hills Garbage Disposal Repair

Professional Garbage Disposal Solutions for Your Home

Having a garbage disposal is a luxury that many homeowners enjoy. It makes kitchen cleanup much more accessible and can even help you to save money on your water bill. However, like any other appliance, your garbage disposal may encounter problems that could affect its performance.

We offer same-day service on most jobs and are committed to providing honest, reliable plumbing services. All of our plumbers are licensed, bonded, and insured, so you can rest assured that your garbage disposal repairs are in the hands of a qualified professional. 

Call our Mission Hills plumbers at (888) 802-6007 for prompt, reliable repairs if your garbage disposal is not working as it should!

Immediate Action for Sewer Gas Odors

If you smell gas, leave immediately and go to a neighbor's house. Once you are safely out of your home, call 911 and your gas company, then contact our Mission Hills plumbers. We can help you determine the source of the gas and help you make it safe.

Top Garbage Disposal Issues and DIY Fixes

While garbage disposals are relatively low-maintenance appliances, they require some care to keep them running smoothly. If you are experiencing problems with your garbage disposal, don't put off calling a plumber. The sooner you call, the sooner you can get your disposal up and running again.

Here are some common problems that can affect your garbage disposal and how you can resolve them:

  • Your disposal is not running at all: If it is not running at all, there could be too much food or non-food waste buildup inside. Run ice cubes down the disposal while it's turned on to fix this. If that doesn't work, call a plumber to clean the disposal.
  • Your disposal is making a loud, humming noise: If it is making a loud humming noise, there could be too much food or non-food waste buildup inside. Run ice cubes down the disposal while it's turned on to fix this. If that doesn't work, you may need to call a plumber to replace the impeller.
  • You see water leaking from the disposal: If you see water leaking from the disposal, it could be that the gasket is worn out and needs to be replaced. To fix this, call a plumber to replace the gasket.

Preventative Tips to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clog-Free

If you are unsure of the problem with your garbage disposal, look at our plumbing services page to see all our services. You can also contact us to find out if we can help.

To prevent your garbage disposal from clogging, here are some tips:

  1. Run Cold Water: Always run cold water while using the garbage disposal and for a short time afterward. Cold water helps solidify grease and oils, making it easier for the disposal to break them down.
  2. Cut Food into Small Pieces: Cut large food items into smaller pieces before putting them into the disposal. This reduces the chances of overwhelming the disposal and helps it process the waste more efficiently.
  3. Avoid Hard Items: Avoid putting hard items like bones, fruit pits, or hard seeds into the disposal. These can damage the blades or cause clogs.
  4. Fibrous Foods with Caution: Be cautious with fibrous foods like celery, artichokes, or banana peels. Fibrous materials can wrap around the disposal blades and lead to clogs.
  5. No Grease or Oil: Avoid putting grease, fats, or oils down the disposal, as they can solidify and clog the pipes.
  6. Use Citrus Peels: Grinding citrus peels in the disposal can help eliminate unpleasant odors and clean the blades. You can also use a mixture of ice cubes and salt for a similar cleaning effect.
  7. Regular Cleaning: Periodically clean your garbage disposal by pouring a mixture of baking soda and vinegar down the drain. Let it sit for a few minutes before flushing it with hot water.
  8. Use a Plunger: If you notice slow drainage, you can use a plunger to try and clear minor clogs. Make sure to turn off the disposal before attempting this.
  9. Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners: Chemical drain cleaners can be harsh and may damage the disposal over time. Opt for more environmentally friendly alternatives like baking soda and vinegar.
  10. Professional Maintenance: Consider scheduling professional maintenance for your garbage disposal to ensure it's in good working condition and to address any potential issues before they become major problems.

By following these tips, you can help prevent clogs and keep your garbage disposal running smoothly.

Reliable Plumbing Services for New Construction Homes in Mission Hills

Our plumbers are proud to be a locally owned and operated business. We are committed to providing our customers with professional, honest, and reliable services. We are always on time and never charge extra for weekend or after-hours service. We offer several savings on our services.

Contact Drain Solutions Plumbing Co today to schedule your garbage disposal repair!

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