Garbage disposal systems are among one of the most used—and taken for granted—appliances in the average American kitchen. Not many homeowners give much thought to this system—that is, until they stop working. Unfortunately, when yours does fail, it will likely be when you need it the most, such as during a big Thanksgiving meal or during some other large meal.
The best way to prevent sink disposal unit breakdowns is by avoiding putting anything down the drain that could have a negative impact on it, such as fibrous foods like celery, egg shells, and even potato skins. Another method to preventing garbage disposal breakdowns is to know the signs that trouble is brewing.
Do You Have to Press the Reset Button Each Time You Use Your Disposal?
If this is the case, then you may have insufficient or damaged wiring. It could even be the case of an aging disposal that needs replacement. If bad wiring is to blame, then this may require additional work from an electrician. However to determine the root of the issue, the best thing you can do is contact one of the professional plumbers on our staff.
Is There a Foul Odor Coming from Your Kitchen Sink?
Let’s say you’ve tried all the home remedies—citrus down the garbage disposal, flushing your drain with vinegar and baking soda—but nothing seems to help. This may be beyond a DIY fix and require the professional services of a plumber to disassemble and clean your garbage disposal.
Is Your Garbage Disposal Excessively Slow?
Garbage disposals have the power to break down food waste in a matter of seconds. So if yours is taking longer, then chances are that the blades have dulled. This doesn’t always mean that you need a system replacement—our professionals may be able to just simply sharpen your blades to get your sink disposal unit back in good working condition.
For expert garbage disposal services in Denver, CO, contact APC Plumbing & Heating today!