Effective and Inexpensive Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement

Very few people will argue how convenient a garbage disposal can be. These plumbing appliances make clean up a snap, but they also contribute to a cleaner environment by keeping food waste out of landfills. But, as with most appliances, these little machines can create problems every now and then. A broken disposal can cause clogs in your pipes, leakage under your kitchen sink, and end up costing you additional money in plumbing repairs.

At Chandler Action Plumbing & Drain, respond to service calls from residents of Chandler, AZ, each and every day, helping them solve their garbage disposal debacles. Many times the answers is something as simple as flipping the reset button on the disposal’s motor. In fact, this is the solution for 90% of the calls we receive and is something the caller can do on their home for free. But, if this doesn’t work, then it may be necessary for us to send a plumbing specialist to your home to evaluate the problem.

Professional Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Our highly qualified, industry certified plumbing specialists are the best at what they do. We are known through Chandler for connecting frustrated residents with amazing contractors who have the training, specialized knowledge, and patience to answer your questions and make repairs. Our plumbers don’t just repair damaged disposals, they educate. From offering maintenance tips to showing homeowners how to fix a jammed blade, our goal is to empower you and put you in control of your disposal.

Garbage Disposal Repair Tips

So, you tried to reset your disposal and it didn’t work. Don’t throw down the white dishtowel in defeat. It may still be possible to fix the issue without enlisting the professional services of a plumber.

At this point, turn the power off to the disposal. Shine a flashlight into the disposal and look for signs of obstruction. This could be a chunk of food stuck in the blades or an object like a plastic bread tie that is preventing the blades from rotating. If you can figure out what is causing the problem, use a wrench, tweezers, or another tool and try to pry it loose from the blades. Whatever you do, never use your hands. Even though the disposal isn’t on, you could still cut yourself.

Once the object is removed, try turning on the disposal. If you still can’t get the appliance to work, it’s time to call for professional plumbing service. The problem may not be anything major, but it may require certain tools and expert knowledge that you just don’t have. We’ll send a plumber to diagnose the problem and make suggestions for repair or replacement.

To receive a quote for garbage disposal repair and installation, give us a call at your earliest convenience. We’re also available to help you choose a new water heater, replace an old toilet with a high-efficiency model, or discuss other ways to improve your home’s plumbing system.