Garbage Disposal Repair in Seattle, WA

Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Flawlessly

Garbage disposals are an incredibly versatile tool in your kitchen. They help you with your dishwashing process and protect your pipes and drains from backing up. Just like every mechanical device, they will require maintenance and repairs to stay working efficiently. Whether your garbage disposal has stopped working or isn’t working as well as it should, give us a call. For years, we’ve been proud to help Seattle homeowners get the most out of their garbage disposals with quick, affordable, and efficient repairs. Learn more about our garbage disposal services in Seattle, and contact us today to schedule your repair.

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Does My Garbage Disposal Need Repairs?

It may not be immediately apparent that your garbage disposal isn’t working properly or needs repairs. After all, most people don’t even think of or look at their garbage disposal until something goes drastically wrong. We never recommend working on garbage disposals yourself due to the danger involved with them. They combine water, electricity, and fast-spinning blades – not the most inviting trio. Our team has years of experience in every aspect of plumbing installations, repairs, and maintenance to help you. We guarantee your satisfaction with our services. If you have experienced any of the following issues, give us a call to schedule your garbage disposal repair:

  • Strange or loud noises when in use
  • Frequent jamming
  • Electrical problems in your kitchen
  • Garbage disposal shreds items but does not drain
  • Foul odors in your sink
  • Leaking underneath your sink
  • Garbage disposal takes too long to grind and drain scraps
  • Frequently needing to press the reset button on your device

How Can I Keep My Garbage Disposal Clean?

There are several techniques and checks you can employ o help keep your garbage disposal clean and avoid possibly expensive repairs and replacements. If your garbage disposal is left unclean, your house can fill up with foul odors. We have a few tips for you to help keep your garbage disposal clean, free of odors, and running efficiently for years to come.

Always run water when operating your garbage disposal.

Running water while grinding food scraps helps lubricate the blades and makes breaking down your food easier. Make sure the water stays running while the blades slow down as well. This allows your sink to flush the food scraps out of the disposal and down the drain. We recommend using cold water for best results.

Never pour grease or fat down your drain.

Grease and fat do not get broken up by your garbage disposal or by using hot water. After the waste cools, the fat and grease can stick to your blades, causing them to emit foul odors and not function properly. Even worse, the drain can clog with the grease deposits, backing up your plumbing system.

Do not grind starchy, fibrous, or hard foods.

Avoid putting the following items down your food disposal:

  • Popcorn kernels
  • Seeds
  • Celery stalks
  • Onion skins
  • Artichokes
  • Potato skins
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds

All of these items can break, clog, and dull your garbage disposal’s blades, leading to additional problems.

Break items down into smaller, more manageable sizes before putting them in the garbage disposal.

Your garbage disposal works around the clock to break down items and make your life easier. Each time it has to work overtime, it could be damaging the system. Take some of the strain off your garbage disposal by cutting larger items into smaller pieces, so the disposal does not overwork or overheat.

Clean your garbage disposal regularly.

It’s a good idea to make sure your garbage disposal is clean and operating efficiently. The best way to do this is to unplug the device, swipe a paper towel around inside, and place a few small ice cubes down it to grind and remove stuck-on debris. NEVER clean or maintain a garbage disposal while it is plugged in.


Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Repair

When it comes to garbage disposals, most people don’t want to mess with them themselves. We understand. That’s where we come in. Our years of experience, tools, technology, and techniques make us experts at fixing all makes and models of garbage disposals for homeowners throughout Seattle. If we determine that your garbage disposal is beyond repair, we will be happy to recommend a new unit that fits your needs and budget. Call today to schedule your garbage disposal repair service.

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