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Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation in Dallas, TX
Does your garbage disposal not dispose of much? Do you constantly have to fight clogs, flipped breakers, and other headaches? Do you get backflow into the other side of your sink because of incomplete breakdown of food? Or maybe your disposal just locked up and stopped working, once and for all. If any of these sound familiar, it’s time for a professional to assess your garbage disposal for repair or replacement.
Don’t delay and let problems accumulate into blocked drainage lines, attracted pests, and other annoying issues! Dial 972-620-3600 or reach out to Frymire Home Services online and set up an appointment with one of our technicians today.
Common Reasons Garbage Disposals Fail
Most issues with garbage disposals come to a single problem: grinding things you shouldn’t. Fats, bones, inorganic materials: These sorts of things take a toll on your disposal. At best, they’ll lead to clogs eventually. At worst, they’ll destroy your garbage disposal.
Signs You Need to Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal
If you’re wondering whether your disposal needs service, consider these common symptoms of a problem:
- Strange humming or other noises
- Constant resets
- Clogs for no reason
- Stink that won’t go away
- Can’t get power
- Not spinning, or spinning slowly
- Disposal or adjacent drains aren’t draining
DIY Problems and Solutions (and When to Call a Pro)
There’s not too much you can do to repair a garbage disposal at home once problems get serious, but for minor blockages or a tripped breaker, you can fix the problem in no time.
If you’re suddenly not getting power, feel for a button to turn your disposal back on. This might not work if the disposal is blocked or the problem that made it cut off still exists.
For a blockage, you should be able to use an Allen wrench fitted into the bottom of your disposal to turn the blades manually and work through or loosen up the blockage before turning it back on. If you can’t turn the Allen wrench, then it’s probably time for a professional.
Don’t use commercial drain cleaners like Liquid-Plumr! What it does to your pipes isn’t worth the money you’ll save today.
Tips for Garbage Disposal Care
A garbage disposal is a great tool for your kitchen, but it isn’t invincible. Make sure you care for it properly with these few tips:
- Don’t grind non-food.
- Don’t send grease and fat down the disposal.
- Keep starchy and fibrous vegetables, like potato peels or celery, to a minimum.
- Don’t send expanding foods down the disposal, like rice.
- Try to avoid grinding too many bones, and never big ones.
- Keep volume low; too much of anything can be a problem.
- Grind with cold water, then rinse with warm.
- Use the disposal frequently to avoid corrosion.
- Use ice and citrus juices to clean your disposal from time to time.
Why Choose Frymire Home Services?
With over 70 years in the business, Frymire delivers excellent customer service, top-notch professional work from experienced, trained technicians, and an impeccable reputation backed by over 10,000 user reviews.
Experience our customer service for yourself by calling today to schedule an appointment. You can send us a message from the website, or you can pick up a phone and dial 972-620-3600 right now.
Why is my disposal humming and not working?
Your disposal has power, but the blades are jammed and can’t spin.
How do you unjam a garbage disposal?
Use an Allen wrench fit into the bottom to manually loosen the blades back up.
How long does a typical garbage disposal last?
About 10 years, with proper care.
Is replacing a garbage disposal complicated?
It’s relatively simple if you’re familiar with plumbing, but mistakes can cause problems for your entire plumbing system.
How long does it take to replace a garbage disposal?
Replacing a disposal is usually a quick job of a few hours, barring unusual impediments to accessing the unit.
Do plumbers fix garbage disposals?
Yes, plumbers fix garbage disposals — at least, the plumbers at Frymire do!