Garbage disposals have become an essential appliance in today’s kitchens, and when they malfunction, it is a huge inconvenience. If your garbage disposal is leaking or clogged, or if you believe that you need a total garbage disposal replacement, then give Lakeside Plumbing Inc. a call at 847-419-0303 today.
There’s no question that garbage disposals are one of the most useful appliances in your kitchen. They save you time, reduce the amount of trash your family creates, and make it easier to have a generally cleaner kitchen. They make food preparation and cleanup a breeze.
Whether you’ve decided to add a garbage disposal to your kitchen for the first time, have decided that it is time to replace your current disposal, or think yours can be repaired, we are the team to call. We’ll help you choose the best model for your family, and we’ll also ensure that the disposal is installed properly to help you avoid problems in the future.
DO I NEED A NEW GARBAGE DISPOSAL INSTALLATION OR REPAIR?
If your disposal is not functioning properly, it can be quite a hassle. Unfortunately, if you’re not familiar with the way the appliance operates, it can be difficult to tell whether or not a repair or replacement is needed. If you notice any of the following signs, give us a call as soon as possible.
- When you use it, the disposal makes a noise that sounds like metal grinding on metal.
- Your garbage disposal is humming.
- The garbage disposal is leaking from beneath your sink.
- The disposal seems to become jammed quite often, even with smaller food items.
- You’ve noticed a foul smell coming from the garbage disposal.
- The disposal doesn’t want to turn on
- You have to use the “reset” button more often than you used to
These are all signs that your unit should be inspected by a plumber. We don’t recommend trying to repair this particular appliance on your own, because it does present a safety hazard, due to the sharp blades that are used to chop and grind waste. You should also avoid using any type of chemical drain cleaners on your garbage disposal because these chemicals will only damage the appliance further.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL IS LEAKING?
Homeowners generally give very little thought to their garbage disposal until it breaks. It’s one of those things that is typically “out of sight and out of mind”, but you certainly notice it when it begins to cause problems, such as leaking or making annoying sounds. Keep in mind that if the disposal is leaking from the seals, our team can have this issue repairs in a very short time. If it is leaking from an actual crack in the device, we will likely recommend replacing your garbage disposal with a newer model.
Keep in mind that if the disposal is leaking from the seals, our team can have this issue repairs in a very short time. If it is leaking from an actual crack in the device, we will likely recommend replacing your garbage disposal with a newer model. We don’t suggest trying to do anything about a malfunctioning garbage disposal.
Please contact Lakeside Plumbing, Inc. today at 847-419-0303 to schedule an appointment.