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Garbage Disposals

Santa Rosa Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair

Serving Residential & Commercial Customers in Sonoma County

Garbage disposal units are installed under your kitchen sink and their job is to dice food into small enough pieces so they can easily pass through your plumbing system. When your garbage disposal stops working, it is most commonly because of a simple clog. However, old garbage disposals can have mechanical failures as well.

Common Indicators of a Failing Garbage Disposal

  • Strange Noises – One of the main signs of a failing garbage disposal is unusual noises. If you hear clattering or grinding metal sounds coming from your disposal, it could be an indication that there is something wrong with the blades or motor. These noises can also be caused by foreign objects or debris stuck in the disposal, so it's important to never put items like silverware, bones, or fibrous foods down the drain.
  • Bad Odors – Another common indicator of a faulty garbage disposal is persistent odors that cleaning doesn't remove. This can be a sign of food buildup or residue in the unit, which can lead to bacteria growth and unpleasant smells. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your disposal can help prevent this issue.
  • Frequent Resets – Frequent resets or the need to use the reset button often is also a red flag for a failing garbage disposal. This could mean that the motor is overheating or there are electrical issues with the unit. If you find yourself constantly resetting your disposal, it's best to get it inspected by a professional.
  • Poor Performance – Poor grinding or disposal performance is another sign of a failing garbage disposal. If you notice that your disposal is leaving chunks of food behind instead of grinding them up completely, this could be due to dull blades or a jammed motor. It's important to address this issue as soon as possible to avoid further damage.
  • Leaks – Water leaks from the unit should also be taken seriously as they can lead to water damage and mold growth. Leaks can occur due to worn out gaskets, loose connections, or cracks in the disposal unit. If you notice any water leaks, it's crucial to get them fixed to prevent further damage.
  • Taking Too Long – Lastly, if your garbage disposal is taking longer than usual to grind waste, it could be a sign of a failing unit. This can be caused by dull blades or a motor that is struggling to work properly. It's important to address this issue before it causes further strain on the disposal and potentially leads to complete failure.

Being aware of these common indicators of a failing garbage disposal can help you identify and address issues before they become bigger problems. Regular maintenance and proper usage can also help prolong the lifespan of your disposal. If you encounter any of these warning signs, it's best to consult a professional for assistance.

Need to Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal? Let Rooter Man Sonoma County Help! Call Us or Contact Us Online Today!

Rooter Man Sonoma County can unclog or repair your garbage disposal if needed. We can also provide the following services:

  • Replacement: Rooter Man Sonoma County can replace your existing garbage disposal if it is not working properly. We can supply a replacement unit, or if the customer wants to purchase a new unit themselves, we can remove the old unit and replace it with a new one. We will take your old garbage disposal and dispose of it for you.
  • New Installation: Don’t have a garbage disposal? Been wanting a garbage disposal and haven’t decided on installing one yet? No problem. Rooter Man Sonoma County can install a new garbage disposal from start to finish! From installing a basket strainer to building the drain piping under your sink.

Call (707) 659-0936 or contact us online for fast, reliable, and affordable garbage disposal repair, installation, or replacement in Sonoma County.

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