You may not want to hear this, but the cold hard truth is that garbage disposals do not last forever. In fact, if you live in your house for another 10 to 20 years, there is a high likelihood that you will need a garbage disposal repair or replacement not once, but two or three times. The garbage disposal is a smaller kitchen appliance that gets used and abused every single day. So, how can you tell your garbage disposal is in shape for a repair or replacement? Read on to learn how to spot the tell-tale signs for a garbage disposal repair.
Do you feel like you always have to restart your garbage disposal? If this occurs once or twice over the course of a few months, it’s probably not a big deal. You probably just put too much in the disposal and overworked it. However, if this occurs every time you attempt to use your disposal, it is time to start looking for a garbage disposal repair or replacement.
It Leaks Constantly, its Time for a Garbage Disposal Repair
The last thing you will want is a leaky garbage disposal. If it isn’t installed properly, leaks happen and are fixable. You have to reinstall the disposal, and that should fix the issue. If you have owned your garbage disposal for many years and it is suddenly starting to leak, that is a totally different issue. The plumber may be able to fix the seal, but if the disposal is cracked, you need a garbage disposal replacement or repair.
Nasty Odors and Consistent Clogs without a Garbage Disposal Repair
These two issues typically go hand-in-hand. When a garbage disposal clogs a lot, it typically means that bits of food are getting stuck inside the drains or in the drain pipe. Because you can’t get these bits of food to move through the drain pipes, it starts to stink. If you are consistently dealing with a clogged garbage disposal, this could mean that food is not ground up well. Over time, garbage disposals begin to lapse in this department, and it is an indicator that you need to consider a garbage disposal repair or replacement as soon as possible.
For any garbage disposal repair or replacement services, give Alpha Plumbing a call today!
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