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Six Signs that It’s Time to Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a convenient way to eliminate food waste from your kitchen. As great as having a garbage disposal is, the convenience of this system can quickly turn to frustration if it is not working properly. It is essential to keep an eye out for signs of garbage disposal issues so you can call a professional quickly for repairs, or a complete replacement, if needed. You can rely on AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric for prompt service when your garbage disposal isn’t functioning.

Below are six of the most telling signs that your garbage disposal needs the care of an experienced technician.

1. It’s Not Grinding Down Food

Obviously, if your garbage disposal is not doing its just job of shredding and getting rid of food, it’s time for a fix. Even if your garbage disposal is still working but is not grinding down food as efficiently as it once did, you should call a professional.

2. Something is Stuck

If you try to put something that is too big down your garbage disposal or try to dispose of food that cannot be broken down, it can create a blockage. This can not only prevent other items from going into the disposal but can also cause strain on the system. An item that is stuck in your garbage disposal must be removed promptly.

3. It’s Making Strange Noises

It’s normal for a garbage disposal to make noise, but you will notice if the noise gets louder or changes. When this happens, it may be a sign of an issue deep within the system. An expert should be called to find the source of the noise and address the problem.

4. There is a Smell in the Sink

Is there an odor coming from your kitchen sink drain that just won’t go away? A malfunction in your garbage disposal may be to blame. There could be something stuck or the garbage disposal may not be completely eliminating food from your drain.

5. It Won’t Turn On

If your garbage disposal isn’t turning on at all, it is clear to you that something is amiss. The issue may be due to an issue within the system such as a clog but could be indicative of a larger electrical problem. It is important to have an experienced technician look into this for you.

6. Water is Backing Up into Your Sink

With a broken garbage disposal, food doesn’t break down, creating a clog in the drain. If something is stuck, water may back up into the sink. Nobody wants a pool of dirty water sitting in their sink, so this is often enough of a reason to call for help. With the help of a professional, you can get your garbage disposal back to working order.

Contact AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric today by filling out our online contact form or calling (303) 622-3449.

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