Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Tampa Bay Plumber | Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

A broken or faulty garbage disposal can put a damper on your dish normal cleaning routine. Like all appliances, they do not last forever and in most cases only last less than 8 years. At On Time Plumbing Services, we can repair or replace any broken or faulty garbage disposals no matter the brand. We also install brand new disposals based on the needs of our customers. Replacing an old unit can save you service fees in the long term. Over the years we have tackled many clogs, leaks and a host of other problems.

Clogged Garbage Disposal Repair

Garbage disposals are sturdy appliances that will take a lot of punishment; however, when the abuse is too much, they can easily get stuck or seize. When a garbage disposal gets clogged, it doesn’t necessitate replacing the whole unit. It is usually the motor which has overloaded and initiated the kick-off switch.
If the blades remain stuck, call On Time Plumbing Services, we offer service at agreed upon times which is fast and convenient for our customers. A unit that frequently clogs should be replaced as there is usually an issue with the motor. A simple clog fix involves cleaning and resetting the unit. After we diagnose the issue, we can determine the underlying cause as well as any other problems.

Sink garbage disposal repair

Garbage Disposal Leaks

Unlike a simple clog, which can be fixed rather quickly, water underneath your sink signals a more serious problem. Usually the culprit behind a garbage disposal leak is the warn out seals or “O” rings. These leaks can be easily remedied, by tightening connections or replacing worn out parts.
Other leaks may be more complex, and replacing the whole unit is generally more cost efficient. For any leakage, it is better to have a professional dismantle the garbage disposal and recommend the most appropriate fix.

Bad Odors

Even if you do not experience any issues with leaks or clogs, there are other problems that may arise over the course of time. The unit could develop an odor or stench that fails to go away. We recommend cleaning using baking soda or shredding some citrus peels. If the odor remains, replacing the whole unit will remedy the issue.

Tips and Tricks to Prolong the Life of a Garbage Disposal

  1. Avoid putting large items down the disposal as they may clog the drain
  2. Running water for 30 seconds before and after use
  3. Cut items into small pieces and feed them slowly
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Key Benefits of our Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation Services:

Whether you need a basic clog repair or a full garbage disposal replacement, our team of qualified and talented professionals can help. We take pride in the honest work we perform and we can’t wait to help meet all of your plumbing needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size garbage disposal do I need?

There are multiple sized of garbage disposals ranging from 1/3 horsepower to 2+ horsepower. Call On Time Plumbing Services today so we can help you determine what best fits your needs.

What Things should I Stay Away from Putting Down My Garbage Disposal?

Here is a list of things that should never go down a disposal:
• Cooking oil / grease
• Stringy fruits and veggies
• Pasta
• Rice
• Beans
• Coffee grounds
• Eggshells

Do I always need to run water while using the garbage disposal?

Yes, it is recommended because not only will it help the device grind the food waste, but it will also help guide the food particles down the drain. When grinding food, cold water is recommended.

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