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Garbage disposals are a convenient way to dispose of food waste without having to dump it in the trash can, which can quickly lead to unpleasant odors in your kitchen. The Baltimore plumbers at Albright's offer professional garbage disposal repair and installation services that area homeowners can depend on. We provide convenient same-day appointments and are fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind.
What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal
Although “garbage” is literally in the name, you do still have to be careful what you put into garbage disposals because there are some things that most certainly should still be disposed of in the trash can. Sending the wrong items down the drain can cause your garbage disposal to clog up and cause a kitchen sink backup, or it may cause the motor to burn out and cease working altogether.
To reduce the chances of a clog, make sure to keep the following items out of your kitchen sink.
What Foods Should Not Be Put Down a Garbage Disposal?
- Coffee grounds and tea leaves
- Chicken bones
- Fruit pits
- Pasta and rice
- Grease and fats
- Seafood shells
- Onion skins
- Corn husks
- Potato peels
- And other fibrous vegetables and peels
If your garbage disposal is clogged, jammed, making unusual noises, or simply failing to turn on at all, our Baltimore garbage disposal repair team can help you troubleshoot and fix the issue in no time!
Leaks are a common issue with garbage disposals, and they can be frustrating to deal with. But what causes this issue in the first place? There are a few different reasons why your garbage disposal may be leaking, including a loosened sink flange, a worn seal or gasket, and a disconnected or loosened drain line. No matter the cause, it's important to address the leak as soon as possible to prevent any damage. While some leaks can be fixed with a simple repair, others may require more extensive work or even a replacement unit being needed. It’s best to consult with a trained garbage disposal service technician who can inspect your system to determine which issue is causing the leak and whether repair or replacement is needed.
It's important to note that the above issues are not the only problems that can impact your garbage disposal’s ability to work properly.
Why Isn’t My Garbage Disposal Working?
- Electrical issues – If the disposal isn’t responding, then there may be an issue with the power source to the unit or another electrical issue.
- Clogs – If food or other items get stuck within the disposal, it can cause a host of problems, including drainage issues, jammed blades, or humming noises
- Malfunctioning motor – If the motor is faulty, or the system is overheated, the garbage disposal will not be able to run properly. Additionally, if the motor has completely broken down the system will not be able to turn on.
Regardless of the issue you are facing with your garbage disposal, it's best to call in a professional to ensure the problem is fixed properly. Avoiding a DIY repair is recommended as this can often lead to further damage and issues with the system.
To request a garbage disposal repair in Baltimore, contact our pros online today!
Typically, a high-quality garbage disposal can last between 8 to 15 years. Regular maintenance like cleaning the disposal and watching what you toss down the kitchen sink drain can help prolong its lifespan. However, if your garbage disposal is older than 10 years or showing signs of wear, it may be time to replace it. If any of the below signs are present, be sure to contact the experienced Baltimore garbage disposal replacement team at Albright's Mechanical Services right away.
When to Replace a Garbage Disposal:
- If the disposal won’t power on, even after resetting the unit
- If you’re having to reset your disposal more often
- If there is a persistent, foul odor emitting from the disposal that won’t go away
- If you notice that the disposal takes longer than usual to grind and dispose of food waste
- If the disposal has an extensive or complicated leak
- If you are planning to replace your kitchen sink
- If the cost of a repair is higher than the cost of a replacement unit
Garbage Disposal Replacement & New Installation Services
Just like any other appliance, garbage disposals don't last forever and will one day need to be replaced. So, if your garbage disposal seems to have burned out or it's showing signs that a complete failure is imminent, contact Albright's to have one of our Baltimore garbage disposal installation technicians assess the condition of the unit. We can help you determine whether installing a new garbage disposal is the most cost-effective option for your situation or if repairs are possible. Rest assured that you'll never be pressured to purchase a new garbage disposal if you really don't need it.
Albright’s Is Equipped to Handle All Your Garbage Disposal Service Needs
When it comes to your home’s garbage disposal, it's important to trust the professionals to ensure an accurate repair or replacement is provided. At Albright's Mechanical Services we can diagnose any issues with your disposal and provide the necessary service to keep your kitchen running smoothly. Our team has been trusted in the Baltimore County area since 1970 and has earned numerous reviews from our many satisfied clients. If you're looking for a qualified local plumber to help you troubleshoot a problem with your garbage disposal, we invite you to give us a call to request an estimate!
“I always turn to Albright's Mechanical Services for my heating and air conditioner service.”Mary G.
“He was very meticulous solved the problem and then cleaned my system.”Liz B.
“Thank you for taking great pride in your job and going above and beyond.”Christy Kopp
“I have used Albright for several years with excellent results.”Noel B.
“From those answering the phones to their technicians, the service provided is outstanding.”Sam L.
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