Outstanding Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service in San Jose

It’s no secret that you depend on your garbage disposal to work on demand. But, what happens when it stops responding to your work requests and refuses to turn on? At a time like this, it is easy to panic, throw your hands up in surrender, and run to the nearest home improvement store to purchase a new appliance. Don’t give up on your garbage disposal so fast. There are many reasons why disposals stop working and most of them do not require that you buy a new unit. Instead, simple repairs performed by certified, industry-trained plumbers can save you money and the hassle of buying a new disposal.

Call San Jose Action Plumbing Pros for Immediate Repairs

Problems with household garbage disposals usually originate from clogs, faulty wiring, or poor installation. Clogs can form in the disposal’s container or in the drain pipe that takes water away from the kitchen sink. Faulty wiring and incorrect installation sometimes go hand in hand, but not always. Sometimes disposals fail because the circuit it is on becomes overloaded or the wall switch may be broken.

Trying to figure out what is happening with your disposal can be a never ending guessing game, especially when you don’t have a plumbing background. This is why we always recommend calling for professional plumbing service and advice before you start messing around with your disposal. There are some DIY solutions like pushing the reset button on the motor or peering inside the container to visually search for the reason the blades are not moving, but if you try these two solutions and your disposal is still not working correctly it’s time to leave it to the pros.

How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running

The average household disposal can run well for as long as 10 years if it is correctly cared for. Here is how our plumbers take care of their own disposals to ensure longevity and fewer repairs:

  • Reduce the amount of food you place in the disposal. Household disposals are built for light use. They are not commercial grade and cannot handle huge quantities of food.
  • Throw away scraps from food preparations. 90% of the time these scraps do not belong in the disposal.
  • Stay away from chemical cleaners to loosen blockages. Call for professional drain cleaning instead.
  • Never pour oil or grease down the disposal and avoid inserting expandable foods like pasta and rice.

For more tips on how to maintain your disposal or to learn more about our garbage disposal repair or installation services in San Jose, CA, pick up the phone and call us today! Our plumbers are also available today to help you with toilet installation, faucet repair, and more!