Platinum Plumbing is a multi-faceted company that handles more than just repairs –– we also do installations and maintenance to keep your equipment running efficiently. So whether it’s time to upgrade your garbage disposal to a more dependable model, or you’re considering installing your first garbage disposal, call on the experts at Platinum Plumbing to get the best results and find out why we’re the only 5-star rated residential plumbing company in the area.
Our Garbage Disposal Installation
You may think that plumbing companies only exist to help people when things go wrong; however, what if you need a new fixture installation? If you’re considering a garbage disposal installation, you can rely on Platinum Plumbing to do the job right the first time so you get the best performance and satisfaction. Our expert technicians aren’t out to sell you anything they can, instead, they consult with you to find out your precise needs and determine which model works best to meet them, even if it’s not the most expensive.
If you’re tired of rinsing dishes and dealing with the inevitable clogs that occur from food debris collecting in the drain, call us to find out how a garbage disposal can make your life easier.
Signs You Need a New Garbage Disposal
If you’re one of those homeowners that relies on their garbage disposal every day to keep food waste to a minimum and to make life in the kitchen more convenient, you must realize that like all appliances, your garbage disposal won’t last forever. While you can get the longest life out of your garbage disposal by maintaining it, eventually it will require replacing. If you’re not sure that it’s time to replace your system, here are a few signs that say it is.
- If your garbage disposal clogs frequently, it could mean that the blades are dull and can’t effectively grind up food waste or that you’ve outgrown your current model and need a larger unit.
- If you find that you’re hitting the RESET button more often, it could mean your system has had enough, and it’s time to replace it.
- If the food takes longer and longer to grind than before, it’s a sign that the unit has reached the end of its life, and you need to upgrade.
- If the garbage disposal is leaking, it may be beyond repair.
- When your garbage disposal starts making loud noises that you can’t fix, replace it with a new system.
If you notice any of the above signs or anything else amiss with your garbage disposal, call Platinum Plumbing today for same-day garbage disposal repair.
How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Clogs
Most garbage disposals work for years without issue; however, sometimes the system clogs, and you need a professional to fix it. Here are a few tips to avoid clogs in your garbage disposal and keep it running trouble-free.
The first thing to do is run hot water while using your garbage disposal to keep food moving down the drain.
Another thing to consider is to be mindful about what you put down the drain. While your garbage disposal is a tough piece of machinery, stringy foods like celery and banana peels can gunk up the mechanism causing it to lose power and efficiency. Also, pouring grease down the drain is a no, no. Grease solidifies as it cools, which causes clogs in your plumbing and gunks up your garbage disposal.
Also, it should go without saying, but please don’t put bones down the garbage disposal.
Lastly, avoid putting hard objects like fruit pits and nut shells down the drain; put them into the trash.