Garbage Disposal Repair | Plumbing Arlington
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers a wide variety of plumbing services for your home’s plumbing in Arlington, including garbage disposal repair and installation.
Garbage Disposal Repair
Over time, garbage disposals will experience wear and tear requiring garbage disposal repair. The following are common problems with garbage disposals. Try our tips before you call a plumber in Arlington for repair.
Disposal Will Not Run
1. Check to ensure the disposal is plugged in.
2. Check the reset button and press if it is popped out.
3. Check the circuit breaker that controls the disposal in the home’s electrical service panel. If it is off, push it to the on position.
If the disposal still does not run, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber to schedule service.
Garbage Disposal Installation
Eventually, your garbage disposal will require replacement. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington provide reliable and professional grade installation for your home. Just give us a call to schedule garbage disposal installation, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Garbage Disposal Use
One of the essential factors in proper disposal use is to turn the cold water on before starting the disposal. Cold water assists in cooling the disposal and prevents overheating and the resulting damage. Once you are through with the disposal, allow the water to run for at least 20 seconds longer, to flush food debris down and out of the drain. This step assists in preventing drain clogs in your home’s plumbing in Arlington. Remember to use only cold water while the disposal operates.
Cut food into small pieces and feed one piece at a time into the disposal while running cold water. Never overload or fill the disposal up, and then turn it on. Doing so can result in a jam or even damage to the blades. If the amount of food to be disposed of is significant, place it in a bag and dispose of in the trash.
Do not pour grease, fats, or oil down into the disposal. These substances cling to drain walls and solidify, resulting in a stubborn grease clog in your home’s <strong>plumbing in Arlington>. Allow them to cool and place in a container that can be tightly sealed. Dispose of the container in the trash, or take to a recycle center.
Fibrous foods such as celery, onion skins, greens, corn husks, banana and potato peels can wrap around the disposal blades causing a jam in the disposal, and will cause serious drain clogs.
Furthermore, do not place anything hard in the disposal. This includes bone, eggshells, fruit pits, and ensures plastic or metal silverware is not accidentally dropped in it. Hard items can damage the blades, requiring replacement. Never place any non-food items such as foam, paper, or plastic wrap in the disposal.
In addition, foods that expand in water can cause a clog in the drain, so dispose of rice, pasta, and similar food items in the trash. Observing these general guidelines will protect the disposal as well as assist in preventing drain clogs in your home’s <strong>plumbing in Arlington>.
Food remaining in the drain will decompose and cause odor. Freeze vinegar in an ice tray and drop a cube or two into the disposal every two to four weeks to kill odor-causing bacteria and deodorize the drain. Cut up citrus or lemon peels and grind for a fresh citrus scent. Remember to run cold water each time the disposal is turned on, and allow water to run slightly longer than is usual after grinding citrus peels. Scheduling routine drain cleaning will assist to ensure drains function properly in your home’s <strong>plumbing in Arlington>.
When you require garbage disposal repair, installation or other services for your home’s <strong>plumbing in Arlington>, our professional plumbers are just a phone call away. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s licensed plumbers provide expertise for all of your plumbing services. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.