Plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas – If you need garbage disposal repair or installation in the Fort Worth or Arlington, Texas area give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas a call and let our experts provide you with the best service available.
Understanding Garbage Disposals
A garbage disposal is an electric device usually installed under the kitchen sink between the sink and drain trap which shreds food waste into small enough pieces to pass through drain pipes. Garbage disposals are very popular and used widely in U.S. households, but are used considerably less elsewhere. While there are various types of disposals the most common are continuous feed with the higher end or commercial type having an additional blade. Most garbage disposals are a continuous-feed type allowing scraps to be added as the disposal runs.
Some high-end as well as commercial types utilize an extra blade that cuts the ground material into even finer material including the fibrous waste which would otherwise clog a drain. Examples of fibrous waste that other types of garbage disposals are unable to chop up are celery and artichoke leaves. A reversible motor is available on higher-end models to clear jams from the unit.
Homes with a Septic Tank
Septic tanks require special consideration when you install a disposal but it isn’t prohibited when installed properly. A garbage disposal is available with a cartridge on the side that injects natural microorganisms into the food waste to assist in the breakdown is available for homes with septic tanks. Though region and amount of use can affect it, the cost of these cartridges can be as little as $15 and last up to 6 months. In addition, the cartridges act as a deodorizer with their citrus scent. The cartridges simply assist the septic tank to properly perform its task.
Garbage Disposal Problems
One of the most common problems with disposals is the failure to start. If it is not making a humming noise then this is most likely an electrical problem. Ensure it is plugged up. Next, look on the bottom of your disposal for a reset button, if it is popped out push it back in. If this doesn’t take care of it check the breaker, it may have tripped. If these do not correct the problem it may be a faulty switch or the disposal itself may be at fault requiring repair or replacement. Using a little common sense prevention can prevent many problems from ever occurring. If you need assistance get in touch with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas.
Some foods are best put in the trash can and rather than the garbage disposal. Fibrous things like celery, artichoke leaves, banana skins, potato skins, carrot skins, cornhusk silks, cherry pits or other pits and bone. In addition, never put fat or grease down your disposal or any drain. Doing so is a guarantee for a clog. Proper disposal for grease is to place it in bottles, jars, or use old newspaper to absorb it, place the paper in a leak proof bag or container and dispose of in the trash can. Remember, bone can damage the blades and don’t place anything that is fibrous in the disposal. Regardless of how careful we are someone will eventually allow it to go through. When it happens try the following to remove it before a clog forms in the disposal or the drain:
First, turn off the circuit breaker for the disposal. Next, never put fingers in the garbage disposal. After you are certain the power supply is off use a pair of long tongs or a small grip it type tool made for small places (usually available in hardware stores) to remove the material. Tongs won’t fit into every drain, and the small grip it with its claw type grasper will fit into many drains. The use of a flashlight may be helpful in locating the offending material. Once you have removed all the materials use your tool to test the blades to ensure they are able to move freely. If so, run hot water through the drain.
Next, turn the power back on to the garbage disposal, turn cold water on and run the disposal for a second. If there appears to still be a blockage call a plumbing professional such as Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas to repair the disposal properly.
If you require garbage disposal repair call our plumbing professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas. Our experts are here to answer all your questions and help you decide what features and model will best serve your household. You can’t go wrong when you choose the best plumbers in the DFW area. Let us show you how we can help.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Arlington, Texas
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