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August 01,2019

How to Fix Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is an in-built kitchen appliance that is not designed to handle kitchen garbage. Throwing just anything inside can damage the appliance, and it is important to know what you can throw in there and what you should not. If you have a damaged garbage disposal, please contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh for a reliable and affordable fix.

Items you should throw inside garbage disposal include; biodegradable food items such as fruits, meats, and veggies, and cut-up pieces of larger foods. Other items allowed inside the garbage disposal include cold running water from the faucet, dish soap, and citrus. Items such as glass, cigarette butts, animal bones, coffee grounds, a large number of fats and oil, fibrous food items, eggshells, fish skin, expandable foods like pasta and rice, and harsh chemicals, must not be allowed to be collected in the garbage disposal.

Simple Steps for Fixing Your Garbage Disposal

The first step is to turn off the reset disposal and then press the black or red-colored Reset button at the lower end of the appliance.

If the pressing of the reset button doesnt work, check to see the circuit breaker has not tripped or a fuse has not blown up. If the circuit breaker has tripped then move the lever to reset the breaker.

If there is a jam within the garbage disposal, check for the accessible area at the bottom of the appliance. Though not all garbage disposals have this area. You can use a Hex wrench to free the jam by using the wrench to spin the grinding chamber. Alternatively, you can use a broom handle from within the sink to spin the grinding chamber in order to clear the jam. Make sure the electric switch is off when performing this step, to avoid any electrical accident.

Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh for Easier Fixing for Your Garbage Disposal

Though the steps to fixing the garbage disposal, highlighted above should fix the problem, but things dont always go as planned. For this reason, you should consider giving us a call at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh to schedule local plumbers in your area, if your attempt to fix your garbage disposal does not work. We do specialize in fixing all kinds of problems garbage disposal faces especially when the appliance has been abused for a very long time. We also ensure that all replaceable component parts are certified by the original manufacturer, hence you can rest assured of a complete service.

It pays to schedule maintenance inspection and repair service for your garbage disposal appliance. If the appliance is causing water damage to your kitchen, now could be the best time to carry out an upgrade of the kitchen or the appliance. If you are getting garbage disposal for the first time, please contact us and we will help you find one that is most suited for your situation. There is a benefit in inspecting your kitchen prior to getting new garbage disposal. Contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh today!

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