Since the invention of the garbage disposal, this device has become prevalent in most American homes. They are a convenient way to dispose of food waste immediately instead of putting it in the trash, where it would linger until pickup day and most likely start to smell or attract flies. Here at Minyard Plumbing, Inc., we want to help you keep your kitchen clean and fresh, which means helping you keep your disposal in good working condition. In this article, we’ll go over a few warning signs that you need garbage disposal repair to help you spot potential problems before they can become serious.
- Breakdown Takes Too Long. The point of having a garbage disposal is to break down food waste quickly, so if that process starts to take longer than it should, you may need garbage disposal repair. For best performance, we at Minyard Plumbing, Inc. recommend running your disposal for at least 30 seconds every day to prevent the buildup of food particles that could slow it down.
- Disposal Makes Grinding Sounds. Every garbage disposal will make some noise as it breaks down food waste, but it should never make grinding sounds. If you hear your disposal start to grind, it may be caused by a stray utensil getting stuck, or it may be a sign of a more serious problem that needs garbage disposal repair.
- Disposal Needs Frequent Resets. Another indicator that you need garbage disposal repair is if your disposal needs frequent resets in order to run properly. Every disposal comes with a reset button, but a properly functioning disposal will only need to be reset every once in a while, not every time you try to turn it on. If you find yourself having to reset your machine constantly, we at Minyard Plumbing, Inc. encourage you to call our team to have it checked out.