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Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation

It has already been a long day and you have finally finished wearily scrubbing the last dish. Now instead of having to clean out the sink yourself, you can simply flip a switch and have the garbage disposal handle the job. With a sigh of relief, you realize exactly how wonderful this simple gadget is.

Garbage disposals are a much-used and often little-appreciated feature of a kitchen. But it is important to keep in mind that it needs maintenance and care the same as any other appliance or tool. So how can you make sure that your garbage disposal is healthy and happy? That is where Scott English Plumbing comes in. We can identify its condition and do any repairs or maintenance that is needed to keep it in prime working order.

If you have just moved into a new home without a disposal or going through a kitchen remodel, we got you covered and can retrofit to accommodate almost any installation.

Potential Problems

One of the things that can go wrong with your garbage disposal is if it gets clogged. This is an unpleasant situation and one that keeps you from being able to use the sink until it has been cleaned and unblocked. This clogging can occur from using hot water when grinding foods, for that causes the fats to melt and cause congestion in the garbage disposal. Another cause of clogging is overfilling your garbage disposal.

Another potential problem is wearing down the mechanism by putting abrasive fluids through it. These fluids include bleach, drain cleaners, and other chemicals. It is also a good idea to not put things like rubber, glass, or metal down the garbage disposal.

How to Prevent Food Disposal Breakdown

Cleaning your disposal from time to time helps prevent blockage and keeps it healthy and happy. An easy, natural way to clean the mechanism is to fill it with ice cubes and a cup of rock salt. Run it for about five seconds and you should be good to go. If your garbage disposal is beginning to emit any unpleasant smell, you can deodorize it by running warm water while grinding a lemon in it.

If, however, something serious does happen to your garbage disposal like clogging and blockage, you will need a plumbing contractor to repair it. That is where we come in. Fixing, unblocking, and restoring your important kitchen tool to perfect shape is what we do. Just give Scott English Plumbing a call and let us help you with your kitchen repairs.

Call Scott English Today to Make your Garbage Disposal Problems Go Away!