Garbage disposals are great things to have if you can afford them. They will save you time, effort, and money over the years. No more bags of stinky trash sitting next to your kitchen for weeks waiting for pickup! Even better is that they’re relatively inexpensive appliances that last a long time. However, they can develop problems at any point in their life cycle. The most problematic issues are related to electrical power or water flow being interrupted so let’s discuss these issues first:
PROBLEM 1: Garbage Disposal Not Working due to Faulty Power
If your current unit isn’t working because of an intermittent power problem it’s likely with one of two possible problems that are simple to do yourself.
PROBLEM 2: Garbage Disposal Broken due to No Water Flow
If your unit is broken because there’s no water flow you want to check the following areas first:
► Underneath the sink, ensure that all of your connections are tight and there aren’t any kinks in your hose. It’s also possible for hose clamps to become loose so if the hose doesn’t fit snugly into place tighten up or replace the clamp.
It maybe be necessary to replace parts on some models so contact your provider if you need replacement parts for GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Insinkerator or other brands (GE bought out Whirlpool; they also own Insinkerator and Amana).
If that doesn’t work then the next step would be to contact a plumber technician familiar with garbage disposal units. You can contact our Cedar Park office for help. We’re available 24/7 and your call is always confidential, we also cover repairs of current units as well as sell new units if needed (we do install new ones but we recommend you find a source like Home Depot or online here.
We serve customers throughout Williamson County; the Hill Country; all areas of Leander, Round Rock and Austin.
We can help with clogged drains, jammed garbage disposals, leaks and anything else you need. We have been fixing all makes and models for years so call us with any kind of garbage disposal repair service your unit needs from basic problems to major issues.
If a replacement is needed we will help you find the correct replacement part by size or compatibility. Call us with questions about your current unit or what kind would suit your home best.
If you are hearing strange sounds coming from your garbage disposal or if it has stopped working, this may be causing you to wonder how to deal with a garbage disposal emergency.
These are some of the basic questions that will need to be asked in order to find out what kind of damage has happened to your current system and if there is anything that can be done without hiring plumbers.
Did the power go off?
The first thing that needs to be checked for is whether or not the electricity went off recently. If this did happen, then there should not have been any problems at all with your unit. The reason for this is because food waste normally does not produce enough heat when it starts breaking down in order to get the blades hotter than the temperature of water.
If you do remember turning off the power to your home recently, then there is a problem and you will need to call plumbers right away. This may be due to a faulty unit or because someone mistakenly put something in it that should not have been inside like glass, metal, or even an entire chicken (which we can’t imagine anyone doing).
What if it is still powered?
When the electricity is on, the first thing we would recommend checking for is any obstructions that could be causing problems within the disposal itself. Things like large amounts of food waste packed into the device would cause it to overheat and then shut down automatically by its safety system. If this does happen to you, then all you need to do is wait a few minutes and then try again.
If this does not work, then there may be a problem with the power going to your unit because of something that has been knocked out of place. Check all of the fuses within your home that control appliances in order to make sure that everything else is working properly before calling for help from our plumbers.
What if it’s leaking?
There are many problems when it comes to plumbing in general, but one of the most common issues is when water starts leaking from anywhere within or outside of a garbage disposal. This could be happening due to rusting components or because something has gone wrong inside of it which could include jamming. The latter will require you to take apart the entire device in order to remove whatever was stuck inside of it.
If you do not know how to successfully do this, you will need to call us right away because this is when they are needed most. Repairing or replacing these parts means that it needs special tools which only professionals have access to. Otherwise, you may find yourself with even bigger problems than before.
Did it work when you tried again?
If it started working again when you tried turning it on and off or if there were no strange sounds coming from it, then chances are your unit is in good shape and you won’t need any help at all. If this happens, be sure to check for anything unusual and to call for help if something does need replacing.
It is always better to be safe than sorry and we recommend having your unit checked out at least once a year even if you haven’t had any problems with it before. This will ensure that all of the parts are in working order and that there won’t be any issues when they aren’t expecting one.
Emergencies we have solved in zip code 78613
We have served a lot of households near the Lake Line Mall in Cedar Park, located at 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613. We think that their garbage disposals get broken because they haven’t do the proper maintenance every house needs.
The next neighborhood we have served the most with garbage disposal problems is the area close to the Randalls store in the Cedar Park location, this is located at 1400 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613. We answer on average of 3 calls a week of people that need to replace or repair their system. If you live close to this area, we recommend to give us a call today.
Sprouts Farmers Market Located at 1530 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613. We go and help this neighborhood a lot. They are nice people to work with.