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Garbage Disposal Services

Garbage disposals serve an essential role in your kitchen, helping reduce food waste while keeping your drain pipes clean and clear. When you need your unit fixed or replaced, it’s time to call the expert plumbers at Full Speed Plumbing.

Our experienced technicians can service any model and brand of garbage disposal and provide the best advice for maintaining your unit. We believe in building lasting relationships with our customers, so you can rest assured that you’ll get the best solutions for your needs.

Call 360-610-7901 to schedule an appointment today. We’ll ensure your garbage disposal stays in top condition all year round.

Top Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

Many people tend to only call a plumber when their garbage disposals stop working, but this practice can lead to more costly repairs. Don’t wait for your unit to breakdown — watch out for these telltale issues and contact us the moment you notice them:

  • Unresponsive unit. If your garbage disposal won’t start no matter what you do, it could mean a problem with the wiring or motor. Our technicians can diagnose the issue and carry out the necessary repairs.
  • Unusual noises. Modern units operate quietly, only making a low humming sound when switched on. If you start hearing loud clunks, bangs, or grinding noises, it’s time to call us.
  • Water leakage. Do you notice water dripping around your garbage disposal? It can stem from an issue with the seals or a broken pipe.
  • Smelly odors. When your garbage disposal starts smelling off, it can indicate a clog in the unit or a blocked pipe. We can help you clear out the blockage and eliminate the odor.
  • Need for constant resets. If your unit keeps tripping, it could indicate an electrical issue. Our technicians can check the wiring and replace any faulty components.
  • Poor performance. If your garbage disposal starts to jam or does not grind up food waste properly, it could be a sign of wear and tear.

Whatever the issue, you can always count on us to deliver reliable and efficient repairs. Unlike other plumbers, we use only top-grade parts and materials, so you can rest assured that your garbage disposal will work reliably for years.

The Right Time to Invest in a Garbage Disposal Replacement

In general, garbage disposals have an average lifespan of about ten years. If your unit is older than this and exhibits frequent problems, call our team for a checkup.

Our experts will assess every component of the unit and provide you with honest advice. If a replacement is necessary, they will walk you through all your options and recommend the best one for your budget and lifestyle. We never try to upsell you on unnecessary repairs — our goal is to deliver the best value for your money.

Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

If you want to avoid costly repairs and ensure your garbage disposals stay in top shape, follow these tips:

  • Use plenty of water. When you run your garbage disposal, ensure the cold water runs the whole time. This practice will help flush out any food particles and keep your pipes clear.
  • Avoid fibrous food items. Fibrous foods like celery, onion skins, artichoke leaves, and potato peels can get tangled in the blades and create blockages.
  • Don’t overstuff the unit. Never put too much food waste at once. Feed it slowly and in small batches to avoid clogs.
  • Avoid starchy items. Starchy foods like rice, pasta, potatoes, and beans can swell in size when exposed to water and create impenetrable sludge in your pipes.
  • Don’t use bleach or commercial drain cleaners. While it might temporarily clear out a clog, harsh chemicals can damage your unit over time and corrode pipework.
  • Clean every two weeks. Every couple of weeks, pour a cup of vinegar down the drain and follow it up with baking soda and hot water. This practice will help keep your garbage disposal fresh and odor-free.

By doing your due diligence and following these tips, you can keep your garbage disposal running smoothly for years.

Reach Out to Full Speed Plumbing Today

Garbage disposals are essential appliances, and when they break down, it can cause a lot of trouble. If you have problems with your unit or it’s time to upgrade to a new model, don’t hesitate to contact us.

At Full Speed Plumbing, we are a veteran team with many years of experience in the plumbing industry. Call 360-610-7901 to discuss your needs with our professionals today.

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