If you experience any of the below with your garbage disposal, then book a trained, certified SERVIZ Plumber at (844) 473-7849 to make worry-free repairs. All work is backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Leaks. A faulty sink flange is often the cause of a leaky garbage disposal. Cracks in the disposal’s body, leaks near the dishwasher connection, and damaged gaskets can also contribute to leaks.
Strange noises. If your garbage disposal makes a clicking or clanking sound, it may be an object stuck in the disposal. Repairs like this are best left to professionals. Likewise, if you hear a buzzing sound, immediately turn off the disposal and book a SERVIZ Plumber. A humming or buzzing sound indicates that the motor is receiving power, but is obstructed from moving. If the power is left on, it could wear out the motor.
Odors. If your disposal is malfunctioning, then any oil or food residue is going to start smelling very quickly. To avoid unpleasant odors like these, be conscientious about what you put in the disposal. Also, a good rule of thumb is to avoid grinding potato peels, which can form a starchy paste that can clog your drain, as well as coffee grounds and eggshells.
Garbage disposal not turning on. If your disposal isn’t turning on, resist the temptation to stick your hand down the drain. Turn off the disposal, but leave it plugged in. Hit the reset button on the bottom of the unit. If it does not turn on, then book a SERVIZ Plumber to diagnose and repair the problem.
Waste remains. Avoid grinding any extremely fibrous material in your disposal. Corn husks, artichokes, celery, onion skins, etc. These can be tough on the disposal blades, causing them to jam up.