Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair in Sebastian
A garbage disposal is a major convenience in many homes. When you want to install a new garbage disposal or your existing unit isn’t working right, call Bobby's Plumbing, Inc.
for expert garbage disposal care in Vero Beach, Sebastian, and the neighboring areas in Indian River County.
Our team of professionals is here to help with all your garbage disposal plumbing needs. Call 772-567-0485
to request service.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Garbage disposals use centrifugal force with impellers mounted to a spinning plate to grind food waste into fine particles and rinse them down the drain. Although they are relatively simple devices, when something goes wrong it can cause a big problem. A broken or clogged garbage disposal can result in water backing up into the sink and unpleasant odors in the kitchen.
Our plumbers can help with a garbage disposal that is:
- Not turning on at all
- Draining slowly
- Making loud noises
If your garbage disposal is draining slowly or making strange noises, it may not feel like a big deal. However, a unit that is draining slowly can suddenly become completely blocked, and a disposal that is making a loud grinding noise today could stop working tomorrow. It is best to call for a plumbing repair service when you notice a problem.
Why is My Garbage Disposal Making a Loud Grinding Noise?
One of the most common problems people have with their garbage disposals is strange and startlingly loud rattling or grinding noises. Garbage disposals will of course always make some noise when you use them, but an unusually noisy garbage disposal may signal that there's something wrong with the unit that needs to be addressed.
If your garbage disposal is making a loud grinding or rattling noise, there's likely something in the drain that is obstructing the blades from operating smoothly. Grab a flashlight and peer down into the drain opening to see if any foreign objects have fallen inside. Small utensils and hard food debris like bones and fruit pits are frequent culprits. Make sure the disposal is unplugged or that you have cut the power to your kitchen, then you can simply reach inside and retrieve it. Use tongs if needed to reach. If that doesn't work, call in a professional to troubleshoot the issue.
Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation
Some garbage disposal problems can be fixed by getting the unit unstuck, clearing the clog, or replacing the part that is malfunctioning. In other cases, replacement may be the best option, especially if the disposal is badly damaged, old, or broken beyond repair. We provide garbage disposal care in Vero Beach that is tailored to your situation.
When you need a new garbage disposal, the horsepower of the motor is the most important consideration because you want a disposal that is strong enough to meet your needs. Our garbage disposals start at 1/3hp and run up to 1/2hp in galvanized steel. We also offer 3/4hp disposals that provide a 9 year warranty, more grinding power for larger families and a stainless steel housing that holds up better against rust and smells. No electric under your kitchen sink to run a disposal? No problem! Call us today to see if you qualify for a batch feed garbage disposal. In addition, there are other features you may want. We carry a variety of garbage disposals right in our service trucks to provide fast and reliable installations and replacements.
Proper Care & Maintenance
You can minimize repairs and extend the life of your garbage disposal with proper care and maintenance. This starts with paying attention to what you put down the drain, not overloading the disposal with food scraps, and always running the water when you are running the disposal. Let it run for a few moments after you turn off the disposal to completely rinse away food particles.
Things to keep out of the garbage disposal include:
- Large vegetable peels
- Corn husks
- Seafood shells
- Coffee grounds
- Non-organic waste, such as glass, plastic, metal, or paper
- Fruit pits
- Egg shells
You can keep the garbage disposal clean and avoid unpleasant odors using just lemons and white vinegar. Simply cut a lemon in half, remove the seeds, and squeeze the juice down the drain. Then add 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar, turn on the water, and switch on the disposal. Ice cubes can be used to help prevent debris buildup. If you notice a problem, or decrease in performance, call for professional garbage disposal care in Vero Beach.