Garbage Disposal Repair

view of a garbage disposal under a kitchen sink

Problems with your garbage disposal?

Your garbage disposal may not be the most important appliance in your home, but it sure does make life convenient. This small but mighty kitchen tool makes it easy to get rid of many different kinds of food waste, helping you keep that material out of your trash can. 

However, the way a garbage disposal functions can easily lead to damage, and that damage can lead to much bigger problems, including damage to other plumbing fixtures, if not taken care of promptly. If you’re ready to call for garbage disposal repair, reach out to James & James Plumbing at (628) 399-0730

Signs of Garbage Disposal Damage

If your garbage disposal just isn’t working, it’s pretty clear you need to get garbage disposal repair. But there are plenty of other signs that can also indicate it may be time to reach out for a bit of help with this appliance.

Among the most common signs that a garbage disposal is experiencing problems is when it begins to make unusual sounds. It’s normal for a garbage disposal to hum while it operates. However, if you start to hear some new sounds coming from your garbage disposal, like screeching or squealing, you might want to shine a flashlight down the drain and look for issues. This is true even if you aren’t having any immediate problems with it. Doing so can help you prevent any minor problems before they become much bigger. 

Another sign to watch out for is a particularly bad odor coming from the garbage disposal. Many homeowners will ignore this unless the smell is too terrible to bear. However, anything your garbage disposal grinds up should be going directly down the drain. A bad odor can be an indicator it isn’t flushing away waste and debris as it should be. 

And if you think you have a leak coming from your garbage disposal, it’s always best to go ahead and call for garbage disposal repair as soon as you can. Not only is a leak a clear sign there is a problem with your garbage disposal, but that water can cause damage to the surrounding area, as well as lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Along with that, it’s always good to know whether the leak is coming from the pipes under your sink, in which case you may need a simple leak repair.

Offering Expert Garbage Disposal Repair in San Francisco, CA 

If you’ve found yourself in need of garbage disposal repair, the team at James & James Plumbing can be there to lend a hand. We have plenty of experience in dealing with the leading garbage disposal makes and models so you can be sure we’ll be able to locate the source of the problem and take care of it right away. 

Meanwhile, we can also tell you whether it’s not worth getting garbage disposal repair – for example, in cases where the damage to the unit is too extensive – and in this case, we can help with a full garbage disposal replacement. Call us at (628) 399-0730 to get the help you need.