Garbage Disposal Services
Garbage Disposals are essential appliances in modern kitchens. They help keep kitchens clean and prevent pipes from clogging with food scraps. However, like any other appliance, they are susceptible to damage or malfunctions. That’s why it’s important to know how to maintain, repair, and replace them when necessary. At Brothers Plumbing, we are a family owned plumbing company serving San Angelo and surrounding communities. Here are our garbage disposal services.
Garbage Disposal Repair
A garbage disposal is a simple but powerful device that grinds food scraps into tiny pieces that can pass easily through a home’s plumbing. Using a garbage disposal correctly is important to avoid damaging it or causing a clog. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Always run water before and after using the disposal.
- Don’t overfill the garbage disposal.
- Use cold water when grinding food scraps.
- Avoid putting bones, coffee grounds, grease, and other hard or fibrous materials down the disposal.
- Never use your hand to remove material from the disposal.
Even if these tips are followed, a garbage disposal may still need repair or replacement. If you notice a foul odor, strange noises, or slow drainage, it’s time to call in a professional. The expert plumbers at Brothers Plumbing can quickly diagnose the problem and offer an effective solution.
Garbage Disposal Installation
If you’re thinking about installing a new garbage disposal, it’s important to choose the right model and have it installed correctly. The right disposal can save time and hassle in the kitchen, but the wrong one can cause more problems than it solves. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a new garbage disposal.
- Horsepower. The higher the horsepower, the more powerful the disposal. Choose a disposal with at least 1/2 horsepower.
- Noise level. Some disposals are quieter than others. If noise is a concern, look for a disposal with sound insulation.
- Size. Make sure the disposal will fit under the sink and work with the home’s plumbing.
- Price. Garbage disposals come in a range of prices. Consider your budget and choose a model that meets your needs.
Once you’ve chosen a disposal, it’s time to install it. Don’t try to install it yourself unless you have experience with plumbing. Brothers Plumbing can install your new garbage disposal quickly and safely.
Garbage Disposal Maintenance
Regular maintenance is key to keeping a garbage disposal running smoothly. Here are some tips to keep your disposal in top condition:
- Use ice cubes and rock salt to clean the blades and remove built-up sludge.
- Deodorize the disposal by grinding a lemon while running warm water.
- Avoid putting stringy, starchy, or hard materials down the disposal.
- Don’t use chemical drain cleaners, which can damage the disposal and pipes.
In addition to the tips mentioned above, there are a few other things to ensure a garbage disposal stays in good working condition. One of the most important things is to use it regularly. A unit that isn’t used often can become corroded and may eventually stop working. Running it once a day or so can help prevent this.
Another tip is to avoid pouring grease or oil down the drain. Even if you’re running the disposal, these substances can solidify and cause clogs in the pipes. Instead, pour grease and oil into a container and dispose of them in the trash.
If you experience a clog in a garbage disposal, there are a few things to try before calling in a professional. First, turn off the power to the disposal and use a flashlight to look for any obvious blockages. If you see something, use a pair of pliers or tongs to remove it. You can also try using a plunger to force the blockage through the pipes.
If none of these methods work, it’s time to call in a professional. Attempting to fix a garbage disposal yourself can be dangerous and may even cause further damage to the unit or the home’s plumbing.
A well-maintained garbage disposal can be a great addition to any kitchen. Following these tips and taking care of the unit, you can keep it running smoothly for years to come. And, if you ever need repair or replacement, remember to contact Brothers Plumbing for fast, reliable service.
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Garbage disposals are essential appliances for modern kitchens. They make cleaning up after meals easier and help prevent plumbing clogs. If your garbage disposal needs repair or replacement, or if you’re thinking about installing a new one, contact Brothers Plumbing. We can help keep your kitchen running smoothly and make the cleanup after meals fast and easy.