Redwood City Garbage Disposal Repair & Service
Commando Plumbing Offers Quality, Trustworthy Work
Customers often ask us if garbage disposal repairs can be a do-it-yourself project. This will depend on the extent of the problem, of course. As Redwood City plumbers, we often recommend DIY fixes if the problem seems relatively straightforward. However, with garbage disposals, there can be many intricate parts and components of the system that could make the task more complicated. That’s when we would recommend having a professional take a look at your garbage disposal.
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The Parts of a Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals typically have many parts, particularly electrical components. They are usually situated under the kitchen sink and allows particles to be trapped within the unit. From there, the particles are then shredded apart in the garbage disposal. These devices work hard, and while it might seem that they can handle large amounts of food and other garbage, they can also get clogged and malfunction too.
Do not put the following items into your garbage disposal:
- Coffee grounds
- Celery and other fibrous vegetables or roots
- Potato peels
- Paper or wood
- Grease, oils, and fats
Has your garbage stopped working or is it backing up into the sink? If you notice that your garbage disposal is working harder than usual, is making odd, funny noises, or suddenly stops working, first try to see if the unit has a “reset” button. There are other ways for you to access your unit and break up any clogs. If DIY fixes don’t work, you can always give our Redwood City garbage disposal repair team at Commando Plumbing a call!