Garbage Disposal Repair

Your garbage disposal is a necessity that undoubtedly, like most homeowners, you take for granted until there’s a problem with it.  With proper care and maintenance, the lifespan of a garbage disposal is 10 to 15 years.

Signs your disposal is broken or needs repair:

  • Nothing happens when you turn on the garbage disposal
  • The motor hums or makes a noise, but the disposal does not grind
  • Disposal stops running while electrical power is still on
  • Turning on disposal causes sinks to back up and fill with water and debris
  • Standing water in the sink that does not drain
  • Leaks below the disposal
  • Pools of water underneath sink, disposal and drain


Preventative Measures

  • Remove buildup and bacteria growth in your disposal by monthly vinegar and baking soda treaments.  Pour in ½ cup each of baking soda and vinegar to the chamber with the unit turned off.  Allow to stand until all foaming subsides, then rinse out the disposal and drain with running water.
  • Do not put potato peels, coffee grounds, celery or eggshells in garbage disposal
  • Keep your garbage disposal fresh and sweet smelling by grinding pieces of lemon. Grinding ice cubes keeps the blades on the disposal clean and sharp.