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Signs Your Garbage Disposal is Having Trouble

The garbage disposal is one of the unspoken heroes of your household, getting rid of food waste cleanly and efficiently, and helping keeping your kitchen garbage free of rotting debris. We tend to notice our garbage disposals only when they experience problems, but when those moments arise, you need to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible. The good news is that in Vail, garbage disposal repair can often be conducted by trained plumbers. Here are some signs your garbage disposal is having trouble.

  • No power
    The most obvious signs of a problem with your garbage disposal is the simple fact that it won’t turn on. You can do some quickly troubleshooting by pushing the red reset button at the bottom of the unit. You can also check your circuit breaker to see if it’s been tripped. If it keeps getting tripped whenever you turn on the garbage disposal, it suggests a bigger problem, and if hitting the rest button doesn’t work, it’s time to call in the cavalry.
  • Jammed
    A garbage disposal can get jammed if a metal object like a utensil gets stuck in it, and certain food particles like bones or peach pits can do much the same. If you suspect your garbage disposal is jammed, NEVER attempt to unclog it with your hands. That could result in serious injury. Instead, unplug the unit or shut off power at the breaker panel, and call in a professional.
  • Clogged
    If your sink is clogged and turning on the garbage disposal doesn’t fix it, the problem is likely serious enough to merit professional attention. It may be that your disposal is the source of the issue.

If you notice signs that your garbage disposal is having trouble, then pick up the phone and call the experts at The Sunny Plumber. Garbage disposal and other plumbing repairs in Vail can be accomplished with speed and efficiency by our team of experts, and we’re completely dedicated to your satisfaction every step of the way. Contact us today to make an appointment, and let us show you what we can do!

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