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We Install & Repair Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposal Maintenance - Macomb County MI- Stadler PlumbingA garbage disposal is desired by many and makes a great asset to any kitchen. They create less waste for landfills and make meal clean-up easy, saving homeowners a lot of time and extra work. No more picking out food scraps from the bottom of your sink. Simply flip a switch, run the cold water, and let the garbage disposal take it from there.

Once you get used to the convenience that these units offer, you may get frustrated fast when it clogs or breaks down. If your garbage disposal seems to be facing some issues, call in the experts at Stadler Plumbing and let us take a look. We have been installing and repairing garbage disposals for over 20 years, so we are sure that we can find the issue and get your appliance back in working order.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

We are always ready to help you out with any and all of your garbage disposal needs. If you face problems, give us a call right away. In the meantime, check out these tips for keeping your garbage disposal in the best condition possible.

Use Cold Water: Using cold water while running your unit will help the fats that are building up bind together. This makes them easier for your garbage disposal to chop up and flush away. Avoid hot water at all costs, as it will cause the fats to melt, thus inviting clogs and other issues.

Clean It Out: You can clean your garbage disposal by sending down some ice cubes, along with a cup of rock salt. Let it run for a little bit so the two can work together and clear things out. Another trick to freshen things up is to grind up lemons, while warm water runs down your disposal.

Turn It Off: If it sounds like something is jammed or malfunctioning, immediately turn your unit off. This will stop whatever is causing issues from inflicting further damage. It will also give you the freedom to inspect things on a closer basis. That being said, never stick your hand in the disposal to check things out! A flashlight and some pliers are both great options for removing any obstacles.

Avoid Bleach/Chemicals: Don’t use bleach or de-clogging products in hopes of cleaning out your messes. Chemicals, in general, are not good for your plumbing and drainage system. Over time they will cause them to weaken and break down at a quicker rate. Instead use natural products to regularly clean your garbage disposal and ask your plumber for tips on clearing out clogs.

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At Stadler Plumbing, our staff is trained and certified to inspect, install, and repair garbage disposals. If you’re having problems on a consistent basis or if you need a new unit installed, please give us a call and let us help you out. Thanks for choosing us!

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Diagnosing Garbage Disposal Issues

Analyze Garbage Disposal Issues- Macomb County MI - Stadler PlumbingGarbage disposals typically make the flow of anyone’s kitchen routine a lot smoother. They offer a lot of convenience as far as cleaning up, and their ability to break down those pesky food scraps helps to ensure that your drain stays unclogged. It is important to implement regular maintenance on your garbage disposal to ensure that it works properly for years to come. That being said, every unit will face issues from time to time.

Check out these more common issues and consider how you might go about remedying them.

  • No Power: If you turn on your disposal and hear nothing, then you are facing some power issues. Check the outlet, the reset button, and the circuit breaker before doing anything else. If none of those are the issue, you may need to look into purchasing some replacement parts or hiring a professional to look at the electric work.
  • Not Chopping Waste: If your unit is running, but failing to break down any of the food you throw in it, then take a look at the blades. If they seem dull, your problem may be as simple as needing to sharpen them. If a blade has fallen off entirely, then simply replacing it will do the trick and your unit it will be back to normal.
  • Leaks: If you start noticing a lot of water around your garbage disposal, then you may be able to solve the problem yourself. Check for loose joints or see if the rubber gasket is looking worn and old. If you cannot seem to solve the problem yourself, call in back-up. A plumber will explore all of the ins and outs more extensively and will know how to address any issues.

Avoiding Issues

There are many things you can do to avoid encountering these issues in the first place. Check out these tips.

  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Certain cleaning products are unsuitable for using in the garbage disposal and can end up causing a lot of damage. Stay away from bleach and other severe products and stick to something gentler. Regular dish soap is a great option.
  • Dispose Cautiously: Not everything can be thrown down the garbage disposal. Stick with only minimal table scraps and avoid throwing larger items, such as egg shells and chicken bones down there. These can easily cause clogs and damage blades.
  • Keep It Cold: When running your disposal, using cold water to help things along will always be your best bet. This means keeping boiling water or hot grease away from it as much as possible.

At Stadler Plumbing, we have the tools and expertise you need to ensure that all of your draining and plumbing issues are resolved. Stop on by, give us a call, or visit our website today!

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