Portland, Clackamas, Oregon City, OR. Garbage Disposal Repair
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Your garbage disposal works hard to break up the debris that gets down your kitchen sink drain. They have a powerful motor that turns impellers to grind up the waste. If you have garbage disposal problems consistently, it's worth getting it replaced so you can keep from clogs and dirty, contaminated drains. Many times, it's simply worth replacement because it can cost just as much to replace as to repair, and with garbage disposals there are only a few parts you can replaced and it just isn't worth it. You can check the warranty on your garbage disposal to see if it's in force. Call us and we can take care of that and help you find a great replacement if necessary.
Garbage Disposal Maintenance
It's vital to keep your garbage disposal in great shape. Other than having our Work Horse Plumbing and Drains, LLC. plumbers come out to service it, there are things you can do to make it last longer and work well. You may have heard, or not, to chop up ice in your disposal. This does sharpen the blades and helps to knock down any clinging substances from the walls of the garbage disposal. You can also put some backing soda and vinegar in to help loosen up the grime. Keeping the garbage disposal blades sharp and the inside clean will go a long way to making it work great for longer.
It's also important what you put down your kitchen drain, so be sure you DON'T use the disposal for any type of fats, oils, or grease and keep things like stringy vegetables such as celery out or the strings can wrap around the blades, causing the motor to seize. Too many eggshells and potato peels just don't work in your garbage disposal either because while they do get broken up, the pieces that are left are too heavy for the water flow to push them through and tend to stick down in the trap. All these items easily cause clogs.
Garbage Disposal Repairs
There are times when you may experience a problem with your garbage disposal. We can come out to see what the problem is and give you all the information you need to decide whether to repair or just replace your garbage disposal. We'll give you an upfront, honest estimate and expert advice you can trust. A tip from your friendly, local plumbers: If your motor stops, check the bottom of it for the reset button and check your breakers if that's not it. Then call us if nothing works. Sometimes the motor will need to be reset if something caused it to seize.
Garbage Disposal Replacement & Installations
Whether it's a new installation or just a replacement, the professional plumbers at Work Horse Plumbing and Drains, LLC. can take care of it for you. We can fit you with the right size and type of garbage disposal for your needs.