Quality Garbage Disposal Installation in Indianapolis
The easiest way to fit a new garbage disposal in your home is to get a professional plumber to handle the installation. It’s important to connect the disposal correctly to the sink’s drainage line. Garbage disposals also need an electrical supply. They must be installed on a circuit that has a suitably sized breaker. The exact breaker amp rating needed depends on whether other appliances, such as a dishwasher, are installed on the same circuit.
Here are a few of the advantages that garbage disposal installation can bring to your home:
- Reduce household waste
- Protect drains from clogs
- Easy to operate
Using a garbage disposal is easy and makes cooking and washes dishes very straightforward. You can put small amounts of food waste into the sink and run the garbage disposal to break it up. Be sure to run the water at the same time to drive the food through the unit. If you have any other questions about how to use a garbage disposal, you can ask us! Cooper’s Water plumbers are happy to demonstrate the unit after installation so you feel confident in using it.
Reliable Garbage Disposal Replacement in Indianapolis
Garbage disposals usually last for at least 8-10 years. With good maintenance and proper usage, they can have a life span as long as 15-20 years. However, all disposals eventually need to be replaced.
It’s often very difficult to tell whether your garbage disposal can be repaired or whether it needs to be replaced. The best approach is to contact a professional plumber, who can advise on the costs of repair versus replacement.
To repair a clogged garbage disposal, a skilled plumber can take the disposal apart to find and remove the blockage. Clogs can form very deep within the disposal, which makes them difficult to reach on your own. You should never dismantle a garbage disposal yourself, as there is a risk of damaging the unit. Furthermore, you might not be able to work out how to put it back together. Plumbers can ensure your appliance is serviced properly. They can also stay safe while dealing with the blockage by isolating the electrical supply to the unit. If your garbage disposal is clogged, please call a trusted plumbing service today.
Here are a few key signs that your garbage disposal needs to be repaired or replaced:
- Unusual grinding noises
- Disposal vibrates erratically when turned on
- Can’t turn disposal on
- Bad smells coming from disposal
- Disposal leaking water under sink
Clogged Garbage Disposals
While garbage disposals prevent your drainage pipes from clogging, they can become clogged. Two common reasons for this include:
- Too much waste has been put into the disposal causing the moving parts to become clogged and stop functioning properly
- Something other than food is inserted into the disposal
These problems can be easily resolved by using the garbage disposal appropriately. This means only inserting food into the disposal and nothing else. Additionally, when putting food in the disposal, insert it slowly and make sure that it is all shredded before inserting more food.
Even if you do take the proper preventive measures, clogs may still occur. Fortunately, they’re pretty easy to remove:
First, shut off power to the disposal by flipping off the breaker that powers it. Then you can use a flashlight to look into the garbage disposal from the sink to locate any visible clogs. After locating the clogs, remove the debris causing the clog with your hand or a pair of pliers.