Outstanding Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service

Throughout the day at Pasadena Plumbing and Rooter Ace, we receive calls from frustrated property owners who have a garbage disposal that refuses to work properly. These small, plumbing appliances are wonderful when they work, but when they become stubborn and refuse to budge, they are nothing short of annoying.

Many people do not realize that the cause of most disposal malfunctions is the direct result of misuse and human error. This is because most households tend to take advantage of this appliance, overstuffing it with inappropriate food waste. If you want to avoid paying for garbage disposal repair and replacement, you’ll want to pay close attention to how you treat this handy appliance.

Garbage Disposal Usage Tips

To begin with, it is important to point out that your home’s garbage disposal’s main threats are rust, corrosion, cooking oils, and excessive, overstuffing of food waste. You can eliminate these threats by abiding by the following rules of usage:

• Do not overfill the disposal with food waste. Whether you have a continue feed or batch feed model, you still need to be mindful of how much food waste you are placing in the disposal at one time. If food scraps are too big, chop them up to make it easier for the disposal to grind up.

• Avoid placing potato peels, celery stalks, artichoke hearts, onion skins, and other food shavings into the disposal. These items can become lodged in the blades, preventing the propeller from operating correctly. Dispose of these items in your trash cans.

• Limit the food waste placed in the disposal to food leftover on your plate after a meal, utensils used for preparation or dining, and food waste from pots and pans.

• Keep foreign objects away from the disposal such as plastic, bread ties, soda can tabs, rocks, coins, etc.

• Use the disposal often to prevent rust and food buildup.

• Run cold water through the disposal when in use to help rinse food particles down and to harden cooking oils and grease, making it more likely that these materials will be ground up before they travel down your pipes.

Of course, these are just a few of many ways to preserve your disposal and enjoy many years of usage. For more maintenance tips, give us a call. We’re happy to answer all your questions over the phone. If you need repairs, or you want to talk about garbage disposal sales and installations, we can help you with this too.

We offer the finest plumbing service in Pasadena and are always eager to help you maintain your home’s plumbing appliances including toilet repair and replacement, water heater repair, and outside spigot repairs.