Outstanding Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service

Licensed, friendly plumbers in your neighborhood available now for garbage disposal repair in Oceanside, CAMany of the plumbing service calls we get at Oceanside Plumbing and Rooter involve residential garbage disposals. While these appliances are convenient, they are misused by many property owners. This is because most people do not realize that this appliance is designed for light use, designed to grind up food waste from cooking utensils, leftover food in pots, and food left behind on dinner plates.

Disposals are not equipped with the correct horsepower to handle large amounts of food waste and other kitchen debris. When an excessive amount of waste is put down the disposal, it can clog the kitchen sink drain, leading not only to a broken disposal but leaks and water damage too.

We understand that nothing is quite as exasperating as a clogged kitchen sink. This is why at the first sign of trouble, give us a call. We’ll send a contractor to your home to repair or replace your broken disposal ASAP!

Why Won’t My Garbage Disposal Work Properly?

One of the common problems we hear from our customers is: “My disposal hums when I turn it on, but the blades won’t rotate.” From time to time, this may happen, and the unit just needs to be reset. All disposals are equipped with a reset button located on the body underneath the kitchen sink. Press the button and see what happens.

If the unit still does not work, the problem could be there is something jammed in blades. Coins, bread ties, and soda pop tabs often find their way into garbage disposals, preventing rotation of the blades. Shine a flashlight into the disposal and see if you can find what, if anything, is obstructing the blades. If you can easily identify the problem, turn off the electrical power to the disposal and use pliers or a wrench to try to remove the item.

If these tips don’t solve the problem, you’ll need to call a plumber for professional plumbing service.

When Should I Replace My Garbage Disposal?

A garbage disposal, when used correctly, can last close to a decade. However, sometimes misuse can lead to frequent breakdowns. If you’re repairing your disposal more than you’re using it, it may be time to buy a new appliance. Luckily, there are plenty of models on the market that are reliable and affordable. We can help you select a new model and install it for you right away.

Call us today and let us discuss the many ways we can help you get the most out of your home’s garbage disposal. We can also help you with bathroom plumbing issues such as toilet repair, faucet installation, and more!