Correcting Plumbing Problems With a Food Disposer

Correcting Plumbing Problems With a Food Disposer

Do you have a food disposer that does not work as well as it should? Our professionals can help. Roto-Rooter has been fixing and installing all kinds of plumbing in Oklahoma City for decades, including garbage disposals. Our technicians will respond day or night, seven days a week. They will always present you with a detailed estimate of your repair, which will include labor and any parts or materials needed for work to be done.

Food disposals, sometimes called garbage disposals, are necessary implements in your kitchen. Rinsing dishes before they go into the dishwasher is often necessary. Also, disposal of sauces or soft foods that will make a mess of your garbage container may be required. Substances like this will be ground and disposed of efficiently in your food disposal system.

However, there are some things you should never put down your disposal. Do not put grease or any other coagulating substances into your disposal or down your drains. This type of product will collect in low spots or elbows in your drain pipes and cause severe clogs. Rather, place those products in a can or jar with a lid and dispose of them in your garbage can. Use a paper towel to wipe grease from pots and pans then throw the paper towel into the trash can.

Other things that should not go into your food disposal are potato peelings or any other fruit or vegetable peels, egg shells, coffee grounds and large portions of left-over food from the refrigerator. The list could become lengthy; so remember to use common sense when using your disposal. If there is any doubt, be safe and use the garbage can.

Our technicians are experts when it comes to the plumbing in Oklahoma City and can repair or replace your food disposal system. If your disposal has stopped working, first check the reset switch located under the unit. Make sure the system is turned off and then access the unit by opening the doors to the storage space under your sink. Locate your disposer unit and find a small button, usually positioned under the housing. Push the button and then retry operating your disposal. If there is still no response, try inserting the key or hex wrench in the hole at the bottom and turn back and forth to remove items jammed in the unit. If neither of these things do the trick, call our office. We will have a professional plumber there shortly.

Our Roto-Rooter technician will inspect your food disposal and diagnose the problem. Perhaps he will find that there is something jammed in the grinding mechanism of the unit that prevents it from turning. There could possibly be a problem with the power supply. A worst-case scenario may require a new disposal. Our technician will provide you with a complete estimate and have your system installed and working very quickly.

 
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