Has your garbage disposer in Atlanta been acting up? Roto-Rooter’s plumbing services calls often times involve garbage disposers, in fact they may be one of the most misused appliances in any home. The typical garbage disposer is only designed to handle light food residue that is rinsed from plates and cooking utensils before going into the dishwasher, a detail many individuals do not realize.
When people dispose of large quantities of food and debris, garbage disposers will often times be overwhelmed and clog. The result; a kitchen sink that won’t drain. Roto-Rooter in Atlanta offers several helpful tips to try and fix your disposal before calling Roto-Rooter in Atlanta to fix it for you.
You can press the reset button located on the bottom of the disposer. If this doesn't work, you can then turn off the power switch and shine a flashlight into the drain. Look for a foreign object such as a coin, plastic bread tie or staple. Remove the item with pliers or a grasping tool. Remember, it is dangerous to put your hand inside a disposer. Your disposer may have a hex key jam clearing tool. Look for it under the sink or taped to the disposer. Check for a slot at the bottom of the disposer where the tool can be inserted and turned back and forth to clear the jam. If it isn’t looking like you will be able to fix your garbage disposer on your own, call Roto-Rooter in Atlanta. They will happily come fix your garbage disposer.
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