Richmond Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation
Garbage Disposal Service in Glen Allen & Surrounding Areas
Your kitchen’s garbage disposal is an unsung hero of every meal that you cook. For years, it dutifully shreds and disposes of nearly everything you throw out. We often don’t notice just how important our garbage disposal is until it stops working.
Garbage disposals endure a lot of abuse, and there are a variety of things that can go wrong with them. An experienced plumber from Nuckols Plumbing & Gas, LLC will be able to evaluate your garbage disposal and repair or replace it quickly. Our work is long-lasting and cost-effective, so our Richmond garbage disposal experts will never suggest more work than what needs to be done to solve your problem.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
As mentioned above, garbage disposals have a variety of things that can go wrong with them due to the amount of material they are used to process.
Common issues include:
- Jams from metal objects that have fallen in
- Leaking pipes
- Leaking from the garbage disposal unit
- Smells from stuck food
- Clogged drains and pipes
Importantly, if something is jamming your disposal, do not try and turn it on to release the jam. Running a seized motor can permanently damage it. Jammed items must be removed to protect the motor from breaking and costing even more money to replace.
How We Can Help
If you call us, we will dispatch a member of our knowledgeable crew to diagnosis the issue with your garbage disposal. Once we know what the problem is, we will work as quickly as possible to make repairs or replace your unit. We treat every job like it’s for a member of our family and provide work that is thorough, professional, and cost-effective. Our plumbing services are unmatched in the Richmond area, so call today!
Contact our Richmond garbage disposal repair and installation experts today at (804) 214-2077 to schedule an estimate.
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Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair
Having a working garbage disposal is something a lot of people take for granted. It's when your garbage disposal stops working after cleaning up from a meal that it becomes a frustrating reality. Below we've provided 4 signs to look for in order to avoid this annoying scenario.
- Frequent Resets -
Your garbage disposal's reset button is for strange situations, like a clog. You shouldn't need to use the reset button very often. But, if you are having to use it frequently, it could be that it needs repair or even replacement.
- Strange Noises -
A odd noise could be a piece of silverware that has gone into the garbage disposal unnoticed and be easily retrieved. If it is still making strange sounds after the silverware has been removed, it could be that some of the components on your unit are misaligned and may need our professional help.
- No Power -
If your garbage disposal isn't turning on, it could be that a circuit has blown. Unexplained power issues usually mean the garbage disposal has a failing motor.
- Clogs For No Reason -
If your garbage disposal is clogging for no apparent reason, it could be that you need a higher capacity garbage disposal model or it could be something wrong with the unit's motor.
When Should You Replace Your Garbage Disposal?
It can difficult to know exactly when you should replace your garbage disposal. Does it maybe just need to be repaired? Does it just need to be unplugged and plugged back in? At Nuckols Plumbing & Gas, we have a few signs to look for in order to know when you need to replace your garbage disposal unit.
- Loss Of Function -
If your garbage disposal unit has stopped working all together and won't turn on, it could be an electrical issue. Ensure that your unit is plugged in properly and then press the reset button at the bottom of the unit. If this still doesn't help it could be that a circuit has been tripped and needs to be reset. If either of these don't fix the problem, it could mean that your unit needs to be replaced.
- Lingering Smells -
Garbage disposals aren't meant to handle every type of food waste you throw at them. Pouring grease or stringy vegetable foods can tangle or stop up the blades and cause clogs. Unfortunately, sometimes food can get lodged too far into your garbage disposal and the only fix is replacing the unit.
- Slow Drain -
A garbage dipsoal can sound fine when it's running, but if it's taking too long for water and food to go down your drain, that could be a problem. If your garbage disposal is clogged as well as your sink drain, you can try plunging with some hot water and a plunger. If this still doesn't work, it may be time to replace the unit.
Contact us today at (804) 214-2077 for a plumbing repair service in Richmond. We understand that emergencies happen and are available to talk even if it is after hours!
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