There are many how-to guides on how to repair a clogged garbage disposal or unclog your garbage disposal, and there are also professional services that can help too. The real question, however, is knowing when it is time to change out your old garbage disposal.
The good news is that there are some tell-tale signs that indicate your garbage disposal may be grinding its last. In most cases, these problems also start as your common garbage disposal issues.
Garbage Disposal Not Draining Issues
One of the main reasons you will need to unclog your garbage disposal is because of drainage issues. While it isn’t that uncommon for garbage disposals to get clogged and stop draining, reoccurring issues could mean there are bigger problems in the works.
Garbage Disposal Not Working Problems
In about 99% of the cases where a garbage disposal stops working, it is because the impeller blades are jammed. Hard objects or forced foods, for example, will clog or lock the blades from moving. We can generally hear the humming of the motor when this first occurs, but the disposal doesn’t work.
Every garbage disposal unit might become stuck and stop working from time to time. Much like your garbage disposal drain issues, though, when these problems become more problematic, it may be time to seek a new garbage disposal unit.
The good news is that many of these fixes are fairly doable DIY projects. It also quite easy to call someone for help – you just need to find a reputable company to come to the rescue. The problem, however, is when you need to fix these problems on a more regular basis.
Wear and tear, age, misuse, chemicals, and other factors can cause problems and eventually create the need for a new disposal. Unfortunately, garbage disposals are not built to last forever, so knowing when your garbage disposal has reached its end will save you time, headaches, and even money.
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