Garbage Disposal Services in Austin, TX
Offering Top-Quality Installation, Repair & Replacement
At S & D Plumbing, we proudly offer comprehensive garbage disposal services in Austin and throughout the surrounding areas. Whether you need new disposal installation or repairs, you can rely on our team of friendly, knowledgeable technicians.
We find that our customers appreciate our courteous employees and our friendly office staff who are always available to answer questions. Count on us to take care of your Austin garbage disposal services today. We offer upfront pricing and same-day services for your convenience.
Need garbage disposal repair or installation in Austin? Contact S & D Plumbing to schedule a service with us today.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems & Solutions
Some issues can arise with regular garbage disposal use. Like any mechanism, garbage disposals are subject to routine wear and tear. They may also become damaged when unsuitable items fall into them and cause damage.
Be mindful of these common garbage disposal issues:
- Disposal doesn’t turn on: We can determine why this has happened, reset the disposal, check the circuit breaker box, or replace the disposal if the motor no longer works.
- Jams: The disposal may become jammed with food or other items. We can clear jams and help customers know what they shouldn’t put down their disposals.
- Unusual noises: The unit might make noises such as whirring or clicking. Once again, the motor may need to be replaced, or we may need to tighten or replace screws, bearings, lugs, or blades.
- Leaks: The disposal may leak into the cupboard area below the sink, leading to potential water damage and other issues.
- Humming noise: The disposal may only make a humming noise when the switch is flipped. This might indicate a clog in the pipe or in the flywheel that we can safely remove.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal?
More often than not, an improperly functioning garbage disposal will only need a repair, such as a new seal or new bearings. Many problems can be fixed with a simple call to S & D Plumbing; we can send a professional to clear out clogs and repair jammed blades. If a problem is repaired as soon as it’s noticed, it may not require more costly repairs in the future.
Because a garbage disposal is only expected to last between 10 and 12 years, a replacement will eventually be necessary. This is especially true for disposals that are used frequently because their blades will quickly get dull. Replacement is also necessary when the motor stops functioning.
Easy Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips
First, people should never put non-food items down their disposals because these can get stuck on the blades and clog the pipes. Second, the disposal blades can be cleaned by running lemon or other citrus peels through the disposal regularly to create a pleasing aroma.
Only small items should be put through the disposal because larger pieces may get stuck, clogging the drain. Large items, such as whole fruits or vegetables, should be cut into several smaller pieces before putting them down the disposal.
Cooking oil and other greases should never be put down the garbage disposal because they can impede the blades. Lastly, cold water should be running when the garbage disposal is on and should continue to run for 30 seconds after the disposal is turned off to ensure all food particles have been rinsed through the pipes.
Call S & D Plumbing for Comprehensive Garbage Disposal Services
If you have a malfunctioning garbage disposal, contact our skilled team of technicians for fast, reliable assistance. We have over 40 years of experience in the industry and can complete any necessary repairs, installations, or maintenance services. We offer honest, upfront pricing and 100% customer satisfaction, guaranteed.
We’re a family-owned and -operated company that treats every client like family. Our technicians undergo weekly training to keep them knowledgeable on all plumbing-related topics. You can trust us to take great care of your plumbing system.
For comprehensive plumbing services in the Austin, TX, area, look no further than S & D Plumbing.