Watch Out for Garbage Disposal Problems This Holiday Season

Here in Huntsville, TX, we’ve just ended a big holiday weekend. But it’s not the only one on our calendars. With Christmas right around the corner and the holiday season in general arriving in full force, you’re apt to have friends and family over throughout the next month or so, which often means big feasts and lots of food preparation. Your garbage disposal is going to be put to the test during that time, and the last thing you need is a breakdown taking place just when you’re getting a big dinner ready. A trained plumber can solver most garbage disposal problems, but if you can watch out for them this holiday season, you’ll likely save yourself a lot of trouble. Here’s a few tips.

  • Be Careful What You Toss Down the Drain. The wrong food particles can cause big problems for your garbage disposal, and you need to be careful what you place down your drain. Most people know not to put any bones or hard fruit seeds like cherry pits into their garbage disposal, but you should also avoid coffee grounds, fibrous vegetables like potato peelings, and hot fats or oils that will cool and harden in your pipes.
  • Check for Leaks. A puddled leak around the base of your garbage disposal is a sign of a serious problem, and may necessitate a new unit. Always call in a repair technician if you spot a leak with your garbage disposal.
  • Power Problems Need Serious Attention. Most garbage disposals run on electricity, and when yours doesn’t seem to be running as well as it could, you’re probably looking at an electrical issue. If the reset button at the bottom of your garbage disposal doesn’t work, unplug the device and call a repair technician immediately.

Look to the pros at Ardon Maintenance for garbage disposal solutions!

 

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