Having a garbage disposal unit can be very useful. However, there are a number of different issues that can go wrong with them. Your garbage disposal unit can have minor issues to major issues. If your unit has a major issue, it may have to be replaced. No matter what issue your garbage disposal may have, you should never put your hand in it. If you think something may be wrong with your disposal unit, call your local plumber.
Common Problems with Garbage Disposal Units
There are a few different problems that are a common occurrence among disposal units. Some of these issues may require you to have your unit replaced, while others are simple fixes that your local plumber can help you with. If you notice any of these issues, call your local plumber.
- Garbage disposal will not turn on: This issue is most likely electrical and means you may have to replace your unit.
- Garbage disposal is making a humming sound but will not run: This could mean that the flywheel in the disposal unit is stuck. If the flywheel is stuck it can cause the motor to burn out.
- Leaking Garbage Disposal Unit: There are a few different places that a leak could be coming from: the sink flange, dishwasher connection, or the discharge drainpipe. There are also a number of different issues that can cause a leak, such as a worn-out seal or corroded pipes.
- Slow Draining: This may be caused by a clogged drain line. If this is the case you should never use chemical drain cleaners in your disposal unit. Chemical drain cleaners won’t help the issue, and they can even damage your unit further. There is also a chance that the chemicals won’t work and will be left in your sink, which means you will have to worry about cleaning up toxic chemicals as well as getting your disposal fixed.
If your garbage disposal unit is having any of these issues or others, call Air Handlers OBX today. Messing around with your disposal unit without knowing what to do can hurt you and your disposal. Make sure you never stick your hand or any other object down the disposal unit! This could cause serious damage to you and your garbage disposal. Call Air Handlers OBX to have their trained professionals come help you. That way you stay safe and you do not damage your unit further and cost yourself more money than you would have had to pay in the first place.