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Homeowners in the Boston area often find they need garbage disposal repair. A garbage disposal is an electrically powered mechanical system that is prone to a variety of problems. It is often misused as well. While a disposal is designed to break food into small pieces that can pass through your plumbing system, putting the wrong items down or having a small clog can trigger serious issues. No matter what kind of problem occurs and when, our garbage disposal plumber is here to help.

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Common Causes of Garbage Disposal Clogs and Problems

The technicians at Akian Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are familiar with these frequently encountered issues:

  • Blockage by Food Products: Putting meats, vegetable peels (or anything fibrous), fats, or greases down the garbage disposal can cause a clog. The same can happen if the system is overloaded, in which case it automatically turns off to prevent overheating.
  • Jamming: Anything that overworks the motor may cause the unit to jam, which can cause it to back up, make a mess, and cause your sink to stink. Dirt and grime can also make it inside and jam up the unit, which may require a plumber to clean the P trap.
  • Large Objects: Large chunks of food, silverware, and other objects can get caught; it’s often hard to see what goes in when there’s a lot of soapy water. If something gets caught, don’t try to remove it without the help of a professional.

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Replacing your garbage disposal is sometimes the best option. If the unit has failed, this may be the only choice.

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Replacing your garbage disposal is sometimes the best option. If the unit has failed, this may be the only choice. A garbage disposal plumber near you can help find the best system for your needs and handle both the electrical and plumbing connections to ensure it is in working order. Garbage disposals also vibrate. While this can be hard on your sink, we’ll make sure your sink is secure and sturdy to ensure your disposal is reliable.

Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Working Order

When it comes to installation, repair, and replacement, always trust a trained expert to handle it. However, basic maintenance doesn’t require a professional. You can reduce strain and wear and tear on your garbage disposal by:

  • Only Disposing Food: Garbage disposals are designed to break up food, not general trash. Avoid using it for celery, banana peels, and other fibrous foods or rice, pasta, and other expandable food items that can clog up the disposal.
  • Use Cool Water While Running the Unit:Cool water allows food to safely pass through the disposal into your plumbing system. With hot water, some foods melt and become harder to grind up.
  • Handle Odors Properly: If your garbage disposal becomes smelly, it might need to be cleaned. Easy steps include grinding ice cubes with lemon, lime, or orange rinds for 30 seconds. Liquid dish detergent can help remove odors as well. If any debris remains, rinse the system with cold water for a half a minute.

Contact Akian Plumbing Today for Your Garbage Disposal Services

If your disposal turns off suddenly, flip the off switch. Check that the unit is plugged in and press the reset switch on the front or bottom. You should be able to turn it back on. Remember to never put your hand or an object into the disposal drain. When resetting the unit doesn’t help or it otherwise isn’t working right, contact Akian Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can quickly diagnose the problem and provide fast garbage disposal repair. Call 617-894-7803 to request service.

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