Garbage Disposals

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Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair in Reading, PA

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Garbage disposals make our lives much easier, as they allow us to put certain food waste down the kitchen drain without worrying about clogs and other damage. However, various issues can arise with garbage disposals, whether due to improper use, or simply as a result of an aging disposal. Knowing the signs of a potential problem can help you avoid major breakdowns. If you need reliable garbage disposal installation and repair in Reading or the surrounding areas, give us a call! At The Plumbing Works, we are capable of servicing all makes and models.

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Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals are designed to help you avoid drain clogs in the kitchen by chopping up soft food waste before it is washed down the drain. However, like any machine, garbage disposals are subject to normal wear and tear and eventually might experience problems. Additionally, disposals are often misused, which can lead to problems.

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Garbage disposal problems are most commonly caused by:

  • Jammed motors

  • Improper use

  • Old, worn-out disposals

  • Overuse

  • Blown fuses

  • Leaks

  • Lack of maintenance

The most common problem associated with garbage disposals is a jammed motor. Jammed motors happen when large items, whether food waste or some other debris, becomes trapped in the disposal and stops it from working properly. It’s always best to be mindful of what you put down the drains, as this is one of the best ways to prevent jamming. When excessive waste is put through garbage disposals, it affects the disposal’s ability to work properly and can lead to jams. Additionally, you should avoid putting unapproved items down the disposal, including non-food waste.

Leaks are another major problem that can arise with garbage disposals. The pipes connected to the garbage disposal, as well as the actual body of the disposal, can leak. If the body of your unit is leaking, this often means you will need to replace it.

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Courteous, Convenient Service From Reading’s Plumbing Experts

Whether you need new disposal installation, or your existing unit isn’t working as it should, you can count on our highly trained team for quality garbage disposal installation and repair in Reading and throughout the surrounding areas. We have been helping home and business owners with an array of plumbing services for more than two decades, and are able to quickly and efficiently help you find the perfect solution.

If you notice a major problem with your garbage disposal, call us at (610) 929-8860 for quality installations and repairs at competitive rates!

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