Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service in Walnut, CA

At My Walnut Plumber Hero, we answer phone calls from concerned customers every day who want to know what they can do to stop their garbage disposal from acting up. Would you like to learn the secrets of avoiding garbage disposal failure? The secret is that there is no secret. The best way to prevent jams, clogs, and other garbage disposal problems is to use your disposal as it was meant to be used and routinely maintain the unit.

How to Use Your Garbage Disposal

One of the biggest reasons for garbage disposal repair is operator misuse. The garbage disposal in your kitchen seems relatively easy to operate, right? You put your food waste into the disposal, flip the switch, and the appliance does all the work. It is this easy if you’re putting the right type and amount of food waste in the disposal. When you feed the disposal the wrong kinds of food or overfill it, this can lead to dull blades, motor failure, and it can clog your kitchen sink.

The best way to use your disposal is to slowly add food waste that is leftover on plates, serving utensils, and pots and pans after a meal. Throw away scraps from preparation because these contain skins and other fibrous or starchy material that should not be placed in the disposal. When you turn the disposal on, make sure cold water is running directly into it. Keep the water running 10-15 seconds after you have finished grinding up the food to make sure all food particles are completely washed down the drain.

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

You don’t have to use store bought, chemical cleaners to clean your garbage disposal. We recommend using natural methods. You can freeze vinegar in ice cube trays and grind these up once or twice a month. This will deodorize the disposal and sharpen the blades. If you continue to get a bad odor, you can also grind up citrus fruit. However, if bad odors persist this could be a sign of a more serious problem and should be addressed by a plumbing service in Walnut, CA.

Replacing Your Garbage Disposal

If your disposal is irreparable, or you want to upgrade, give us a call and we’ll help you find a new appliance with the proper horsepower to meet your needs. Our plumbers will go over all the different models in your price range and help you install the disposal too.

To learn more about garbage disposal repair and replacement service and for more maintenance tips, call My Walnut Plumber Hero today!

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