Common Signs of a Garbage Disposal Problem

Your garbage disposal can make it a lot easier to clean up after a big meal. But if you frequently use it, there's a good chance that at some point it's going to suffer wear and tear to the point that repairs are needed. At GAP Plumbing, our local plumbers are experts at accurately diagnosing garbage disposal problems. After the issue has been identified, we'll get right to work on repairing it so that your kitchen is returned to normal working order in as little time as possible.

Symptoms of Garbage Disposal Trouble

Leaking is one common sign that something is amiss with your garbage disposal. When a garbage disposal is suffering a leak, it often can be traced to the dishwasher-disposal connection or the discharge-drainpipe connection. Water leaks should always be repaired quickly so that expensive water damage doesn't occur.

Another symptom of garbage disposal failure is a humming noise. If your garbage disposal has a jammed flywheel, then it might not properly turn on when you hit the switch, but it may produce a humming sound. A jammed flywheel is an issue that an experienced plumber will be able to address in little time.

If you try to turn on your garbage disposal and don't even get a humming noise, then there could be an issue with your electrical supply. Because garbage disposals are known to become unwittingly unplugged, you'll want to first check to make sure this hasn't happened. Then you can try hitting the reset button. If you're still not having any luck, then it'll be worth checking your breaker.

If your garbage disposal is draining very slowly or not at all, then you're likely dealing with a clog. In some cases, homeowners can take care of such clogs by simply using a pair of pliers. But if you can't easily remove the clog, you'll want to call in a plumber who has the tools and expertise to quickly remedy the problem.

Garbage Disposal Repair in Kingwood, TX

When you need garbage disposal repair, contact GAP Plumbing at (281) 645-5406. Our local plumbing company can address any of your home's plumbing needs. Give us a call today to ask for a free plumbing estimate in Kingwood!