Garbage disposal units make life easier since they provide an easy way to get rid of waste. Most people never give their garbage units much attention until the point when they are not working. A malfunctioning disposal unit is an inconvenience, and it could impact the way you wash up, cook, and keep your kitchen clean.
To avoid having your disposal unit break down at an inopportune time, you should be on the lookout for the warning signs that it needs repair. Here are some of the signs that you need to contact a plumber for repairs.
If your disposal unit still emits a bad odor even after running soapy water and other cleaners through it, you need to take immediate action. It means that the garbage unit could not dispose of all the food leftovers because of drainage issues. Disposal units work by chopping food particles into tiny pieces that can smoothly pass through the pipes.
A plumber will help you fix this issue by removing any trapped substances and cleaning the pipes.
A running garbage unit could produce a certain amount of noise, but when the noise is unbearable, it indicates an issue. It may be that some parts of the unit are out of alignment, or they are not moving correctly. A plumbing company will give the unit a tune-up and ensure its back to normal in no time.
Your garbage disposal unit should break down food particles in a few seconds. If it is taking more than usual, it could be that the blades are dull. You won’t have to replace the whole garbage unit. You will need a plumber to sharpen the blades or replace them.