You may not realize it, but in addition to adding convenience for homeowners, a well-functioning garbage disposal serves an important role in your home’s overall plumbing system. Garbage disposals use centrifugal force to continuously force food waste against a stationary grind ring, liquefying it. This process assures the full breakdown of waste to prevent the blockage of the main sewer line. When a garbage disposal breaks or is simply not performing optimally, food particles can build up in the pipes, eventually resulting in serious clogs that are expensive to fix. A poor quality garbage disposal can even decrease the lifespan of your other plumbing fixtures. Because of this, the modest cost to install a high-quality garbage disposal and perform periodic maintenance on it is well worth the money.
Homeowners in Cleveland and elsewhere in Northeast Ohio experience the following concerns that often indicate damage to their garbage disposals:
- The disposal is running louder than normal
- There is a foul odor coming from the sink
- Water is not properly draining in the sink or is leaking below the disposal
- The disposal motor is running but not properly grinding
- The disposal starts to run but shuts off by itself
- A utensil or other object is stuck in the disposal
If you are experiencing any of these problems with your garbage disposal, it is time to speak with a knowledgeable Cleveland-area plumber who is qualified to troubleshoot and repair it. It is unwise to attempt to fix a garbage disposal by yourself; it is all too easy to injure yourself on a disposal’s sharp components.
The Hann family has been Northeast Ohio’s premiere plumbing and garbage disposal professionals for generations. Our team has installed countless high-quality disposals. No matter what type of service you require, the well-respected team at Verne & Ellsworth Hann is happy to help.
If you are concerned with the performance of your current garbage disposal or would like to install a new one, contact the best Cleveland plumbing company. A friendly, professional technician can be at your door and have your disposal working perfectly before you know it!