After we inspect the unit, we can determine what the problem is. In some cases, it may be just jammed and out plumbers can clean out the disposal and get it back in working order. In other cases, you may need to replace your garbage disposal and have us install a new one. Usually when a motor freezes up or burns out is when a complete replacement is necessary.
If you need a new garbage disposal installed our plumbers can recommend the appropriate size for your household. Garbage disposals have different size motors measured by the horsepower the unit provides. The most common sizes are ½ HP and ¾ HP. Smaller apartments and condos with one of two people living there can usually get away with a ½ HP motor. However, if you are in a house with four to five members, you may need a ¾ HP to handle the demand.
Having a garbage disposal is helpful when doing the dishes; however, when they become clogged or jammed, it can cause serious plumbing problems. One of the main reasons why you may be experiencing a problem with your disposal is because you don’t have the right size motor or someone within the household put something down the sink that shouldn’t have gone.
Our plumbers can help determine the cause of the problem and either get your garbage disposal repaired or replaced in no time at all. Whether the blades are jammed or you have a clog in the pipes, we can fix the problem. Over time you may notice the disposal has a harder time keeping up with demand. Some of the causes of this are wear and tear or food items like bones, grease, and other debris that builds up over time.