My garbage disposal won’t turn on
If you go to turn on your garbage disposal does anything happens? If there is no noise or movement coming from your unit then this could be an indication that your unit’s fuse is blown or shut off. To start, check and see if the power has tripped. There will be a reset button and it should be located under the unit. Usually, this takes care of the problem.
My garbage disposal is jammed
Sometimes you go to turn on your garbage disposal and it will make a humming noise but the blades won’t move. When this happens, the power is getting through but something is restricting the blades. Sometimes the obstruction can be seen, and the temptation is to reach in and try to extract it. However, those blades are really sharp, and even if the power is turned off, you can still get a nasty cut. Regardless, something has gotten in the way and is preventing your garbage disposal from running properly. The best way to prevent jamming is to be mindful of what enters your drains. If too much refuse is forced down the drain, your disposal’s shredder cannot do its job effectively and will jam.
My garbage disposal is leaking
Leaks are another major problem that can arise with garbage disposals. Leaks can develop in the line or the connections going to the disposal unit. When this happens, our Gilbert plumbers can find the leak and remedy it or replace the unit. By fixing the leak you not only solve the problem, but help to prevent water damage to your home. Read more about water damage in your home here.