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Garbage Disposals Installation and Repair

Garbage disposals are helpful and vital appliances in countless homes. You may prefer to have a professional attend to garbage disposal related problems, since most of them require both plumbing and electrical skills. The Plumber Philadelphia Team can help out with any job, and will offer you professional plumbers service for your garbage disposal.

How Your Garbage Disposal Functions

Garbage disposals grind up food that is washed down your kitchen sink drain. An impeller arm and plate push the water and food particles down the drain once the shredder inside the grinding chamber has chopped it up.

Working on Your Garbage Disposal Requires Care & Caution

You need to be knowledgeable about fixing your garbage disposal troubles by yourself. The first and most important step is to switch off the power to the circuit connected to the disposal. If the disposal starts working unexpectedly, you can be easily injured.

Repairing Clogged Garbage Disposal

Cleaning the garbage disposal and the drain are perhaps the most important tasks you should regularly carry out to avoid possible clogs. If the garbage disposal is not regularly washed of food particles, the garbage disposal will emit odors and work inefficiently.

As a somewhat easy initial step, employ tongs or pliers to remove any non-disposable substance stuck within the garbage disposal. After these items have been removed, you should clean the drain before reinstalling it. To this end, plug the drain, fill the sink with 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) of water, and then pull away the plug and switch on the garbage disposal. Doing this regularly assures that there will be no particles left to clog the drain.

The trap may need to be removed and cleaned if your drain is clogged up. To clean a trap, first place a bucket under the drain and release the fittings on the trap using a pipe wrench. Locate the clog after removing the trap and then clear it away. If you cannot find the exact spot of the clog then try pushing an auger or plumber's snake into the drainpipe. Your professional Philadelphia plumbing company would be happy to help you out.

Fixing Your garbage disposals

By using a few citrus peels, you can also freshen up your sink after clearing out your clog. Place the peels into the disposal, and while the cold water is running, turn it on.

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