Garbage Disposal Repair

The disposal is the device under the kitchen sink that is used to shred up any food or waste that is sent down the drain. A lot of people make the common mistake of putting their hands in or sticking sharp objects in the garbage disposal to grab what they think might be caught. Because garbage disposals have blades that rotate at a high speed to shred objects, it’s a bad idea to take this “DIY” approach especially when the electricity is still running to the garbage disposal.

If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you may have a broken garbage disposal that needs to be serviced or replaced by a professional plumber:

  • Is there a bad odor coming from the disposal?
  • Does it sound different? Like a humming or grinding sound?
  • Is there standing water in the sink after use?
  • Is there a leak under your sink?
  • Is there any corrosion that could be causing leaks?
  • Is it becoming backed up or clogged?

Depending on the issue at hand, it can be a simple repair or it may be time for a replacement. We carry most makes and models of garbage disposals, and we can find the best unit for you depending on your budget and needs. You can always count on the knowledgeable and trustworthy plumbers here at Irish Plumber, to quickly diagnose and repair or replace your garbage disposal.

See below for more helpful hints.

Things you should NOT put down your disposal:

  • Pasta - as the water makes the pasta expand, it could clog up the disposal.
  • Oil, Fat, and Grease - when these cool, they harden.
  • Certain vegetables - celery or kale can clog up the disposal because their fibrous and stringy texture can get caught up in the blades.
  • Egg shells - the membrane inside the shell can wrap around the blades and clog it up.
  • Rice - water expands the rice (like pasta) and can cause a clog.

If you think there is a problem, call one of our professional plumbers to diagnose the issue.  630-818-1377