There are many reasons why garbage disposals are relied upon and valued in many kitchens. Not only are they an effective way to get rid of waste, but they are also convenient and ready when you need them. However, breaking down food time and time again can wear out the mechanics, and after a while, you may need a garbage disposal repair. In this article, we will go over some of the signs to look out for to know if it’s time to give us a call for garbage disposal repair.
The first sign that should alert to an issue with your garbage disposal is if it starts taking a lot longer to break down food than normal. It shouldn’t take a long time for food to break down, usually less than 30 seconds. If it is taking longer than 30 seconds to break down food, it is time to give us a call and schedule a garbage disposal repair.
Something else you should keep in mind when paying attention to your garbage disposal is if it develops a bad odor. A lingering odor could be developing due to a clog or food build-up that hasn’t been able to pass through the mechanics. If the odor persists long after running your garbage disposal, then something is wrong.
Obviously, your garbage disposal is going to make a lot of noise; however, if the noises are louder than normal or unusual, there could be something wrong. Often strange noises coming from your garbage disposal are indicators that something is broken.
If you suspect you have an issue with your garbage disposal or if you recognize any of these signs, give us a call right away.