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Garbage Disposal Repair
Garbage Disposals can be tricky little appliances when they act up. Does your garbage disposal make a humming sound but does not spin? Is it stopped up and now has an odor? Call Tampa Bay Plumbers. Our plumbing technicians are highly experienced in fixing all your plumbing needs. We are licensed, bonded & insured in the state of Florida. View our plumbing license here.
Tampa Bay Plumbers can repair or replace the following brand of garbage disposal:
Tampa Bay Plumbers can fix jammed garbage disposals, and even unclog your drains. Let Tampa Bay Plumbers diagnose your problem and cure your garbage disposal. Its much easier for you when your garbage disposal works properly.
How Garbage Disposals Work
The garbage disposer uses an spinning impeller blade to force debris into the blades along the side. As it spins, it grinds the debris through the blades into particles that can easily be flushed through the drain. The disposer relies on water flow to turn the food bits into a slurry that can be easy flushed through the drain. The garbage disposer is not good at grinding fibrous foods like banana peels, celery, artichokes and corn husks. Fibrous foods do not grind into particles but instead creates strings, which tend to jam the disposer and clog the drain.
Garbage Disposal has Odors And Smells
Again, there are a number of possible causes of odor in a Garbage Disposal. First check that the seals are clean – we have serviced client who have had black (and smelly) mold on the seals. Next, ensure that the trap or strainer does not contain old & decaying food particles.
Garbage Disposal Making Humming Sounds
It may be jammed, or in a worse case situation, the engine has burned out. You should try to UN jam first – many garbage disposers come with an Allen wrench designed to fit into a hole at the bottom of your disposer. Use a flashlight to locate the hole, insert the Allen wrench and turn the disposal back and forth to loosen the jam. Turn the power on at the breaker, run cold water and try to turn the disposal on again.