Outstanding Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service in North Hollywood

As a homeowner, you have many appliances in your home that require attention, including your garbage disposal. This small, kitchen appliance is easy to overlook even though it is almost always used on a daily basis. Because garbage disposals are used often they have a tendency to wear down faster than other appliances in your home. They are also susceptible to misuse and abuse by homeowners because they seem to be the type of appliance that is tough and can handle anything. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

Taking Care of Your Garbage Disposal

We receive phone calls every day from property owners who are confused and frustrated with their garbage disposals. These individuals don’t understand why their disposals, which may only be a few years old, have suddenly started acting like antiquated appliances.  There are a number of reasons why a kitchen sink disposal may stop working properly within the first few years of ownership and most of these reasons can be traced back to how the appliance is operated by the owner.

Tip #1 – Do Not Overfill the Disposal

If you want to burn out your motor and dull the blades of the disposal quickly, then by all means put as much food waste as you want in your disposal. However, at My North Hollywood Plumber Hero, we think the better choice is to limit the amount of food scraps that go into the receptacle.

Tip #2 – Use Your Disposal

Your garbage disposal isn’t indestructible, but it’s not a delicate flower either. Rust can form inside the disposal and around the blades if it is not used frequently. Some people think they can extend the lifespan of their disposal by using it a little as possible. We suggest that homeowners take a different approach and run their disposal at least once a day. If you don’t have anything to grind up, run cold water through the disposal and turn it on for 10 – 15 seconds. This won’t harm anything and it will keep your disposal from rusting.

Tip #3 – Always Consult with a Plumber for Garbage Disposal Repair or Installation

You may think you’re saving money by making repairs on your own or installing a new disposal by yourself. In actuality, if you don’t have the right skills or tools, you could be wasting your time and money.

My North Hollywood Plumber Hero is available 24 hours a day to give advice, schedule plumbing service, and help you with new garbage disposal purchases. We care about the residents of North Hollywood, CA, and always go above and beyond to provide you with fast, quality garbage disposal repair or installation. Call us today!

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