Plumber repairing a garbage disposal under a sink

Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making tasks like washing dishes less of a hassle. But if your disposal isn’t working correctly, it can cause all kinds of trouble. Severe problems, like clogs and leaks, could disrupt other parts of the plumbing system. If you’ve been noticing loud noises or poor performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At United Plumbing Company, our expert technicians provide fast and effective garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. When you need garbage disposal repair in Goshen, let’s go ahead and figure out the details!

How Do Garbage Disposals Work? What Are Some Common Disposal Problems?

Garbage disposals are designed to break down crumbs and similar leftovers before they can affect your plumbing system. Small blades located within the disposal cut up debris until the pieces are much smaller, preventing clogs from forming in the pipes. Most garbage disposals are energy-efficient fixtures, requiring less water and electricity to function.

If a malfunction appears, it’s usually because of an electrical issue or improper use. The best way to protect your garbage disposal is to learn what can and can’t go into it. United Plumbing Company technicians find the root cause of the problem to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again.

1. Your Disposal Isn’t Starting

When a garbage disposal isn’t running in the first place, try pushing the reset button located on the unit. If nothing happens, it’s routinely thanks to electrical problem or because the blades can’t move. Electrical damage like this may be dangerous to inspect and repair, so it’s best to leave garbage disposal repair to professional technicians.

2. The Motor Is Running, But the Blades Aren’t

If you hear the disposal but the blades aren’t actually spinning, it might be an electrical error, a problem with the motor, or another malfunction affecting the blades. For safety reasons, we make sure the disposal is off before find the root cause.

Sometimes, something like old food gets stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and preventing rotation. A disposal’s motor can spin the blades at speeds capable of injury, so make sure never to reach into a garbage disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Leaking is a telltale sign there’s a problem with the disposal. As food waste solidifies and hardens, it may damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Nearby water damage is another way you might realize there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you see mold or damp spots underneath your sink, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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What Can and Can't Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Determining what can and can’t go into your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are some reminders:


Start with food pieces as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.


Avoid fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog the blades of your disposal.


Most liquids are fine, but avoid pouring in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and damage internal components.


Coffee grounds and eggshells can form severe clogs, so avoid dumping them into your garbage disposal.


United Plumbing Company's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At United Plumbing Company, we’re dedicated to quality disposal repairs. We’ll find and fix your problem right away unless the cost of repairs equals the cost of a replacement. By then, it’s probably more efficient for your budget to arrange garbage disposal installation in Goshen.

Whatever you’re looking for, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 502-228-1996 today!

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