GARBAGE DISPOSAL REPAIR

Garbage Disposal Repair, Replacement, and Installation

Your garbage disposal is an essential part of your kitchen and a key asset in any modern day home. Without one you’d have to be extra cautious about what food scraps go down the drain in case it ends up clogging your pipes. Sometimes your garbage disposal will go out suddenly and you might hear a low humming or even nothing at all. Whether you need a garbage disposal repair, replacement or installation, our team at Ground Zero will get you squared away.

Garbage Disposal Repair

Ground Zero Plumbing will help you diagnose and repair the garbage disposal issue, helping you get a better understanding of what exactly is going on. While some of these fixes are simple enough for you to do, there is sometimes an underlying issue not immediately clear. For your safety, we recommend you call in the experts to make sure no one gets hurt or accidentally slips on a blade. Blade replacement might be a necessity in some situations, and we have the tools to safely take a look inside.

  • A low humming sound: The motor is trying to turn but the blades are jammed. Turning an Allen wrench at the bottom of the unit may get it working again.
  • Clogs and backups that won’t let anything down: Avoid pouring a drain cleaner down the sink. This may require disconnecting your system to let the plumbing to clear.
  • Leaks coming from your pipes: This can be from a damaged hose and tightening the connection between plumbing drains can remedy this issue.
  • Vibrating or shaking: The unit may need to be reseated.
    Nothing happens, resulting in a short circuit: Flip off the disposal unit in your breaker box before attempting to unplug and reset the system.
  • A low humming sound: The motor is trying to turn but the blades are jammed. Turning an Allen wrench at the bottom of the unit may get it working again.
  • Clogs and backups that won’t let anything down: Avoid pouring a drain cleaner down the sink. This may require disconnecting your system to let the plumbing to clear.
  • Leaks coming from your pipes: This can be from a damaged hose and tightening the connection between plumbing drains can remedy this issue.
  • Vibrating or shaking: The unit may need to be reseated.
    Nothing happens, resulting in a short circuit: Flip off the disposal unit in your breaker box before attempting to unplug and reset the system.

Garbage Disposal Installation

Your home may be a little older and either might not have a garbage disposal at all, or is so worn out that you have no other choice but to install a new one. If you do have a more outdated appliance, a new system can help you save on future costs put towards maintenance and repair, extending its lifespan. There won’t be a better feeling than knowing the capabilities of a new garbage disposal, and that its blades will be fresh and ready to get the job done!

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