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Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement in Richmond

Restoring Your Unit to Its Prime Condition

We urge our customers to be mindful of what enters their kitchen drains on a regular basis. While your garbage disposal features a powerful motor and sharp blades, common waste materials can trip up the device and result in its untimely failure. For professional unit repair and replacement, contact your local Richmond plumbers at M.A. Williams Inc.

Contact us at (804) 324-3378 when you need garbage disposal service that is fast and effective.

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals are incredibly handy machines that can benefit every home’s kitchen. Unfortunately, they are prone to certain issues that may leave them malfunctioning or requiring replacement altogether.

Common issues you may experience in your garbage disposal include:

  • Jamming: This is the most common problem that occurs in garbage disposals. The disposal's flywheel can jam as the disposal fails to process difficult waste material – that’s why it is important to be conscious of what goes into your drains. A jam in your garbage disposal can cause the unit to trip or fail to spin.
  • Leaking: If you notice water leaking from the garbage disposal unit under your sink, you may need a plumber to diagnose the issue and determine the best method of repair.

Sometimes, your disposal simply requires a push of the manual reset button. If that does not work, contact us for help as soon as possible. Garbage disposals can be incredibly dangerous – never reach your hand down the drain to try to repair yours. It is best to leave the repairs for our trained team of expert Richmond plumbers. Our plumbing team can help you diagnose the problem and carry out the right solution, whether that is a repair or a complete garbage disposal replacement.

Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

You can maximize the life of your garbage disposal by being proactive with routine maintenance.

  • Cold water flushes: Weekly flushes of cold water will help to eliminate thick liquids that have built up in your garbage disposal. After allowing a couple of inches of cold water to pool in your sink, unstop the drain and allow the water to flush through.
  • Grinding ice: Running ice through your garbage disposal can also help keep your unit in good shape. This will help sharpen the blades as they cut through the ice.

Unfortunately, even routine maintenance is not always enough to prevent frustrating mechanical issues. If your disposal is making strange noises or failing to function properly, let M.A. Williams investigate the problem and find the right solution to get it back up and running.

Don't let your plumbing problems get worse. When your garbage disposal gives you cause for concern, consult with M.A. Williams Inc. at (804) 324-3378 for guaranteed solutions.