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Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement in Fort Worth

The garbage disposal is a valuable device that can prevent clogging in the kitchen drains, but it is not perfect or self-sufficient. Routine cleaning and occasional repairs are inherent in the life cycle of the average garbage disposal. If you need a garbage disposal repair, replacement, or installation, you can call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. We are happy to schedule a convenient appointment or arrange an emergency garbage disposal repair in Fort Worth today.

Caring for your garbage disposal

A garbage disposal allows you to dispose of food waste quickly and easily. This can save time and reduce the amount of mess in the kitchen. A garbage disposal can also help prevent clogs by grinding up the food waste into smaller pieces that are less likely to cause blockages. The convenience of a garbage disposal comes with responsibilities though – primarily, cleaning the device. Here are the steps to clean a garbage disposal:

  • Turn off the power to the disposal.
  • Use an abrasive sponge to scrub the garbage disposal’s baffle and grinding chamber.
  • Use a flashlight to inspect for any food waste or debris that may be stuck inside. Use tongs or pliers to remove any.
  • Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by a slow pour of 1 cup of vinegar.
  • Cover the drain opening with a stopper and wait 10 minutes until the fizzing stops.
  • Turn on and run the garbage disposal as you flush the garbage disposal with hot water.

If the garbage disposal is awfully stinky and the vinegar and baking soda didn’t help, then cut a few peels of lemon into small pieces and drop them into the garbage disposal. Run the disposal with cool water turned on.

When to call for garbage disposal repair

A proper garbage disposal installation followed by routine maintenance and cleaning can give you years of convenience, but problems can arise. Signs of trouble with garbage disposal can include a slow or clogged drain, unpleasant odors coming from the device, unusual noises or vibrations during operation, or leaks under the sink. If you notice any of these issues, it may be time to have the disposal repaired.


Time to replace the garbage disposal?

In general, a garbage disposal can last for many years with proper maintenance and care. However, if the device is frequently experiencing problems or is over 10 years old, it may be time to consider a kitchen garbage disposal replacement. Additionally, if the disposal is leaking at the base or has suffered significant damage, replacement may be the only option. 
It's best to consult with a trained plumber in Fort Worth TX to determine the best course of action for your specific situation. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to speak with a friendly member of our team and determine whether a garbage disposal replacement in Fort Worth is the cost-effective option.

Emergency Garbage Disposal Repair

Do you need the garbage disposal repaired NOW? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Fort Worth to request emergency repair today. Our live representatives and dedicated plumbers are on standby for your call.

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