Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are a handy fixture in the kitchen, making tasks like washing dishes less time consuming. But if your disposal isn’t working correctly, it can cause all kinds of trouble. Many concerns, 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 Ken Griffin Plumbing Services, you can count on us to provide quality garbage disposal services to keep kitchen plumbing flowing smoothly. If you’re considering garbage disposal repair in Columbia, let’s go ahead and figure out the details!

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

Garbage disposals should break down debris from food and other organic materials before they hurt your plumbing system. Small blades located inside the disposal carve up debris into more manageable pieces, making it easier for the drains and piping system to handle. The standard garbage disposal is energy efficient, needing less water and electricity to function.

If a malfunction appears, it’s frequently traced back to an electrical issue or improper use. The best way to avoid damaging your garbage disposal is to learn what food waste shouldn’t go in it. Ken Griffin Plumbing Services technicians won’t rest until they fully understand the problem to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again.

1. Your Disposal Isn’t Starting

To see if your disposal is unable to start, try hitting the reset button located on the unit. If the disposal still won’t start, it’s often because there’s electrical problem or because the blades can’t move. Wiring can be hazardous to inspect and repair, so it’s almost always better to leave garbage disposal repair to certified technicians.

2. The Disposal’s Blades Aren’t Running

When the disposal turns on but the blades won’t actually spin, it might be an electrical error, a damaged motor, or another malfunction affecting the blades. For safety reasons, we make sure the disposal is off before find the root cause.

Occasionally, a hard piece of food debris is stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and preventing rotation. Broken or malfunctioning blades are capable of injury, so never put your hand into the disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

A consistent leak can be a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. As food waste solidifies and hardens, it can crack or otherwise damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Localized water damage can also help you figure out there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you find mold or mildew close to drain, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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Learn What Is Supposed to Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Keeping track of what’s appropriate to put in your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are some reminders:


Break pieces of food down as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.

Don’t throw in fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog up your garbage disposal.



Liquids like milk or soda won’t hurt the disposal, but garbage disposals can’t handle cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and gum up internal components.

Coffee grounds and eggshells frequently cause trouble, so avoid putting them into your garbage disposal.


Ken Griffin Plumbing Services's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Ken Griffin Plumbing Services, we are committed to providing quality disposal repairs. Our expert technicians find and fix your problem as soon as we can unless the cost of repairs is nearly the same as a replacement. At that point, it’s probably more efficient for your budget to schedule garbage disposal installation in Columbia.

Whatever problem you’re dealing with, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 410-992-5875 today!

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