The most common reason for a garbage disposal to stop working is a foreign object lodged inside the disposal. This can be a small pebble or nut shell. If when you flip the on switch you hear the garbage disposal humming but not grinding, this is the likely cause. The good news is, you may be able to fix this problem yourself.
When your disposal is jammed, try following the directions for clearing a jam. Directions can be found in your garbage disposal manual, or through a simple Internet search. Watching a video may be helpful. If that doesn’t work, call Landon Plumbing LLC. We can diagnose the problem and install a new disposal if needed. You may also need to call a plumber if your garbage disposal is leaking water under the sink.
Depending on the issue and the age of your disposal, we may recommend garbage disposal replacement. New disposals work faster and more efficiently than older models, saving you time and utility costs in the long run. However, it’s important to use your garbage disposal properly. Run it each day to keep it clear of debris, always run water before, during, and after grinding, and don’t push too much waste down the disposal at one time.
Schedule Garbage Disposal Repair or Installation
If you need garbage disposal repair or replacement, or a new disposal at your Baltimore area home, call Landon Plumbing now at 410-284-7430. We serve homeowners in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, including but not limited to Middle River, Dundalk, and Essex, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Howard County, and Harford County.