- Low Water Pressure & Leak Detection
- Backflow Testing & Certification
- Emergency Plumbing
- Toilet Repair and Replacement
- Garbage Disposals
- Faucets, Fixtures & Sinks
- Gas Line Installation, Repair & Leak Detection
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- Sewer Line Repair & Replacement
- Slab Leak Detection & Repair
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Your garbage disposal is probably one of your most commonly used kitchen appliances. Because of how often these systems are used, they are more prone to breaking due to damage and overuse. Accordingly, it is only a matter of time before your disposal jams or needs fixing, but should you try to repair it yourself? The disposal can be a touchy appliance, and it can be dangerous to handle on your own.
At Doug Turner Plumbing CO., our trained team has the skills and experience you need for comprehensive garbage disposal services here in Sugar Land, TX. Whether you’re installing a new one or your existing one has run into trouble, our team is ready to go when you are: backed by our solid guarantee that all of our work will be completed to your satisfaction. We offer services you can depend on throughout the Sugar Land area, so contact our team today to schedule garbage disposal services.
Garbage Disposal Problems Are Common
Because garbage disposal systems are used so often by homeowners to make their lives easier when they’re washing dishes, leftovers are always finding their way down the drain. Sometimes when we’re not careful, the wrong kind of material goes down and can end up damaging the actual garbage disposal. When our clients call us in to deal with these issues, they know we will do the job the right way!
Beware of Garbage Disposal Jams
Too many hard substances, such as egg shells, bones, or other hard waste can cause jamming. Metal and other inorganic substances should be avoided at all costs. A jam may clear itself if you keep running water and the disposal, but you may also damage the motor, which is why you should always call in a qualified plumber to handle such problems.
Beware of Leaks and a Failure to Turn On
A system that fails to turn on despite the connection being fine, likely needs to be looked over by a professional. Our techs are all well equipped to figure out why it could be that your garbage disposal isn’t working. Leaking is another common problem that can occur, but this is often caused by loose screws or gaskets around the unit. A hole in the housing may also cause the disposal to leak. While a jam may clear itself, leaks will not fix themselves and usually require the help of one of our professionals.
Should You Replace or Repair Your Garbage Disposal?
Allowing a plumber who specializes in, and has dealt with malfunctioning garbage disposals before will allow a trained expert to determine if you need to replace the system, or if repairing the existing unit is the best call. A faulty unit may repeatedly jam, leak, or make excessive noise, and constant repairs may cost more than purchasing a new unit.
Garbage Disposal Maintenance in Sugar Land, TX
The best way to fix problems is to prevent them. Preventing your disposal from malfunctioning can be as simple as throwing your food away in the garbage. Only use soft, organic waste that is compostable, and do not put oil or hard materials through the disposal. When you dispose of waste, always run water through the sink until after you turn off the disposal. Always make sure the disposal is able to clear what is in there before putting more down the drain.
Whether you are ready to install a new garbage disposal system or you need repair services, don’t hesitate to give the Sugar Land plumbers at Doug Turner Plumbing CO. a call. Contact us today to schedule garbage disposal services in Sugar Land, TX and the surrounding area.