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Weymouth Garbage Disposal Repair

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A garbage disposal is a great tool for easily getting rid of certain food products. When you’re making dinner, the garbage disposal allows you to quickly throw things into the sink and grind it up with little disruption to your cooking. However, your relaxing kitchen time can become disrupted if your garbage disposal is not working. At best, this is an inconvenience that can be repaired fast, but at worst, a malfunctioning garbage disposal can cause food waste to back up, endangering the health of yourself and your family.

Regardless of what is wrong with your garbage disposal, you need a fix as soon as possible. You don’t just need a quick fix, however, you need quality repair that will last. At Pilgrim Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we can provide the long-lasting repairs that will ensure your garbage disposal continues to work at its best for years to come.

Contact us online or call (781) 253-2055 today for reliable garbage disposal services in the Weymouth area.

Things You Should Never Throw Down the Garbage Disposal

One of the most frequent reasons for a malfunctioning garbage disposal is that someone has put something down the sink that cannot be safely broken down or can clog the pipes. It is a common misconception that a garbage disposal can easily break down anything you put in it, but this is not true. A garbage disposal should only be used for food items that can be shredded with little effort from the machine and will not clog the pipes. Many people are surprised to learn that they have been using their garbage disposal incorrectly.

You should never put the following items into your sink (whether you have a garbage disposal or not):

  • Pasta and rice
  • Eggshells
  • Fibrous vegetables, such as celery
  • Oil and grease
  • Paint
  • Coffee grounds
  • Corrosive chemicals

Can You Throw Orange Peels in a Garbage Disposal?

It is completely safe and also beneficial to throw orange peels in a garbage disposal. Orange and lemon peels are a great way of deodorizing a garbage disposal. By chopping the orange peels into small chunks and throwing them down the garbage disposal along with ice cubes, the internal parts of a garbage disposal can actually be cleaned off. The peels work to cut through fat and grease build up within the garbage disposal.  Afterwards, the orange peels will then leave a pleasant citrus smell.

How Do You Know Your Garbage Disposal is Broken?

Any abnormal issues with your garbage disposal could be signs that it needs to be repaired. You should contact a plumber as soon as possible if you notice anything strange. Waiting to fix your garbage disposal problem could cause a simple fix to turn into an extensive — and expensive — repair in the future.

If you notice anything odd about your garbage disposal, you should also refrain from using it until it is repaired. Further wear and tear on the system can worsen the issue.

Reach out to us for garbage disposal repair if your garbage disposal is:

  • Not turning on
  • Clogged
  • Failing to grind up food
  • Making weird noises
  • Emitting an odor
  • Leaking or backing up

Why Your Garbage Disposal May Be Broken

Even if you are diligent with not putting certain foods down your sink, there are other reasons that your garbage disposal may be malfunctioning. Like any system in your home, garbage disposals get old and can wear down with consistent use. It’s also possible that there is a mechanical element in your garbage disposal that has broken down due to reasons completely out of your control.

Your garbage disposal may be broken because:

  • General wear and tear
  • It’s old or outdated
  • An electrical element is malfunctioning
  • A specific part has worn down

Contact Us Today for Help

If your garbage disposal is not working correctly, don’t worry. With Pilgrim Plumbing & Heating, Inc. on your side, you will not have to live with the frustration of a malfunctioning garbage disposal for long. Our technicians provide prompt, quality service that lasts a long time. With every service we perform, it is our goal that you will not have to contact us for the same issue ever again.

Call (781) 253-2055 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment for garbage disposal repair in Weymouth.

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