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How to Know Your Garbage Disposal is Almost Dead

It’s Time to Clean Out Your Garbage Disposal

Is your garbage disposal reaching the end of its life?

Spending time in the kitchen is something you should be able to enjoy. But as fun as cooking and baking are, cleaning up after your done be a drag. Whenever you run the garbage disposal, it could add to your feeling of “I need to get out of here!” Why is that, you wonder? It could be telling you that it has almost reached the end of the road.

It Always Restarts

Resetting the garbage disposal is a pain in the neck. It’s one of those tasks that you should only need to do every few months. If you find that you need to do it several times a week, then your garbage disposal needs to be replaced. This is one sign that it is worn out and is destined for the great sink in the sky. Everything in the kitchen should work the way you expect it to, and if it doesn’t, then that is a huge headache that is a money suck and a time suck.

It Always Leaks

A leak in your home can have terrible consequences. Whether it is water damage, the growth of mold, or insects and other pests infesting your home, you’ve got to make it all stop. If your garbage disposal leaks, then you need to do something about it. Don’t let the leaks continue, because your water bills are going up and you’re just wasting water. No homeowner wants to be accused of that. Hire an expert plumber to come over and assess what’s wrong. Fixing a leak might be enough. But if the crack is too big to patch up, then it might just be time for a new unit.

There’s No Power

The power will occasionally flicker in your home. This is a normal occurrence during the summer when high winds and strong storms and occasional flooding all threaten the electrical grid. Make sure the circuit didn’t trip and blow out for a few minutes. This can happen if multiple appliances are all running at the same time. Switch the circuit back on and see if that helps. If it doesn’t make a difference, then your garbage disposal has died.

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Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your dripping faucet (or just about anything else plumbing related!). We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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