Commercial Garbage Disposal Repair in Albuquerque, NM

When your commercial garbage disposal is not working properly, it can be a hassle in your kitchen. 

If your garbage disposal is completely broken, or if it’s simply not working like it should, call Rocketman Plumbing. We’ll send a technician out to your commercial property as soon as possible to inspect and repair your garbage disposal.

Call us today to schedule your inspection and keep your kitchen running smoothly.

We Fix These Commercial Garbage Disposal Problems

Our qualified technicians will find the cause of the following commercial garbage disposal problems:

  • It won’t turn on: If you flip the switch to turn on your garbage disposal and nothing happens, it can be caused by a problem with the electricity to the unit or the motor on the unit itself. If it’s an electrical issue, it may be that an overload has tripped the circuit breaker, or that the disposal needs to be reset. If that doesn’t solve it, our technicians will see if it’s a problem with the disposal’s motor.
  • It’s jammed: If you flip the switch to turn on your garbage disposal and you hear a hum but your disposal isn’t working properly, it could be that there is a jam preventing the shredding ring and impellers from moving. Our technicians at Rocketman Plumbing can safely remove any obstructions from your garbage disposal and get it back into working order.
  • It’s leaking: If your garbage disposal is leaking, there could be a few different causes. It might be that the sealant between the disposal and sink hole has deteriorated, or the gasket and sink flange have been damaged. Another reason for leaks may be a loose connection to your pipes. You may also have a garbage disposal at the end of its lifespan that needs to be replaced. Our technicians can figure out exactly what’s causing the leak and get it handled for you.
  • It smells bad: When you use your disposal, it shreds food particles so they can wash down the drain. If not everything is getting washed down, or if you have a clog developing in your pipes, you may notice a bad smell around your sink. If normal washing and rinsing doesn’t make the smell go away, our technicians can check your pipes to make sure nothing is stuck.
  • The sink is clogged: If the water doesn’t drain from your garbage disposal, it could be an issue with the disposal itself, or it could be a clog in your pipes. Our technicians will get out to your commercial property as soon as possible and inspect your sink to find out what is causing the backup and get it handled for you.

If you’re having any of these problems with your garbage disposal, call Rocketman Plumbing to schedule an inspection from one of our technicians.

Call Now to Help Avoid Costly Repairs

A garbage disposal is a quick and easy tool for shredding leftover food into small pieces that can pass safely through your plumbing without clogging. When it doesn’t work, it can slow down production in your kitchen. 

The longer you have a broken garbage disposal, the higher the risk that large food particles will slip down your drain. And if enough of these pieces make it down your drains whole, you can end up with a clogged commercial sink and costly repairs.

If you need a new commercial garbage disposal, Rocketman Plumbing can provide this for you with a one-year warranty on parts we provide and labor.

Why Choose Rocketman Plumbing

No matter what the problem is, you can depend on Rocketman Plumbing for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs. Just give us a call at (505) 393-3498 and we’ll be there in a flash to take care of it for you. 

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Commercial Garbage Disposal Repair Frequently Asked Questions

Commercial garbage disposals can quickly acquire foul smells from all the foods that move through the machine, day after day. There are some simple ways to remedy this stinky situation and keep bad smells at bay. You can clean a commercial garbage disposal by:

  1. Freshen Up with Citrus. Does your commercial kitchen peel citrus? If you do, throw a few peels in the garbage disposal and run water while the machine grinds. It’s a great way to clean the blades, and your disposal will emit a pleasant, bright citrus smell.
  2. Use Baking Soda. Baking soda is a great deodorizer. Dump around one-half cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of vinegar, down your disposal. Let the mixture foam and rise for about 10 minutes and rinse with hot water to clean and deodorize your machine all at once.

If you’re having problems with your commercial garbage disposal, oftentimes it takes more than a deep clean to solve them. It may be time to get your machine serviced by the experts at Rocketman Plumbing. We’ll give your commercial garbage disposal a comprehensive checkup, diagnosing and treating the problem quickly to make sure your kitchen never stops running.

On average, commercial garbage disposals last between three to five years. While the typical residential garbage disposal lasts much longer—often up to 15 years—commercial models see much more regular use, and that means they’re prone to a greater amount of everyday wear and tear.

Of course, taking great care of your commercial garbage disposal will prolong its lifespan, so you can make the most of your investment in this critical, costly piece of equipment. Many business owners with commercial kitchens rely on their garbage disposals daily, so they maintain a great relationship with a garbage disposal repair company and schedule frequent inspections. By taking a proactive approach to maintenance, these business owners ensure production stays on track in their kitchen, and that other issues like a clogged commercial sink and costly repairs can be avoided.

If you’re experiencing problems with your garbage disposal, it might not require replacement. Call your garbage disposal repair experts at Rocketman Plumbing to diagnose and treat the issue quickly and effectively, so you can keep your kitchen running efficiently. Whether you’re dealing with bad smells or a tough jam, we have the solutions to get your machine back up and running in no time.

Whether your commercial garbage disposal hums, leaks, or won’t turn on at all, there are some clear-cut signs to look for to determine the root cause of the problem. Here’s what you should check if your commercial garbage disposal fails:

  1. Electrical Connections. An electrical problem may be the cause of a garbage disposal that shows no activity at all. Pressing the “reset” button on the garbage disposal unit can often solve the problem. If the unit still isn’t working, ensure the unit is plugged in or check for a tripped circuit breaker.
  2. Rotate the Impeller Plate. If you’re hearing a low, humming sound from your garbage disposal, the impeller plate is likely jammed. While it’s best to rely on professional assistance to fix this problem, you can manually rotate the impeller plate to dislodge the impeller plate.
  3. Rotate the Blades. Again, this fix is best left to the professionals. If the blades in your garbage disposal are stuck, it can cause horrible clogs in your kitchen sink. Any problem with a commercial garbage disposal’s blade can be dangerous, so don’t try to break up the jam yourself.

A commercial garbage disposal contains several critical components, many of which degrade over time. In addition, exposure to high volumes of food can cause components to get stuck, causing jams and blockages. Some of the reasons why a commercial garbage disposal can stop working include:

  1. Won’t Turn On. There are several common reasons why a commercial garbage disposal won’t turn on. There may be a clog in the drain, the motor is dead, or there are electrical issues with the machine.
  2. Humming Sounds If you’re hearing humming noises from your unit, it’s a clear sign the blades are malfunctioning. This is a common problem in commercial kitchens since these appliances get used so frequently. From overheating to a worn or clogged grinder, many issues can lead to humming noises, and all of them require professional attention.
  3. Water Leaks. A water leak can cause a commercial garbage disposal to stop working, and it can originate in gaskets, drain lines, cracks, or even around the reset button. You can use epoxy to patch small cracks, but you’ll need to replace broken pipes or ones with major cracks.
  4. Poor Drainage. A commercial garbage disposal can stop working when it becomes clogged, especially when it occurs in the drain trap of an S- or P-shaped pipe. To fix the problem, your commercial plumbing expert will unhook the drain trap and clean it to remove the source of the clog.

If your commercial garbage disposal isn’t working, you need to call in the experts to diagnose and treat the issue quickly and efficiently. Don’t try to fix the problem yourself—keep yourself safe and protect your equipment by relying on Rocketman Plumbing for a professional fix.

All garbage disposals—commercial and residential—are dangerous when operated the wrong way. They contain sharp blades and powerful motors that can cause serious injury if any part of the body comes into contact with them while the machine is running.

That said, it’s never a good idea to unjam a commercial garbage disposal yourself. Not only could you be putting yourself at risk of serious injury, but you could also do long-term damage to the machine. Protect yourself and your investment by relying on the team at Rocketman Plumbing to treat jams and any other issues that arise with your machine.

Contact Rocketman Plumbing for Your Commercial Needs

Our technicians at Rocketman Plumbing have the experience to handle all your commercial plumbing needsCall us at (505) 591-6241 to schedule an inspection, and our technicians will be out to your property to help as soon as possible.

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