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 at (505) 243-1227 today to schedule your inspection and keep your kitchen running smoothly.
It Is Important to Have a Working Garbage Disposal
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.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
There are several common problems you can have with your garbage disposal, such as:
- 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.