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Austin Garbage Disposal Repair

Keeping Your Kitchen Clean

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the sink keeps it clean. A working garbage disposal means less work during the cleanup and less chance of dealing with unwanted clogs. 1st Home & Commercial Services’ plumbers are experts in kitchen drainage and unclogging. We will fix any damaged disposals and have your sink running better than before. You call, we fix! We also provide garbage disposal installation and maintenance for optimum performance.

Give us a call at (512) 957-2992 to request garbage disposal repair in Austin today.

Common Garbage Disposal Issues

Because garbage disposals work around the clock, certain issues are inevitable. Fortunately, our plumbing team is also available at all hours of the day or night for emergency garbage disposal repairs. We understand the importance of fast service when it comes to this crucial kitchen appliance.

Call us right away if you notice your garbage disposal is:

  • Jammed
  • Leaking
  • Not turning on
  • Clogged or slow draining
  • Humming but doesn’t work

    Backed by more than 10 years of industry experience, our plumbing team has seen and fixed practically every garbage disposal issue there is. We also have the training to handle any disposal brand and model, so you can expect a job done right every time.

    Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

    Garbage disposals are a terrific convenience for the modern homeowner, but they are a fickle friend. Knowing what they can and can’t process is vital to keep them running properly and doing their job for your kitchen.

    To prevent garbage disposal problems, follow these helpful tips:

    • Avoid putting fibrous food such as rice, pasta, or potato peels down the disposal
    • Avoid putting waste that can clog the drain such as coffee grounds, oils, and greases
    • Prevent odors by grinding lemon or orange wedges while running cold water
    • Sharpen and clean the blades by grinding ice cubes in the disposal
    • To clean the disposal, do so by using only natural products such as vinegar and baking soda

      Garbage disposals chop food waste into approximately 2mm pieces. This helps ensure no large pieces will clog your plumbing. Be sure to always run water whenever you do run your garbage disposal, otherwise there’s no real momentum flowing through your plumbing to wash those small bits away.

      Another good tip to consider: Run cold water with the garbage disposal for about 30 seconds before you start the dishwasher. This prevents food scraps that may be left in the drain from backing up and flowing into the dishwasher, or worse yet, blocking pipes.

      1st Home & Commercial Services offers garbage disposal cleanout as part of our Peace of Mind Program. This maintenance work comes with a thorough inspection of the equipment and performing minor repairs and tune-ups as necessary.

      Need garbage disposal services in Austin? Let our professional plumbers help you. Call us now at (512) 957-2992!

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