The Pros for Boston Garbage Disposal Repairs & Installation
Garbage disposals are usually powered by electricity and installed underneath a kitchen sink between the drain and what's called a "trap," which collects and shreds food waste into pieces that are small enough to pass through your home's plumbing system. Because of the mechanical aspect of this process, and because it's connected to your sewage or septic system, there's a strong chance that plumbing problems can occur. That's why it's good to know a reliable plumber you can call for garbage disposal repairs in Boston.
The professional Boston plumbers at McMahon Plumbing & Heating will work to make sure that any problems with your garbage disposal are handled as quickly as possible, before they create more problems for your home. We also professionally install garbage disposals so that from the very start, you'll know it's in the best condition possible.
If your garbage disposal is clogged or stops working, don't hesitate to call the professionals at McMahon Plumbing & Heating for plumbing repairs in Boston and the surrounding areas. We're always here to take care of your plumbing problems, whatever they may be.
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
If you have problems with your garbage disposal, there are some steps you can take on your own that might fix it. Cleaning the disposal will often get rid of any foul odors and improve efficiency. If you notice any strange smells coming from your garbage disposal, try these steps:
- Grind ice cubes and orange, lemon, or lime rinds in the disposal for about 30 seconds.
- Pour a small amount of liquid dish detergent into the disposal while it is still running.
- Rinse any remaining debris by running cold water for about 30 seconds.
- If the problem persists, contact us for plumbing services in Boston immediately.
If your garbage disposal stops working altogether, you can check the reset button before calling a professional Boston plumber for garbage disposal repairs. Your home's garbage disposal unit has an overload protector that senses when the motor is overheating and shuts it off. If your garbage disposal stops abruptly during use, this is most likely your problem, and it's thankfully one that comes with an easy fix.
Your next moves should be:
- Turn the disposal switch off.
- Do not put your hands or objects down the drain.
- Make sure the appliance is plugged in securely at the outlet.
- With the power switch turned off, press the reset switch. You should be able to it on the from or bottom of the garbage disposal.
- Turn the garbage disposal back on and test it.
If your garbage disposal isn't working and resetting does not fix it, contact our Boston plumbers. We'll be able to quickly identify the problem and have your garbage disposal repaired promptly and accurately. We've been providing prompt, professional garbage disposal repairs in Boston and the surrounding areas for decades; so you can rest assured we'll get to the bottom of your unit's problems.
Boston Garbage Disposal Installations & Replacements
Garbage disposals require both electrical and plumbing connections, so it's highly recommended that you have a professional Boston plumber handle this job. Our professionals will make sure that your sink is sturdy enough to withstand the vibrations of its operation if you've never had a garbage disposal installed before, and we'll be able to handle the wiring and piping process quickly and accurately.
If you're replacing a garbage disposal, you may need to have some repairs performed on other parts of your Boston home's plumbing system. Our plumbers will be able to make sure that every part of your plumbing system is in great condition during any garbage disposal replacement.