Need a Garbage Disposal?
Garbage disposals offer convenience in the kitchen while reducing the stress on your kitchen plumbing. By reducing the size of food waste in your sink, a garbage disposal decreases the chance of a sink clog or backup. Cleaning up after meal time is much easier with a garbage disposal – without worrying about food getting stuck in the drain, you can fly through your hand- washed dishes and get the rest quickly loaded into your dishwasher!
When a garbage disposal stops working as intended, it can cause multiple plumbing problems. Any issues must be resolved quickly or you’ll be at risk for serious plumbing blockages in your kitchen, rendering your sink unusable until the pipes and drains are cleared. If you notice any of the following issues, it’s time to call a plumber to take a look at your garbage disposal:
- The blades of the garbage disposal are not moving when it’s turned on
- The disposal is making more or different noises than usual
- The garbage disposal is jamming
- Water is starting to back up into your sink
- The garbage disposal completely stopped working
A garbage disposal that is displaying one or more of these problems can usually be repaired by an experienced plumber, but if it’s at the end of its lifespan, it may be time to install a new garbage disposal.
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Utah Garbage Disposal Installation
Replacing a garbage disposal can be quite the hassle – it’s not as easy as unplugging one appliance and plugging in another. Since a garbage disposal is incorporated into your home’s plumbing, we recommend working with a Utah plumbing company that knows how to swap out the appliance while maintaining the integrity of the plumbing system.
If you don’t already have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, you may need to make adjustments to your plumbing to accommodate the new appliance. This isn’t an undertaking for the average homeowner – you’d probably prefer not to spend hours under your kitchen sink. Instead, call Thornton Plumbing and Heating to discuss a convenient time for our plumbers to come to your home and install the new garbage disposal.
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