Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making the cleanup process less of a hassle. But if your disposal isn’t working correctly, it can become quite the nuisance. Many concerns, including clogs and leaks, can affect other parts of the plumbing system. If you hear loud noises or notice a drop in performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, you can count on us to provide quality garbage disposal services to help keep kitchen cleanup a mess-free process. If you’re considering garbage disposal repair in Phoenix, let’s go ahead and start with a free consultation!

How Do Garbage Disposals Work? What Are Some Common Disposal Problems?

Garbage disposals are built to break down food waste before it affects your plumbing system. Small blades housed inside of the disposal cut up debris until the pieces are much smaller, making it easier for the drains and piping system to handle. Your average disposal is an energy-efficient fixture, requiring smaller amounts water and electricity to function.

If a malfunction appears, it’s frequently traced back to an electrical issue or improper use. The best way to protect your garbage disposal is to learn what it’s capable of breaking down. Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing technicians find the root cause of the problem to ensure a long-term solution.

1. Your Garbage Disposal Isn’t Turning On

When a garbage disposal isn’t running in the first place, try pressing the reset button located on the unit. If the disposal still won’t start, it’s routinely thanks to electrical problem or because the blades have gotten lodged against something. Damaged wiring may not be safe to inspect and repair, so we suggest leaving garbage disposal repair to skilled technicians.

2. The Blades Aren’t Moving Even Though the Motor Is

If you hear the disposal but the blades aren’t actually spinning, it can be the consequence of an electrical error, a damaged motor, or another malfunction affecting the blades. To avoid injury, we check that the disposal is off before looking for obstructions.

Every now and then, something like old food gets stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and making it harder for them to spin. A disposal’s motor can spin the blades at speeds capable of injury, so keep hands and tools out of the disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Leaking is a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. As food waste solidifies and hardens, it may damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Localized water damage is another way you might realize there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you see mold or damp spots underneath your sink, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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What Can and Can't Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Keeping track of what’s appropriate to put in your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are general guidelines:


Start with food pieces as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.

Don’t throw in fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog up your garbage disposal.



The majority of liquids are okay, but avoid pouring in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and gum up internal components.

Coffee grounds and eggshells frequently cause trouble, so avoid putting them into your garbage disposal.


Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we’re dedicated to quality disposal repairs. Our team of technicians can find and fix your problem fast unless the cost of repairs is nearly the same as a replacement. By then, it’s usually smarter for your budget to go ahead and proceed with garbage disposal installation in Phoenix.

Whatever you’re looking for, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 602-661-9350 today!

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