Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are a handy fixture in the kitchen, making tasks like washing dishes less of a hassle. But when the disposal breaks, it can cause all sorts of problems. Many concerns, like clogs and leaks, can impact other parts of the plumbing system. If you’ve been noticing loud noises or poor performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, our expert technicians provide fast and effective garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. When you need 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. Compact blades encased within the disposal carve up debris into smaller pieces, preventing clogs from forming in the pipes. The standard garbage disposal is energy efficient, needing less water and electricity to function.

In the event it stops working right, it’s frequently traced back to an electrical issue or improper use. The most important thing to know about your garbage disposal is to learn what can and can’t go into it. Hays Cooling, Heating & Plumbing technicians find the root cause of the problem to ensure a long-term solution.

1. The Disposal Won’t Start

When a garbage disposal isn’t running in the first place, try hitting the reset button located on the unit. If nothing happens, it’s often because there’s electrical problem or because the blades can’t move. Wiring can be hazardous to inspect and repair, so it’s best to leave garbage disposal repair to certified technicians.

2. The Motor Is Running, But the Blades Aren’t

When the disposal turns on but the blades aren’t actually spinning, it might be an electrical error, a damaged motor, or another malfunction somewhere between the blades and the motor. To avoid injury, we check that the disposal is off before determining why the blades aren’t working.

Every now and then, a stubborn piece of debris has gotten stuck inside the disposal, grabbing the blades and preventing them from moving. Broken or malfunctioning blades are capable of injury, so make sure never to reach into a garbage disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

A consistent leak can be a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. As food waste solidifies and hardens, it can crack or otherwise damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Localized water damage can also help you figure out there’s something wrong with the disposal. The next time you see mold in the kitchen, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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The Do's and Don'ts of What Goes in Your Garbage Disposal

Determining what can and can’t go into your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are some reminders:


Break pieces of food down as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.

Don’t throw in fibrous items like vegetable skins, which often clog up the blades.



Liquids like milk or soda won’t hurt the disposal, but garbage disposals can’t handle cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and gum up internal components.

Coffee grounds and eggshells can also cause problems, so avoid dumping 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 expert technicians find and fix your problem right away unless the cost of repairs equals the cost of a replacement. At that point, it’s likely better for your budget to go ahead and proceed with garbage disposal installation in Phoenix.

Whatever you need, 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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