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Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Services in Sarasota

Garbage disposals

Owners of garbage disposals know that these plumbing devices can add convenience to kitchens in homes if they're maintained properly. Like all appliances, garbage disposals will likely require the attention of plumbing services with experience in garbage disposal repair. If you're looking for a reputable plumbing company that can perform a garbage disposal repair with expert skill and precision, give Minuteman Plumbing a call.

Our skilled plumbers can address the following complications in your home and perform the appropriate garbage disposal repair services:

  • Jamming - A humming garbage disposal that won't function is probably clogged with an object or some debris. Your plumber will turn off the power to the unit, remove the bottom housing, and pull out the blockage.
  • Odors and Noises - Wet food can create foul smells, and lodged silverware can produce grinding noises.
  • Leaking - Leaks can occur at the sink flange, the discharge drainpipe, or the dishwasher connection. Repairs include using putty or silicone caulk if a leak is present at the sink flange, tightening the bolts or replacing the gasket if it's at the discharge drainpipe, and tightening the hose clamp if it's at the dishwasher connection.
  • Overheating - An overheated garbage disposal probably won't activate or hum when turned on, so the red "reset" button should be pressed. If this action doesn't solve the problem, the circuit breaker should be checked.

Garbage Disposal Replacement

A typical garbage disposal replacement performed by Sarasota plumbers includes the following steps:

  • Turn Off Power - The power should be turned off at the fuse box or circuit breaker, and then the drain top can be disconnected from the disposal waste discharge tube using adjustable pliers.
  • Disconnect the Disposal from the Mounting Assembly - The garbage disposal will be loosened free of the mounting assembly using a screwdriver.
  • Disconnect the Electrical Components - The electrical cover plate at the bottom of the disposal will be removed, and the green ground screw will be loosened so that the wire connectors can be removed. Your plumber will disconnect the disposal wires from the electrical supply wires.
  • Replace Mounting Hardware - If necessary, the existing mounting hardware will be removed, and the new sink flange, gasket, and rings will be installed.
  • Lock the Disposal in Place - A hose clamp will be used to attach the drain hose to the dishwasher inlet, and the disposal will be locked to the sink mounting assembly.
  • Test for Proper Function - The garbage disposal will be tested for leaks at the dishwasher, sink flange, tail-pipe, and mounting assembly connections, and its operation will be tested when the power is turned back on.

How Can You Prevent Garbage Disposal Problems?

As a homeowner, you can keep in mind the following tips as you go about using your garbage disposal to that you avoid the need for a garbage disposal repair or replacement:

  • Run cold water while using your garbage disposal.
  • Don't grind potato peelings, bones, metal, bones, rubber, or eggshells.
  • Treat odors with baking soda and vinegar.
  • Don't overfill your garbage disposal.

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If you are looking for a professional garbage disposal repair and replacement in Sarasota, please call 941-445-1719 or complete our online request form.