Have a Broken Kitchen Garbage Disposal? Schuler Plumbing Can Help!
Garbage disposals date back to the 1930s when the first commercial garbage disposal system completely revolutionized the way that American homes and kitchens operated. According to a Consumer Reports study that was published in February of 2020, roughly 50% of American adults live in a home with garbage disposal. Whether you’re one of the millions of individuals who have a garbage disposal in your home and simply need your system serviced, or you’re still navigating life in your kitchen without the convenience of garbage disposal, it’s important that you understand how Schuler Plumbing can help you get the most of out your kitchen.
Food Garbage Disposal Services We Offer
Whether you need garbage disposal installation or garbage disposal repair, the team of professionally licensed plumbers at Schuler Plumbing have the answers to your questions. Our list of garbage disposal services is an expansive one, which is ideal for homeowners who need a garbage disposal installed, replaced, maintained, or repaired.
First, and perhaps most obvious, our team of professionally licensed plumbers can handle your garbage disposal installation. It’s important to note that the process of having a garbage disposal installed in your home goes beyond simply wiring up the disposal. Instead, the installation process begins with choosing the right type of garbage disposal for your home. Fortunately, our plumbers can help you make an informed decision, ensuring that you not only have a garbage disposal that can meet your kitchen needs, but our commitment to integrity means that we won’t try to sell you more system than you need.
If your home already has a garbage disposal in place, the need for garbage disposal repair is always a possibility. The professionally licensed plumbers that make up Schuler Plumbing are well-versed in how to repair and maintain any make or model of garbage disposal, meaning we can tackle any garbage disposal issues that you’re facing.
Finally, our team members are ready to help you maintain your garbage disposal through regular tune-ups, inspections, and by providing you the information that you need to keep your garbage disposal operating at its best. Routine garbage disposal maintenance not only ensures that your system is ready to tackle whatever you put through it, but it also ensures that you’re doing everything possible to extend the lifespan of your garbage disposal. According to some industry experts, garbage disposals can last up to 15 years if they are properly maintained. Investing in your disposal’s maintenance is a must.
Common Kitchen Garbage Disposal Problems
While our team is well-versed in performing any type of garbage disposal repair, it is worth noting that some garbage disposal issues are simply more common than others.
The most common need for garbage disposal repair is a jammed disposal. In fact, jammed garbage disposals are such a common problem that further down we’re going to discuss some items that you should never put into your garbage disposal. When you put items into your garbage disposal that aren’t meant to be there, you run the risk of jamming up the system, causing any number of issues.
Some garbage disposal issues may leave you with a “dead” garbage disposal. If you flip the switch for your garbage disposal and nothing happens, there could be any number of issues. A garbage disposal that doesn’t come on can be caused by a faulty plug in the system itself, an overloaded circuit in your home’s electrical system, a faulty switch, or a failing plugin where your system connects to your home’s electrical system. Unless you are professionally trained in electrical work, you should never try to perform your own electrical repairs, meaning you need one of our team members to help you with these problems.
It’s also not uncommon for garbage disposals to leak. These leaks are caused by any number of issues ranging from a broken O-ring to an improper connection with the dishwasher or drainpipe. It’s also possible that the putty that seals the base of the garbage disposal has worn out. If you have a leak, you will notice strong odors and evidence of moisture. Don’t allow these problems to go untreated. Instead, call Schuler Plumbing for all your garbage disposal services.
Things to Avoid Putting in Your Garbage Disposal
While many people think you can put anything in a garbage disposal, that’s simply not the case. There are some items that these units simply cannot process. Those materials include, but are not limited to:
- Oils and Fats
- Non-Food Items
- Egg Shells
- Coffee Grinds
- Vegetables With a Stringy Consistency
- Fruit Pits
Garbage disposals are powerful pieces of machinery that can help improve the convenience of your kitchen, but they are not designed to process everything. Be very careful when deciding what type of items you’re going to put through your disposal to avoid causing a system malfunction.
What to Expect During Garbage Disposal Installation or Repair
When you allow Schuler Plumbing to install, maintain, or repair your garbage disposal, you may be wondering what you should expect. While some plumbing companies may come in and create a huge mess in your house, that’s simply not how we operate. Instead, you can expect a professionally licensed plumber to come in and evaluate the issue. The diagnostic portion of the repair is often quick but depending on the severity of the problem can take a little time. If you’re having a disposal installed, the plumber will talk to you about the type of system that you need and the best way to install it. Ultimately, you will be informed about every step of the process.
When it comes time for your disposal to be installed or repaired, the plumber that we dispatch to your home will take every possible step to ensure that the mess is minimal and that you are not inconvenienced. We pride ourselves on fast, dependable, quality work.
The Schuler Plumbing Difference
If you’re wondering, “who provides the best garbage disposal services near me,” the answer is Schuler Plumbing. As a veteran-owned, family-owned and operated company, we seek to espouse the virtues of our clients. We believe in providing quality work at an affordable price, so you don’t have to choose between cost and convenience.
Additionally, every plumber who works for Schuler Plumbing is professionally licensed and undergoes regular training that ensures that they are ready to use the newest industry tools and provide the most cutting-edge plumbing services. It’s also important to note that Schuler Plumbing is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded company. That means that every job that we do is guaranteed, and there is no financial risk for our clients. When choosing a company to handle your garbage disposal needs, choose Schuler Plumbing.