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Vancouver, WA Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair

Reliable Services for Your Essential Kitchen Equipment in Portland, OR

The garbage disposal is an electrically powered device that is responsible for grinding up food waste so that it is small enough to pass through plumbing. Food waste that has not been passed through the garbage disposal will have a hard time making it to the municipal sewer system—that is if it doesn’t clog your pipes and cause further damage first. Garbage disposals are extremely helpful in the kitchen; however, they require proper installation and maintenance to ensure precision performance.

For all your garbage disposal and other kitchen plumbing needs, get in touch with us at (360) 310-4490 or online.

Benefits Of Using A Garbage Disposal

One huge benefit of a garbage disposal is that it significantly reduces the amount of food waste in your home, which would otherwise be taken to the landfill. Garbage disposals effectively reduce the amount of waste in the home, as well as reduce the amount of garbage in the landfills. Another benefit of a garbage disposal is the fact that it is a modern convenience. When used properly, garbage disposals can make after-meal cleanups easier and faster. Additionally, garbage disposals do not use much electricity for operation. This means you can use the garbage disposal as needed, without feeling guilty.

Preventing Disposal Issues

One of the most common reasons for garbage disposal repair or replacement is improper usage. Your garbage disposal is not a trash can and treating it as such can shorten its lifespan or send it into a fritz. As your trusted Vancouver plumbers, we are here to provide you with helpful tips on how to properly care for your garbage disposal.

Some Of The Steps You Can Take Include:

  • Keep large bones and other similarly hard food items out of your disposal
  • Avoid putting coffee grounds, tea leaves, rice, pasta, and other fibrous food down the disposal
  • Sharpen the blades once in a while by grinding some ice cubes
  • Eliminate foul odors by grinding some quartered lemon or orange down the disposal
  • Safely clean the disposal with a vinegar-baking soda solution at least once a month

If your garbage disposal has stopped working, you may also try resetting it by pressing the red button at the bottom of the equipment. Just always make sure that the disposal switch is in the OFF position. Whatever you do, never put your hands down the disposal.

When Are Garbage Disposal Repairs Necessary

Your garbage disposal is an integral part of your kitchen. If a jam or a clog occurs, it can cause a major issue with the disposal. If you notice that a clog has occurred a drain cleaning make be required and if there is a jam you may need a repair. Don’t delay in getting these done as further, more expensive damage can occur.

Common Signs That Indicate Your Garbage Disposal Is Not Working:

  • It won’t start or there is a lack of power
  • Clanging or scraping sounds
  • Rancid smells coming from the disposal
  • Food and other particles put down the disposal aren’t processed as quickly
  • Visible leaks or puddles begin forming

To learn more about the best practices for using your disposal, or you need to schedule a Vancouver garbage disposal repair service, contact Sarkinen Plumbing right away.

Trust Sarkinen Plumbing With Your Garbage Disposal Needs

Perhaps you purchased a new garbage disposal and need installation services. Or maybe your garbage disposal is not running as efficiently as it once was, and you need repairs. Or perhaps your garbage disposal is out of commission and you simply need a new one. No matter your garbage disposal service needs, Sarkinen Plumbing can handle it professionally and efficiently. We have been servicing the Vancouver, Washington and the surrounding areas, including Portland, Oregon for more than a decade and have built a reputation for honesty and dependability.

Give us a call at (360) 310-4490 if you need more tips or to schedule an appointment for garbage disposal repair or installation in Vancouver or Portland.


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