Different Types of Disposal Repair
The first type of disposal repair that we are going to look at is when the disposal hums. This would indicate that the blades are not spinning which could mean that the disposal is most likely jammed. The most efficient way to fix this would be to start by unplugging the unit. There should be a hex-shaped hole in the bottom of the disposal this will require a hex wrench that will fit that hole. The best method that one can use in order to loosen the impeller would be to force it back and forth until it is loosened. This will allow for one to be able to move the debris that is trapped and replace the impeller and the disposal should work properly. If this does not fix the issue the next step would be to call in a professional plumber to assist with this disposal repair.
The next disposal repair that one may need to fix would be if the disposal does not drain or grind. This is usually easy and cheap to fix. The reason a disposal would most likely not grind or drain would be that the blades are broken. There are many people that may not know what to do if the water is standing in the sink or what it means. The lack of draining would indicate there is a clog somewhere this would mean that it might be in the disposal or it might be further down the drain which would mean that you might want to call a professional plumber for this type of disposal repair.
For those out there that might have a disposal repair because the disposal grinds poorly, leaks, or noisy. One should make sure that there is enough water while one is operating the unit or there is material that is being grinded that should not be grinded. For those out there that notice a leak below the disposal one would basically need to find the source of the leak and either tighten the connection or replace the mounting screws or the drain gasket of the disposal. For those out there that have disposal repairs needs because the disposal is noisy. This means that one may need to replace the impeller, blades, or motor. These types of repairs are generally better done by a professional plumber that are used to these types of repairs.
The one thing that people out there that want to do home repairs need to remember is if you mess up a repair it will end up costing more to fix it than it would have been to call someone to come fix it in the first place. For those out there that live in the Perry Hall, Carney, Nottingham, Parkville, Townson, Pikesville, Baltimore, White Marsh, Bel Air, and Timonium and would like to contact a professional plumber in order to the job done right the first time feel free to Contact Us.