Outstanding Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement Service

Did you know there are ways that you can keep your garbage disposal running for longer? Residential disposals do not have a long life expectancy, especially when you compare them to other plumbing appliances like water softeners and water heaters. The average disposal reaches middle age anywhere between four and five years. Most disposals will need to be replaced by the 10-year mark, but if you take care of your disposal, it is possible to avoid major repairs along the way.

At Sunny Plumbing & Drain Service, we make sure we’re available to take your phone calls and answer your questions every minute of the day. We provide our customers with quality repairs, precise installation, and useful maintenance tips for keeping your kitchen sink disposal running at peak performance longer. If you have questions about your disposal’s operation, give us a call for troubleshooting and general guidedance.

Be Mindful of What You Put in Your Garbage Disposal

It’s obvious that you shouldn’t put non-biodegradable items in your disposal, right? This includes any sort of metal, plastic, or glass. But, do you know what types of food products are disastrous for your disposal? Residential garbage disposals are not designed for heavy use. While are made to be used daily, the amount and type of food that goes into these appliances should be light. We tell our customers to only feed their disposals leftovers on their plates, food that was on cooking utensils, or leftover in pots and pans. Foods we tell our customers to avoid grinding up in the disposal include:

  • Potato skins
  • Onion skins
  • Celery
  • Carrot shavings
  • Expandable foods like pasta and rice

Also, never pour cooking oil, grease, or fat into the disposal. These substances harden as they cool and will cling to the blades of your disposal or further in your drain pipes resulting in clogs and jammed blades.

Clean Your Disposal

You don’t have to reach down into your disposal to clean it or buy chemical cleaners. The best way to clean your disposal is to use that side of the kitchen sink when washing dishes. The detergent that is rinsed down your disposal will clean away food particles and help eliminate smells. If you develop a clog, give us a call and we’ll send a local contractor to provide professional drain cleaning services.

Call Us for Professional Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

While these tips will help you keep the repair man away, if you do find yourself in need of plumbing service in Surprise, AZ, don’t hesitate to call. All of our services, including toilet repair and replacement,  are always backed by our 100% customer guarantee and available around the clock.