How to Tell when You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

How to Tell when You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

How to Tell when You Need Garbage Disposal RepairAfter years of regular use, there's a good chance that your garbage disposal will wear down to the extent that repairs are needed. When you first notice a symptom of trouble with your garbage disposal, you'll want to call in an experienced plumber who can promptly pinpoint the problem and then get right to work on fixing it. Here's a look at four common signs of garbage disposal trouble.


When a garbage disposal leaks, it usually happens at the dishwasher-disposal connection or the discharge-drainpipe connection. Because leaks can lead to water damage, they should always be addressed as soon as possible.

Slow Draining/No Draining

In most cases, drainage issues are the result of clogs. Sometimes, the clogs can be easily resolved with just a pair of pliers. But for more serious clogs, it's usually best to call in a plumber to do the work.

Humming Noise

If you flip the switch and the garbage disposal doesn't turn on but does make a humming sound, then there's a good chance that the flywheel is jammed. This is generally an issue that should be handled by a plumber. While it isn't the most complicated or expensive repair, it's still best to have a plumber do it so that a permanent fix is completed.


If you don't even get a humming noise when you flip the switch, then there's probably an issue with the electrical supply. Because garbage disposals can become unplugged surprisingly easily, you'll want to first make sure that this hasn't happened. It's also worth trying the reset button. But if you're still not getting a sign of life from your disposal, then you should check your breaker.

If you need garbage disposal repair, be sure to get in touch with a reputable plumber. For garbage disposal repair in Tampa, Temple Terrace, Brandon, and Oldsmar, FL, contact the experts at The Clean Plumbers at (813) 993-4867. Feel free to call The Clean Plumbers for any of your residential or commercial plumbing needs. For 24/7 emergency plumbing in Tampa, don't hesitate to call The Clean Plumbers!

The Clean Plumbers Blog
Posted: September 30, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ

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