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San Diego Garbage Disposal Services

Keeping Your Kitchen Running Smoothly

A properly functioning garbage disposal is the key to a smooth-running kitchen. Make sure your kitchen plumbing is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible by turning to John Padilla Plumbing Inc. for all your garbage disposal services in San Diego. Our trained and certified plumbers are familiar with all makes and models of equipment and provide fast and reliable repair and installation services to get your kitchen back up and running smoothly as quickly as possible.

Call (858) 375-5633 for garbage disposal repair or replacement.

How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last?

The average lifespan of a garbage disposal is typically between 8 and 15 years. This lifespan can vary depending on factors such as the model, usage, and maintenance. Properly maintained garbage disposals can last well over a decade, so we recommend keeping up with routine cleanings and inspections.

While disposals can last as long as 15 years, it is recommended that you replace your system if it is more than 10 years old or if you notice signs of poor performance, frequent clogs, or other issues. Consult with a San Diego garbage disposal technician at John Padilla Plumbing Inc. to determine whether or not your garbage disposal needs to be replaced. Our experts never recommend services you don’t need.

What Is the Main Reason for a Garbage Disposal Not Working?

Identifying the cause of your garbage disposal problems is the key to an effective repair. Additionally, it can help you to avoid this same problem in the future.

Below are 5 reasons why your garbage disposal isn’t working:

  1. Power supply issue: Check if the power cord is securely plugged into a functioning outlet. If the disposal doesn’t turn on at all, there might be an electrical problem or a tripped circuit breaker.
  2. Jammed disposal: A common issue is when the disposal gets jammed due to food particles or foreign objects.
  3. Overloaded or overheated motor: If you overload the disposal with a large amount of food waste or run it continuously for an extended period, the motor may overheat and shut off automatically as a safety measure.
  4. Faulty or worn-out parts: Garbage disposals contain various moving parts that can wear out over time. The motor, impellers, flywheel, or other components may need replacement if they become damaged or worn.
  5. Tripped internal breaker: Some garbage disposals have an internal breaker that can trip if the motor becomes overloaded or encounters a large obstruction.

Garbage disposal not working properly? John Padilla Plumbing Inc. is here to help. Our trained and certified plumbers offer fast service to get your system back up and running as quickly as possible. Give us a call to repair clogs, jams, power issues, or any other problem with your garbage disposal.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

Clogged or malfunctioning garbage disposals can be a pain to deal with. Luckily, a lot of garbage disposal problems can be prevented through routine maintenance and care.

Below are some of our best tips for maintaining your garbage disposal:

  • Run cold water through the garbage disposal regularly
  • Run ice and rock salt through the garbage disposal to clean and sharpen the blades
  • Avoid pouring grease, fat, and oil down the garbage disposal
  • Limit the amount of food scraps you put in the disposal
  • Don’t overfill the garbage disposal

For more tips and tricks, feel free to contact our plumbing service experts. We are familiar with all makes and models of equipment and have the expertise to keep your system in top shape for years to come.

Call John Padilla Plumbing Inc.!

For garbage disposal repair and replacement, there is only one team to call: John Padilla Plumbing Inc. As a family owned and operated company, we are proud to be the most trusted plumbing service provider in town. We work hard to ensure your kitchen plumbing is in excellent shape, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Call (858) 375-5633 for garbage disposal services in San Diego. We look forward to serving you!

Commonly Asked Questions

When should I replace my garbage disposal?

It is recommended to replace your garbage disposal if it is more than 10 years old or if you notice signs of poor performance, frequent clogs, or other issues. Consult with a professional plumber to determine whether or not your garbage disposal needs to be replaced.

Why is my garbage disposal not working?

There are several reasons why a garbage disposal may not be working. Some common causes include power supply issues, jammed disposal, overloaded or overheated motor, faulty or worn-out parts, or a tripped internal breaker. It is best to consult with a professional plumber to diagnose and fix the problem.

How can I maintain my garbage disposal?

To maintain your garbage disposal, run cold water through it regularly, run ice and rock salt to clean and sharpen the blades, avoid pouring grease, fat, and oil down the disposal, limit the amount of food scraps you put in, and don't overfill the disposal. Regular maintenance can help prevent clogs and keep your disposal in good condition.

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