garbage disposal

Garbage disposal replacement in Tucson

A garbage disposal is very handy for discarding food wastes, but sometimes you need garbage disposal replacement or repair.

Mr. B’s Plumbing is Tucson’s expert plumbing service for garbage disposal replacement. We can repair any make and model of disposal, or install a new garbage disposal in your home or business.

Your disposal is a life-saving kitchen appliance because it helps avoid disposing of waste food in an ordinary trash can. Wet food scraps discarded into trash can create foul odors or cause health issues over time.

Things to keep out of your garbage disposal

Garbage disposal replacement is sometimes necessary, especially if foreign objects have affected the unit.

Even though most disposals can effectively grind food waste into small enough pieces to easily drain through the sewer, still, there are many items that you should keep away from the disposal.

  • Bones from chicken, beef or pork
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Eggshells
  • Banana peels, corn husks, potato peels or other stringy vegetable waste
  • Any non-food items or foreign objects, especially plastic items or metal utensils

You should use the disposal regularly, and remember to run water into the sink before, during and after every use.

When you need garbage disposal replacement

Here are the most common problems that we fix –

Unit won’t work. If the unit won’t work when the power switch is turn on, then it’s probably because of an electricity issue. The first step is to push the reset button, which is generally located under the sink or near the side of the unit.

Next, look at the circuit breaker or fuse box to see if the disposal is receiving electrical current. If you can’t see any obvious reasons to explain why the unit doesn’t work, then it’s time to call us.

Humming or vibrating sound. If you turn on the power but hear only a vibrating or humming sound, you should turn off power to the unit and call Mr. B’s Plumbing. This kind of sound generally means that the flywheel is stuck, which needs professional repair.

Loud noises. If a disposal is making loud noises, they are several different possible causes. It’s best to have one of our technicians inspect the pump and help you decide whether to replace the disposal or repair it.

Leaks. If there are leaks around the disposal, they should be addressed as soon as possible to stop potential damage to property.

Backups. If the water isn’t draining out of your sink, or if the disposal drains slowly, then there’s probably a blockage somewhere in the drain.

Replace a garbage disposal

If your old disposal is causing too many problems, we can replace it quickly and easily, and at an affordable price.

Just call Mr. B’s Plumbing at (520) 297-7587