Garbage Disposal Repair in Cerritos, CA

Most people do not give the garbage disposal in their kitchen a second thought until it stops working correctly. The inconvenience of not having a working disposal is never quite realized until you go to flip the switch and nothing happens. If you find yourself with this problem, the best thing you can do is to call My Cerritos Plumber Hero. We’ll provide you with troubleshooting services and send a specialist to your home to examine the problem.

Repairing a Broken Garbage Disposal

Did you know that you may be able to fix a temperamental garbage disposal on your own? Before you pick up the phone to call us, take a quick look under your kitchen sink. This is where the disposal’s motor is located. Many so-called broken garbage disposals just need to have the reset button on the motor pressed. If this doesn’t work, check your circuit breaker box. Power surges can sometimes trip the switch and turn off the appliance.

If these actions do not get your disposal up and running again, we’ll send a service technician to your home. Some of the most common garbage disposal repair problems we address on a daily basis for residents of Cerritos, CA, include:

  • Switch replacement
  • Faulty wiring replacement
  • Installation of new garbage disposal units
  • Drain cleaning for clogs

Preventing Garbage Disposal Repairs

A number of common problems with residential garbage disposals can be prevented by following a few simple rules when operating your disposal. For example, never put large quantities of food in the disposal at one time. Residential disposals are designed for light usage.

We also advise our customers to run cold water through the disposal after each usage. A lot of people are under the impression that they should run hot water through the disposal to melt any grease or fat that may be stuck on the blades. The problem with this is that these substances will eventually harden as they cool somewhere in your drain pipe, which can cause clogs. Cold water will harden these substances in the disposal, allowing the blades to cut them into tiny pieces that will not obstruct water flow further in the drain.

New Garbage Disposal Installation

If you need a new garbage disposal, we offer great prices for Cerritos, California residents who want a powerful device without breaking the bank. To learn more about all of our plumbing services or to schedule an appointment for garbage disposal repair and installation, give us a call at your earliest convenience.