5 Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

5 Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a convenient appliance that helps keep your kitchen clean and your sink clear. You rely on your garbage disposal to eliminate food waste without cluttering your trash can with smelly chunks of food.

But garbage disposals don’t last forever. There are signs that it is no longer serving its function efficiently. If you are wondering if it is time to replace your garbage disposal, look for these signs and contact the experts at Emory Plumbing to help with garbage disposal repair services.


Odors coming from the sink

The foul odors you smell coming from your sink could signify that your garbage disposal is ready to be replaced. Bad smells are associated with rotting food that remains trapped in your garbage disposal. The disposal is designed to process food through the sink after running the appliance and water from the faucet. If the food is not being disposed of properly, this could mean it is time to call a professional at Emory Plumbing to help with garbage disposal repair.


Water remains high in the sink

If your sink is not draining correctly after running your garbage disposal, this could be a sign that food waste is not being disposed of properly. The disposal is supposed to help break down the waste and eliminate it from your sink with running water from the faucet. But the water that rises quickly in the sink under a running tap may be evidence that the garbage disposal is clogged. These clogs, especially if they happen frequently, are signs that you may need Emory Plumbing’s garbage disposal repair services.


Leaks under the sink

When you find water leaking in your cabinet under your sink, this could be a sign of garbage disposal problems. Water from your sink faucet helps dispose of food waste through your garbage disposal. When water leaks under your sink, this could be evidence of water coming from the disposal itself or from plumbing connections on water pipes connected to the garbage disposal. Water leaks like this must be repaired immediately. Contact an expert at Emory Plumbing to help identify the source of the links, repair them, and replace your garbage disposal if necessary. 


Strange noises from your sink 

If you hear strange noises coming from your sink or drains, these could indicate that your garbage disposal is no longer working correctly. The most likely sound of problems comes in metal scraping or crushing. If you hear these types of noises from your drain or sink, you should stop using your garbage disposal. Contact Emory Plumbing for garbage disposal repair services to inspect your sink, drain, and disposal.


Sudden shut off of your disposal

Your garbage disposal may shut off suddenly after you turn it on. Sometimes you can reset the disposal, and it will resume working. But if your disposal shuts off frequently on its own, this could be a sign that it needs to be replaced. It would be best not to attempt to fix the disposal yourself. Instead, call Emory Plumbing to help with your garbage disposal repair.



Contact the experts at Emory Plumbing

Emory Plumbing is a family-owned and operated business established in 1944 to serve the San Diego area. Emory Plumbing hires and trains the best technicians who also share the company’s principles and standards. Emory Plumbing guarantees all its work, and its professionals use their experience to ensure that the job gets done right the first time. Emory Plumbing works hard to make every customer happy and a customer for life. Call today for all your plumbing, garbage disposal repair, and heating needs today.