What would life be like without our garbage disposals? Can you even remember what it was like before you had one? You had to manually fish out any clogging food waste from your sink to the point where things were unsanitary, and worst of all inconvenient! It’s important to be grateful for the little things, like your garbage disposal.
However, garbage disposal systems don’t last forever. In fact, your garbage disposal in Heyworth, IL could be suffering from problems that can only be fixed from replacement services. The question isn’t how to avoid replacement, but rather how to determine whether your system needs to be repaired or replaced.
So, today we’re going to talk about some ways you can tell that your disposal unit needs replacement. We’ll mention all of the telltale signs that differentiate a broken garbage disposal system from one that’s old and outdated.
Repair or Replace?
This is the hardest question to ask when it comes to a garbage disposal. Sure, there are some general ways to tell but we’ll never be able to be 100% certain as to your garbage disposal needs until you call us. We like to take things on a case by case basis, especially if you’re looking to save money. That being said, if you want answers, here are some ways to tell that your garbage disposal needs to be replaced.
- It’s old. If you’ve had your garbage disposal system for over a decade, then you might need to have it replaced regardless of how well it works. Well-maintained garbage disposals can last for up to 15 years, but we rarely encounter systems that have had that level of work done on them. So, it’s a safe bet to investigate replacement if your system is older than 10 years.
- It takes a long time to grind. If your garbage disposal takes several minutes to grind up a simple amount of food waste, then it might need to be replaced. We can’t really fix the system if the whole thing is dull and not working properly.
- Your drain is clogging. This is an interesting one. While a garbage disposal system is meant to mitigate drain clogs and keep your system running smoothly, sometimes it can dull or even be too small for your drain. If you need a different sized garbage disposal, or if it’s old and dull to the point where it’s just not working well enough, a replacement might be the perfect solution.
- It’s leaking constantly. Witnessing a leak from a garbage disposal can be a terrible experience. While it can definitely be an easy fix when it happens once, oftentimes we find ourselves going to a home multiple times for a garbage disposal that’s constantly leaking. If your system won’t stop leaking, or is leaking on a regular basis, then it absolutely needs to be fixed.
We know these answers might not be as solid as you thought, but that’s because we’re really going to need to investigate your garbage disposal to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced. Let us give your system a more thorough diagnosis today.
Contact Pipeworks Inc. for garbage disposal replacement services.