Signs of a ProblemThere are a number of different signs and symptoms that your garbage disposal is experiencing difficulty. Strange noises are a major red flag, especially if there’s nothing rattling around in the disposal upon being checked. It’s possible that the impeller is broken, or that the motor is overheating. You may also experience frequent backups and clogs that indicate that the garbage disposal is not working properly. You’ll have to contact a professional to find out for certain.
Once a YearEven if you don’t notice any signs of your garbage disposal having problems, it’s still a good idea to schedule professional maintenance at least once a year. Most garbage disposal problems can come up quickly, too quickly for you to prevent most of the damage if you wait for them to give off warning signs. If you want to keep your garbage disposal in the best possible condition, you should schedule maintenance on an annual basis. By both scheduling preventive maintenance and calling for repairs as soon as you notice a problem, you can save thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of your garbage disposal. Unless you want your garbage disposal to die on you much earlier than it otherwise would, make sure to do both of these things.
Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of garbage disposal services throughout Bethesda, MD. If you need garbage disposal services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.