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Garbage Disposal Service

Garbage disposals are an indispensable part of an efficient kitchen, but they can be finicky. Treating them with care prolongs their performance and lifespan, but it won’t always guard against unintentional blockages or a frozen mechanism. If your garbage disposal is acting up or needs to be replaced, count on the Elek Plumbing SuperSTARS to get your kitchen back on track.

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Garbage disposals can last between eight and 15 years—and when they fail, it leaves you with a smelly mess. Some of the most common Allentown garbage disposal problems include:

  • Jams & obstructions. If your garbage disposal makes a humming sound, it usually means the blades are stuck. Things like silverware, large pieces of food waste and chicken bones may be the culprit. Always shut off electrical power to the device before placing your hand in the disposal and attempting to move the offending debris.
  • Overheating. If your garbage disposal won’t run at all, it may have overheated and tripped a circuit. Look for the red “reset” button under the disposal. Try pressing this to see if the disposal turns on again. You may also need to reset your breaker. If neither of these solutions works, Elek Plumbing provides fast, friendly garbage disposal repair and new garbage disposal installation.
  • Leaks. A corroded sink flange, broken seal or faulty connection can cause your garbage disposal to leak. Depending on the nature of the repair, it may not be worth the time and cost to take the device apart. Your Elek Plumbing technician will recommend the most cost-effective course of action after evaluating your kitchen disposal.

Call the Elek Plumbing SuperSTARS Today

Elek Plumbing is proud to serve Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the entire Lehigh Valley with award-winning plumbing services, drain repairs and garbage disposal installation. To request troubleshooting for your garbage disposal or kitchen plumbing problem, call 610.432.7001 now. For your convenience, you can also request a service call online.

With over century of service under our belt, Elek Plumbing has served generations of Lehigh Valley families. For honest advice, dependability and customer support that never disappoints, trust your plumbing problems to our 24-hour service team.

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