At Flamingo Plumbing & Septic, we offer garbage disposal services in Jacksonville and St. Augustine as well as surrounding cities in Northeast Florida. Flamingo only hires friendly and reliable technicians to help you at your home or office. The Flamingo team is standing by to help.
Hums or Jammed – A garbage disposal is jammed or clogged when the motor hums, the machine doesn’t grind, or loud noises are not heard. It will be wise to turn the garbage disposal off and disconnect it from the electric socket. Often large objects like fruit pits, bones, or small utensils will fall into the garbage disposal and jam it.
Unplug the garbage disposal or turn off the circuit breaker.
Under the sink, using a hex wrench unscrew the hex-shaped hole.
Remove the object obstructing the garbage disposal.
Grinds Poorly – The garbage disposal runs correctly, but it is not grinding. The most common problem is the blades have been broken or worn off. Usually it’s easier and cheaper to replace the whole garbage disposal unit.
Clogged – Water in the sink stands and does not drain. This problem is not related to your garbage disposal. In most cases, it is a plumbing problem. Pipes have clogged up, or some other issue has occurred.
Leaks – The garbage disposal is leaking. Locate the leak and pinpoint the source. Often there is a loose end that needs to be tightened. A drain gasket can help with the garbage disposal mounting screws.