Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘garbage disposal’

Signs You’ve Got a Garbage Disposal Going Bad

Monday, October 14th, 2019

rinsing-lettuce-kitchen-sinkA kitchen garbage disposal isn’t meant to last forever, although people often treat the ones in their homes as if they were immortal. We’ve written before about how you can take better care of your kitchen garbage disposal to avoid having to replace it years too early. Today we’re going to look at the inevitable point when you realize it’s time for a new disposal.

When you notice these signs below, call for our Burlington, VT, plumbing professionals. Our plumbers can help determine if you’ve got a dying garbage disposal and then get to work on putting in a new one that will last you for many years.

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Bad Garbage Disposal Odors: Why They Happen, How to Prevent Them

Monday, December 24th, 2018

pouring-waterYou never want bad odors wafting through your house, but especially not during times when you have guests staying over. And one common source of unpleasant odors in your house is the garbage disposal. Although you should never be placing actual garbage down the garbage disposal (and every plumber wishes these devices had different, less misleading names), you can still end up with a disposal giving off a “garbage” smell.

We’re going to look into some of the reasons why you may have bad odors coming from the garbage disposal, as well as what you can do to prevent this from happening.

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How to Tell You Need a New Garbage Disposal

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If you’re used to working in a home kitchen with a garbage disposal in the sink, you wouldn’t want to have to go without it. Even a single day with no disposal will make you understand what an essential part of your daily life it is.

Unfortunately, people often ignore signs that their garbage disposal is coming to the end of its service life (usually 10 to 15 years). Below are a few of the indications that will tell you it’s time to call our expert plumbers and arrange to have a new disposal put in. It’s a good way to get your kitchen off to a fine start to the New Year!

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How to Avoid Garbage Disposal Repairs

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The garbage disposal is an important part of the modern kitchen. It makes clean-up after food preparation and meals much simpler and more hygienic, it protects the plumbing from clogs, and it benefits the environment by sending food waste into the sewer treatment system rather than into landfills.

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During the Holiday Feasting, Here Is Some Food You Don’t Want in the Garbage Disposal

Monday, December 21st, 2015

As we reach the big time for the end-of-the-year holiday celebrations, you are probably going to use your kitchen much more than usual (with the exception of perhaps Thanksgiving). Entertaining guests and family members means a lot more cooking and kitchen activity, and this will also mean immense stress placed on the garbage disposal. You don’t want to have an abrupt breakdown of your disposal and need to scramble to find repairs during the height of the holidays. To help prevent that from occurring, we’ve put together a list of food items that should not go down the disposal.

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