Signs You Need a New Garbage Disposal

Is your garbage disposal acting strange? You’re not the first person to grapple with a malfunctioning unit. Luckily, we’ve got some surefire hints that it’s time to seek help. Check out these reasons that it might be time to replace your kitchen accessory.

  • No Rotation, No Sounds- This is probably one of the scariest symptoms you’ll encounter. In most cases, if the unit is not activating properly, and isn’t making any noise, it signals a damaged garbage disposal that may never work properly If you’re wondering how this happened, the causes can vary from a power surge to worn out parts.
  • A Nasty Smell- Occasional odors are just a part of owning garbage disposals. When those odors linger after repeated cleanings, it may be time for a new unit. Keep in mind that not all bad smells are attributed to rotting food. Sometimes it’s a sign that parts are malfunctioning or have become corroded over time. Only a professional garbage disposal expert can determine the odor’s exact cause.
  • Time’s Up- We don’t think about garbage disposals as running out of time, but they’re just as susceptible to age. After about five years of aging, you should keep a close eye on your unit, as that is when most disposals tend to corrode or break. If it holds steady, you may want to consider getting a replacement around ten to fifteen years after, to ensure no further damage happens to your kitchen.

Call the Experts

No matter what problem your garbage disposal is facing, the team at Jeff’s Kitchen, Bath & Beyond has seen it. For almost 20 years, we’ve been serving the community through fast and friendly replacement services. Call us today at 407-968-1801 to receive your free estimate.

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