Your garbage disposal is an essential part of keeping your kitchen sanitary and odor-free throughout the year. However, there are a few critical signs to look out for that may indicate that your disposal is failing to work as it should for your sink. If you suspect that you may need to replace your garbage disposal in the near future, consider these five signs that now may be the time.
Lingering Odors Around Your Sink
If you notice foul odors lingering around your sink lately, it may be a sign that your garbage disposal needs to be replaced. These odors are often caused by wet food deteriorating in your sink that is trapped in your garbage disposal. Once you have confirmed that the source of these nasty odors is your sink, you may need to call your plumber for professional assistance.
Clogging in Your Sink Drain
Your garbage disposal should easily break down food left in your sink. However, water that quickly rises to the top of your sink as your faucet is running may be indicative of a clog caused by your garbage disposal. In addition to foul odors, frequent clogs in your sink drain are also signs that your garbage disposal may need to be replaced in the future.
Leaking Underneath Your Sink
Water leaking beneath your sink may be coming from a cracked disposal, or one that is deteriorated at connecting parts. Don’t let a leak go unrepaired! Call a professional at Metcalf right away if you are noticing water accumulating under your sink.
Strange Noises Coming from Your Drain
Any noises coming from your sink that are out of the ordinary may also be signs that your garbage disposal should be replaced. If you hear the sounds of metal crushing or scraping coming from your drain, do not continue to use your garbage disposal until it is inspected by a professional.
Your Garbage Disposal Shuts Off Unexpectedly
If your garbage disposal suddenly shuts off as you are using it, your disposal may have issues with its motor or power connection. Do not attempt to fix this issue on your own! Call a plumbing professional as soon as possible.
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