Garbage Disposal Installation in Waldorf, MD
Do you need a new garbage disposal installed in your home? ACW Service Inc. provides a wide variety of services, including garbage disposal repair and installation. When your garbage disposal stops working, call our experienced and licensed plumbers for help.
Do You Need Garbage Disposal Repair In Waldorf?
It’s frustrating when home appliances and machines break down. A broken garbage disposal can happen for many reasons. Whether your disposal can be fixed or needs complete replacement, we can make the necessary repairs. We are a family-owned company with over 100 years of combined experience who are proud to help homeowners throughout Maryland.
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Understanding How a Garbage Disposal Works
We believe it’s important for homeowners to understand how garbage disposals work so you can troubleshoot any issues. It can also help you determine when to call a plumber for help. As you empty food waste into the sink, the impeller plate spins, chopping up the waste and sending it down the drain.
There are two types of garbage disposal units in most homes: continuous feed units and batch feed units.
Continuous Feed Disposals
This type of disposal is the most common choice among homeowners. It is convenient, affordable, and comes in a variety of models. If you have a large family with a lot of food waste, continuous feed disposals are the best option. You turn on the switch to begin operating and feed the disposal until the waste is gone.
Batch Feed Disposals
Batch feed disposals are less common because they are not as convenient as continuous feed models. Using this option requires you to cover the drain before you turn it on and then feed the disposal in batches, waiting between each batch. These models are less affordable.
Why a Garbage Disposal Stops Working
Inefficient drainage systems are a major reason your garbage disposal is not working for you. Food waste can clog the drain; if it sits too long, it’s hard to break up. You can avoid this issue by emptying waste into smaller batches.
If your garbage disposal will not turn on, the first concern is a clog. However, an electrical issue can also cause this problem. Check if it’s plugged in, and then push the reset button. If the disposal still isn’t working, you may need to reset the circuit breaker.
Garbage disposal leaks can happen at any time. They usually happen at the point where they connect to the bottom of the sink. Most disposals connect through a hose that leads to the dishwasher. Constant vibrations from the disposal can loosen the connections and cause a leak.
Do you notice a humming noise from the disposal, but it will not grind when you flip the power switch? If so, the disposal may have a jam from a foreign object. This usually happens near the impeller or shredder ring.
There are many reasons you may need a garbage disposal repair or new installation. Our licensed plumbers have the experience to inspect the issue and can get it working again for you.
When To Install a New Garbage Disposal
If your garbage disposal isn’t working, you may wonder whether you need a repair or replacement. The good news is that we can help you determine the best fit for your home. Clogging, jamming, and electrical issues are simple repairs that we can quickly handle for you. Older models may require a complete replacement if they keep breaking down. There are a few common signs that can help determine if you need a new garbage disposal installed.
End of Lifespan
If your disposal is more than 10-15 years old, chances are you may need a new one. Frequently maintained disposals will last a long time and will work well without any issues if you keep up with maintenance. Descaling, removing clogs, and flushing with cold water can help extend the lifespan.
Garbage disposals do make some noise, but if you hear strange or loud noises, turn the unit off and use a flashlight to check for visible blockages. If you don’t see anything, call your plumber for help. Frequent strange noises could mean you need a new unit.
Bad smells are not uncommon when you’re grinding up food waste. However, if you’re not getting rid of waste and you still notice foul odors, you may have trapped food particles in the unit. Persistent smells, even after cleaning, could mean it’s time to get a new disposal.
Contact Us For Garbage Disposal Services
Whether you need your garbage disposal fixed, or a new one installed, our service team has it covered. Call ACW Service Inc. today and let us know how we can help you. We’ll send a plumber out to your location as soon as we can.
What Our Clients in Maryland are Saying
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ACW Service Inc. has been serving the Waldorf area since 1993. Our local, family-owned plumbing company is proud to provide our hardworking neighbors and community members with the quality solutions they deserve.
In addition to Waldorf, we also serve communities throughout Charles and Prince George’s Counties:
Jim - La Plata, MD 20646
Jasmine - Waldorf, MD 20603
Same day service. Showed up when the said and called ahead of time to let me know they were on their way. Did a great job and I’m would recommend them to my friends. I’m
Patricia - White Plains, MD 20695
Excellent service. Gave me information regarding the problem of my hot water heater. He also made recommendations For repairing the water heater. I appreciate his service and knowledge about the heater
Roman - Waldorf, MD 20601
Zach showed up right "as advertised" and gave me a thorough estimate for the work I needed done, and got right to work on the project. Work was completed promptly and he tested all the new valves then cleaned up the worksite before leaving.
I’m very pleased with my service and would contact this company again if needed.
Reynolds - White Plains, MD 20695
I’m very pleased with my service.