Kitchen Garbage Disposal Repair by West Coast Chief.
Garbage disposals help keep Los Angeles homes and kitchens clean and sanitary from unnecessary food waste that can clog or jam the household pipes. Besides keeping your kitchen plumbing healthy and reducing the impact of food waste on the environment, they make life more convenient. When your garbage disposal malfunctions, it’s important to rectify the situation as soon as possible by calling your local appliance repair company to fix the problem.
Please do not attempt to use it in the interim period to avoid further problems. Count on our experts at West Coast Chief to provide you with top-notch, cost-effective services that get everything running smoothly and help you maintain peak household efficiency.
Types of Garbage Disposal Units.
All garbage disposals work on the principle of grinding your food waste through a grinding chamber that uses shredding blades to break down the food. The result is a slurry where the particles are small enough to pass through the lower hopper chamber and pushed through your plumbing system without causing jams or getting clogged by obstructions. There are two basic types of these appliances, and the right fit for your home depends on several factors.
The most common type of garbage disposal appliance found in modern homes is known as continuous feed. When you switch on the power the unit hums into life ready to mash, grind, and slice any leftover food ready for the local sewerage system to handle. Capable of serving homes that generate large amounts of food waste, this type is relatively inexpensive. The convenience is a boon for cooks who like to keep their kitchen uncluttered during food preparation.
The other type of garbage disposal found in homes is batch fed. It’s improved safety is the foremost advantage of this appliance. Place a quantity of waste up to a defined volume into the machine. Placing the cover on will start the process on many models while others disable the switch until the lid is securely fitted. This method makes it harder for foreign bodies like fingers and cutlery to get trapped in the system.
The benefits of a waste removal system impact the cleanliness of a home as well as the environment. These benefits include:
- Reduce or eliminate the use of harmful plastics that store waste.
- Less use of plastic bags for food waste keeps landfill waste to a minimum.
- Reduces harmful greenhouse gases that emit from landfill sites due to food waste.
Organic matter left in the trash attracts vermin and produces foul smells especially here in the hot summers of Los Angeles.
Equipment maintained at peak efficiency will produce particles that slide through the lower hopper chamber and into the plumbing without leaving any residue. Larger particulates can cling to the inside of the pipes and decay emitting foul odors potentially attracting ants, roaches or rats. In time, larger accumulations will occur causing blockages and expensive plumbing costs. Keep all your appliances serviced on a regular basis.
Care and Maintenance.
Routine maintenance can help keep your garbage disposal in good working condition for long stretches of time. Steps in the proper care of these appliances include avoiding overfilling, only rinsing with cold water, and rinsing before and after operations. Dispose of certain types of tough materials such as coffee grounds and animal bones in another manner. Many household chemicals, like drain cleaners or bleach, can attack components in your disposal unit. If a situation arises where using these products is unavoidable, rinse extra thoroughly. Grinding up some frozen lemon juice or vinegar can remove stubborn, dried-on, and congealed gunk keeping things ticking over, nicely.
Signs a Repair is Needed.
Even well-maintained garbage disposal units develop problems in the fullness of time. That calls for a repair that should only a factory-trained technician should perform. Possible signs include:
- No visible or audible signs of power.
- No visible operation but a humming sound can be heard.
- Regular clogging.
- Slow draining after use.
Please call us if you experience any of these problems, or have any other reason to believe that your garbage disposal isn’t in good working order. West Coast Chief Repair’s highly experienced staff can deliver the expert assistance you need. With the information you provide, we can determine if you have problems that will go away with routine servicing, or if you have issues serious enough to warrant a repair. In addition, we can help you set up a regular maintenance schedule that helps keep your disposal working smoothly in the future.
Diagnosis and Repair.
Garbage disposals are quite simple appliances. Despite this fact, it’s not always easy to determine the cause of a malfunction. Leaks may have a number of sources, including a damaged drain gasket, a damaged hose or an improperly mounted sink flange. A disposal that fails to turn on may have problems that include a faulty power switch and inadequate voltage in your kitchen power supply. Clogs may be located inside the unit itself, or further inside your plumbing.
Only an experienced technician can safely identify all the potential problems in a malfunctioning garbage disposal. Only a skilled technician can reliably determine the best course of action to return it to working order.
Our service and repair experts have experience with units made by all major manufacturers. This enables them to handle all potential issues they encounter with minimal fuss and hassle.
At West Coast Chief Repair, we’ve been servicing and repairing continuous feed and batch feed garbage disposals in the Los Angeles area for more than 25 years. Our staff has the factory training and real-world knowledge needed to work on units from all popular brands.
- Waste King.
Regardless of the make and model of the unit in your home, we specialize in dependable periodic maintenance and timely repair.
At West Coast Chief Repair, we back up our servicing, maintenance, and repairs with guarantees on both parts and labor. All labor is under warranty for a full 30 days after we make a repair. Replacement parts remain under warranty for as long as one year. We exclusively rely on brand new, factory recommended components that match the make and model installed in your home. We also make sure you’re up and running as soon as possible. We typically schedule same-day appointments if you contact any of our locations before noon. We also help you keep your costs low. The same affordable rates are charged for work performed during regular work hours, at night, on weekends and during holidays.
Call us today to learn why homeowners throughout Los Angeles rely on West Coast Chief Repair for their critical appliance servicing and repair needs.
Seal Beach, CA
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