Garbage Disposal Repair

EMERGENCY GARBAGE DISPOSER REPAIR SERVICES IN LOS ANGELES AND THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Few things are more exasperating than a kitchen sink that won’t drain. Flood Brothers’ plumbers are experts in EMERGENCY kitchen drain cleaning and garbage disposal repair in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Surprisingly most garbage disposer clogs are actually avoidable.   Most consumers unknowingly misuse the appliance, which causes most of the problems to begin with. Few people realize, in fact, that garbage disposals are designed to handle only light food remains which are rinsed off plates and cooking utensils before they go into the dishwasher, not substantive food debris. Large quantities of food going into disposers can overwhelm the unit and clog the kitchen sink drain which can result in costly plumbing repairs due to large particles of food, such as potatoes, onions and carrot skins, starchy vegetables and grease clogging your drains.

Never use your garbage disposal as a trash can,
it’ll lead to potentially costly blockages.

Call FLOOD BROTHERS PLUMBING, at 855.840.7800, for all your 24-Hour EMERGENCY Plumber needs in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Granada Hills, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Pasadena, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Santa Clarita, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks or click for IMMEDIATE 24/7/365 emergency plumbing service anywhere in the greater Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Ventura County areas.
CLOGGED GARBAGE DISPOSAL REPAIR SERVICES IN LOS ANGELES AND THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Sometimes food and grease are not the only thing that can clog your disposal.  Other foreign items like silverware or hard objects can end up in garbage disposals that will cause it to jam-up and not work. Whether it is a stray eating utensil stuck in your disposal or Fido’s leftovers, we can fix it quickly so you can move on to life as usual. Flood Brothers Plumbing can repair or replace your broken or jammed garbage

CLOGGED GARBAGE DISPOSAL REPAIR SERVICES IN LOS ANGELES AND THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

disposal and return your kitchen sink to normal operation the very same day. Our company operates 24/7/365, so if your garbage disposer gives out while preparing for a big dinner party, Flood Brothers Plumbing can come to your rescue FAST. Our trained technicians will care for your home and keep the disruption to a minimum whenever possible.

SERVICING YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN LOS ANGELES AND THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Garbage disposals get a lot of usage, and they do need to be serviced from time to time. Food jams can occur and starchy foods and vegetables can stick to the blades, which cause your disposal to cease working. Our plumbers can remove the clog for you, no matter what its origin, and get the system repaired so your sink is back in operation and ready to serve you.  Leaks can also develop in the line or the connections going to the disposal unit. When this happens, our technicians can find the leak and fix it, possibly preventing major damage to your kitchen cabinets and flooring.

HOW TO UNCLOG YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEY?

All of us, at one time or another, has experienced turning on our garbage disposal only to be greeted by a humming noise.  With the blades jammed stuck and power getting through, something is clearly restricting the movement.  In some instances the obstruction may be even visible, and the temptation will be great to reach in and try to extract it. DON’T!  NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN A GARBAGE DISPOSAL THAT IS CONNECTED! The blades to a disposer are RAZOR sharp, and can sever off a finger in a split second.  It’s always advisable to leave certain jobs to trained professionals who have experience in dealing with this hardware.

If you find that you have standing water, and your disposal seems to be working, you may have a clog in the drain line.  This goes beyond a disposer issue and involves an obstruction somewhere in the drainpipes.  Compressed food matter may get clogged and stop the flow of water altogether, even though you can hear the disposal’s motor whirring and the grinder spinning.   When this happens, the problem may be the obstruction itself as well as broken blades. Blade replacement and the clearing of the drainpipes is a matter for an experienced plumbing professional. When this happens, CALL US.

IF YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL HUMS, BUT WON’T TURN, TRY THESE SIMPLE STEPS FIRST:

There is always a reset button located on the bottom of the disposer. PRESS IT. If that doesn’t work, turn off the power switch and… Using a flashlight see if there is something that doesn’t belong in the disposal drain. A foreign object may be jammed in there.  If there is, TURN OFF THE POWER AT THE MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER until the garbage disposal no longer HUMS. Never insert your hand to remove anything in the garbage disposal. You may attempt to remove the item with pliers or a grasping tool. It is extremely dangerous to put your hand inside a garbage disposal. DON’T EVEN THINK OF IT.  Call us if in doubt.  It is not worth the risk of losing a limb. If you see nothing lodged inside, look to see if your disposer has a hex key, jam clearing, tool under the sink or taped to the disposer. Then look for a slot at the bottom of the disposer where the tool can be inserted and turn it back and forth to unlock the jam. If none of these options work… call us or click for assistance.

HOW TO AVOID CLOGGING YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEY?

There are some basic rules one should always follow to ensure that your garbage disposal never jams or clogs.  For one thing, contrary to its name, a disposer is NOT a trashcan and should not be used as such.  Therefore avoid using your garbage disposer for ANY liquid grease (they will congeal as they cool off and form a solid obstruction in your pipes – like cholesterol plaque in arteries.) ALWAYS pour any oils or fats into your trash bin or use paper towels to wipe up any oils.  NEVER use your disposer for carrot shavings, onions, potato peels, celery or any other difficult-to-grind, stringy, fibrous or starchy foods.

REACH OUT TO FLOOD BROTHERS PLUMBING, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, 365 DAYS A YEAR FOR ALL YOUR EMERGENCY REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT GARBAGE DISPOSAL NEEDS IN LOS ANGELES AND THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Flood Brothers Plumbing professionals serve all of Los Angeles, including Sherman Oaks, Studio City, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills Pasadena, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks Granada Hills and Brentwood and are experienced in handling all garbage disposal repairs.  Call FLOOD BROTHERS PLUMBING at 855.840.7800 or click for IMMEDIATE 24/7 garbage disposal repair and replacement service.