Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation in Powder Springs, GA

We Install, Repair & Replace Garbage Disposals In Carroll County & The Surrounding Areas

At APEX Plumbing, we’re happy to have helped countless clients throughout Carroll County and the neighboring areas over the years with all of their plumbing problems — including garbage disposals.

Garbage disposals can be a pain, especially if they continually give you problems. After all, what’s the point in having one if it seems to always have issues, right?

But the truth is, if you’re using it properly, your garbage disposal shouldn’t repeatedly have problems. It’s designed to take the small bits of food that you rinse off of dishes and safely dispose of them.

But unfortunately, many homeowners wrongly assume they can also use their garbage disposals for larger bits of food waste and trash. So, first things first, if you keep having issues, ask yourself if you’re asking too much of your garbage disposal.

Before You Replace It, Check For Garbage Disposal Jams

If your garbage disposal isn’t working and you haven’t asked too much of it or had any problems with it previously, you may need to check to see if it’s jammed. We can take care of that for you as well, but if you want to check for yourself first, just be sure to turn the garbage disposal off and keep your hands out of the equation. That means not sticking your hands into the disposal, no matter what.

Instead, use a flashlight to get a good look inside and remove any jams you find using pliers or other tools. If you don’t see any issues but it’s still not working, try resetting the garbage disposal.

If you still can’t seem to get it to work or you’ve repeatedly had problems with your garbage disposal and you haven’t asked too much of it, simply give APEX Plumbing a call. We’ll come out and take a look, figure out what’s going on, and make any necessary repairs or replace your garbage disposal with one that meets your needs and budget so you can get your kitchen back to normal.

Things You Should Never Put in Your Garbage Disposal

While garbage disposals are handy, they are not designed to handle all types of waste. To prevent damage and clogs, avoid putting the following items down your disposal:

  • Grease and Oils: Fats, oils, and grease can solidify in your pipes and cause blockages.
  • Bones: Large or hard bones can damage the disposal’s blades.
  • Fibrous Foods: Foods like celery, corn husks, and onion skins can tangle the blades.
  • Coffee Grounds: These can build up and clog your pipes.
  • Eggshells: The thin membrane inside eggshells can wrap around the blades.
  • Chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean your disposal, as they can damage the unit and harm the environment.

The Importance of Proper Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Garbage disposals are workhorses in the kitchen, but they need a little care to keep running smoothly. Regular maintenance can prevent clogs, extend the life of your unit, and reduce the risk of costly repairs. Here are some key maintenance tips:

  • Clean Your Disposal: Periodically, grind ice cubes to clean the blades and remove built-up debris.
  • Use Cold Water: Always run cold water when using your disposal to prevent fats and oils from solidifying and causing clogs.
  • Avoid Overloading: Don’t overload the disposal with too much food at once; feed it small amounts gradually.
  • Regular Cleaning: Cleaning with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can help keep odors at bay.

Expert Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation Services in Powder Springs, GA

At APEX Plumbing, we offer a range of garbage disposal services to ensure that your disposal unit functions properly. Here are the different garbage disposal services we provide:

  • Garbage Disposal Repair: If you’re experiencing issues like unusual noises, slow drainage, or a disposal that won’t turn on, our expert technicians can diagnose and repair the problem.
  • Garbage Disposal Installation: When it’s time for a new garbage disposal unit, our team can handle the installation process efficiently. We’ll help you select the right unit for your kitchen and provide installation.
  • Maintenance Services: Regular maintenance can extend the life of your garbage disposal and prevent costly breakdowns. Our maintenance services include cleaning the unit, inspecting for wear and tear, and ensuring all components are functioning correctly.
  • Jammed Disposal Repair: If your disposal’s blades get jammed due to foreign objects or excessive food waste, we can safely and effectively resolve the issue so your disposal can get back to work.
  • Clog Removal: Sometimes, clogs can occur in the pipes connected to your disposal. We offer services to remove these clogs and ensure proper drainage.
  • Upgrading Your Disposal: If you want to upgrade to a more powerful or efficient garbage disposal unit, we can help you select the right one for your needs and handle the installation.
  • Emergency Services: Plumbing issues don’t always happen during regular business hours. That’s why we offer emergency garbage disposal services to address urgent problems promptly.

Choosing the Right Garbage Disposal Unit for Your Home

When it comes to selecting a garbage disposal unit, you should consider your specific needs and kitchen setup. There are two main types of garbage disposals: continuous feed and batch feed. Continuous feed disposals are the most common and allow you to add food waste while the unit is running. Batch feed disposals, on the other hand, require you to load the disposal before operation.

Additionally, consider the horsepower (HP) of the disposal. Higher HP units can handle tougher waste and are more suitable for households that cook frequently. Our experts at APEX Plumbing can assess your needs and help you choose the right garbage disposal unit for your home.

Could Your Garbage Disposal Use A Little TLC? Call APEX Plumbing Today

To schedule an appointment to have your garbage disposal repaired or replaced, simply call us and let our family of licensed and insured plumbers take care of it for you. We’re knowledgeable, reasonably priced, and ready to help when you need us. Just give us a call, and we’ll be at your home ASAP.

Our service area includes the following counties and cities in Georgia:

Carroll County, GA

  • Bowdon, GA
  • Bowdon Junction, GA
  • Carrollton, GA
  • Mount Zion, GA
  • Roopville, GA
  • Temple, GA
  • Villa Rica, GA
  • Whitesburg, GA

Douglas County, GA

  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Douglasville, GA
  • Winston, GA

Paulding County, GA

  • Dallas, GA
  • Hiram, GA

Cobb County, GA

  • Marietta, GA
  • Smyrna, GA
  • Acworth, GA
  • Austell, GA
  • Clarkdale, GA
  • Mableton, GA
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Atlanta, GA

Haralson County, GA

  • Bremen, GA
  • Buchanan, GA
  • Felton, GA
  • Tallapoosa, GA
  • Waco, GA

Fulton County, GA

  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Roswell, GA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Fairburn, GA
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Palmetto, GA
  • Red Oak, GA
  • Union City, GA
  • Atlanta, GA

Our Comprehensive Plumbing Services

In addition to being experts at garbage disposal repair and installation, APEX Plumbing offers a wide range of comprehensive plumbing services. Those services include:

Our bathroom plumbing experts know everything you could possibly need to know about toilet repair and installation, so don’t hesitate to call us with your toilet concerns.


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