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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs Repairs

by Madison Dean

When your garbage disposal is malfunctioning, it is problematic because it helps to keep your pipes and your sink clean. Keeping these areas clean means that you reduce the risk of diseases. 

However, garbage disposals do malfunction, when this happens you need to get it repaired as soon as possible. Here are some of the major signs that your garbage disposal needs professional attention.

Noises from the Unit

When you hear abnormal sounds coming from your garbage disposal it means that there is something not quite right. If you hear metallic noises coming from inside check to see if a spoon or a fork has become lodged somewhere in it. 

If you can find nothing it often means that some components of your garbage disposal are not aligned properly. This requires professional assistance in most cases so call in someone to do repairs for you.

Resetting It Often

If you find yourself having to press the reset button on your garbage disposal very often then this is problematic. Remember that you are not supposed to constantly have to press the reset button. 

This is only supposed to be used when there are clogs or large loads of garbage. If you find yourself having to press the reset button very often, your garbage disposal is likely to need repair. 

You should call a professional as something may be loose in the garbage disposal and needs to be fixed. Often the loose component is the wiring. A plumber can get this fixed for you quickly.

Bad Odors

A garbage disposal will almost certainly not have a pleasant smell at some point. This is normal. However, you can often reduce the scent by rinsing and cleansing the disposal. Avoid using chemical cleaners as this can cause a lot of damage to sensitive areas of your garbage disposal system.

If the odor is persistent and nothing you do helps, it's time to call a plumber and get her professional help. The appliance probably needs to be pulled apart and any rotting food particles removed.

Getting your garbage disposal working again when it's malfunctioning is very important. It can be frustrating when it is not working as it should. However, most of the problems with your garbage disposal can easily be resolved by calling a professional to assist you. Do not try to do things on your own as you may do more harm than good. Most issues can be resolved quickly so the unit can be up and running in no time.

For more information on garbage disposal repair, contact a professional near you.