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A garbage disposal is a tool that many families cannot imagine living without. If you do not have a garbage disposal or if your current disposal is not working properly, you need to call a certified plumber.

Here at Essig Plumbing & Heating, we have seen a variety of garbage disposal problems including:

  • Jammed garbage disposals
  • Clogged garbage disposal
  • Leaking
  • Shaking or wiggling
  • A humming garbage disposal
  • No power
  • Loud noises

Most of these garbage disposal complications are because of putting things down the garbage disposal that cause damage. However, leaks, noise, and movement can be due to improper installation.

How Are Garbage Disposals Diagnosed?

With over 80 years of experience behind us, we are able to diagnose and inspect your garbage disposal using our training. Our plumbers in Reading are experts on the appliances they work on and will make sure that the complications you are having are addressed right the first time.

Below are some of the services we perform when we respond to your call:

  • Test your garbage disposal
  • Check electrical connections
  • Determine if the reset button was tripped
  • Check the connections
  • Inspect the inside of the garbage disposal
  • Locate any object jammed in the grinder plates

Jams and humming disposal are typically caused by a foreign object stuck in the grinder. We will use our tools to manually move the grinder plates to free the item and check to make sure the reset button is depressed. Leaks and moving of the disposal require replacement gaskets and tightening or replacing bolts that hold the disposal into place. If your disposal is getting no power and the circuit is fine, it may be time for a new disposal.

What Are The Benefits Of a Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposals help keep your food waste from rotting in the garbage or clogging up your lines. They grind your waste up and flush them down the drain out to your sewer system. A garbage disposal can reduce your garbage output, make meal cleanup easy and help keep your home clean.

Jammed garbage disposal? Do not try to fix a garbage disposal problem yourself, call Essig Plumbing & Heating today at (610) 557-3302 or fill out our online contact form.


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