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Quality Repair & Replacement of Garbage Disposals

Many of our service calls involve garbage disposal units. Although they are extremely useful and convenient, many homeowners fail to realize that they are not indestructible. Large quantities of food or items that don’t belong in the disposal can overwhelm it and cause clogs, breakdowns, or worse.

What not to put down your garbage disposal:

  • Grease- If you have been putting your kitchen grease down the sink, you are setting yourself up for a bad clog in your sewer lines. The fats in your grease and oil liquefy when heated, but when cooled, turn into a solid that can wreak havoc on plumbing and sewer lines. Instead, pour your liquid grease into a glass jar and save it for later, or throw it out in the trash.
  • Fibrous foods- Fibrous foods like celery, asparagus, cornhusks, and onion skins can be difficult for your disposal to break down. The long, tough strands can get wrapped up in the disposal’s blades, bringing it to a halt. Throw these types of foods into the garbage, or a compost if you have one.
  • Potatoes, pasta, and rice- Avoid putting anything that can swell inside your garbage disposal such as potatoes, beans, rice, and other heavy starches. Very small amounts are fine, but when enough of these items enter your unit, they will expand and clog up your pipes.

Other items to avoid include bones, pits, plastics, paint or any other non-food items. You couldn’t imagine the things we have found stuck in people’s garbage disposals! The secret to a healthy and long-lasting garbage disposal is being mindful of what goes into it.

If your garbage disposal stops working, or if you have any questions, call the professionals at Universal Home Experts. We can repair and install every kind of garbage disposal in Houston and will recommend ways to maintain it for years to come.

Check the Reset Button

Sometimes, however, the solution is as simple as checking the reset button. Most garbage disposals have a safety mechanism built in to turn off whenever the motor is overheating.

With the garbage disposal plugged in but the power switch off, reach for the reset button on the front or bottom of your unit and press to switch on. Needless to say, never put your hand down the drain and into the disposal! Restart the disposal by turning on the power switch. If your garbage disposal still won’t turn on, check your circuit breaker.

Let Our Houston Garbage Disposal Experts Handle the Problem

If resetting your garbage disposal and checking the breaker doesn’t do the trick, you most likely have an issue with your switch or with the unit itself. If this is the case, make Universal Home Experts your first call. Our background checked and drug tested technicians will arrive in a fully stocked vehicle to make quick repairs.

Call Universal Home Experts today at (713) 364-0226 for fast, honest, and reliable garbage disposal services. We bring out of this world service at down to earth prices.

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