Alpine Plumbing garbage disposal repair team is fast and professional, ensuring that our clients get the timely, respectful service they deserve.

When they’re struggling with a clogged or broken garbage disposal, Southeast Wisconsin homeowners turn to the professional plumbers at Alpine Plumbing. We’re plumbing experts who know garbage disposals inside and out. Our garbage disposals repair team is fast and professional, ensuring that our clients get the timely, respectful service they deserve. If your garbage disposal is backing up or making grinding noises, call Alpine Plumbing today. Our convenient 24-hour Emergency Service plumber are always available to help.

How Do Garbage Disposals Work?

A garbage disposal is an efficient way to eliminate food waste. The garbage is ground up by rotating blades below your sink with running water to turn it into liquid waste. The waste is then directed down the pipes to the sewer.

An efficient disposal works quickly using minimal amounts of water to liquefy the garbage. For best results, food scraps should be cut into small pieces that can be ground quicker than large chunks. Fruits and vegetables often grind quicker than meats and bones, which are not suitable for disposals. All waste must be soft enough to become liquid.

Grind the wrong food, or grind it in the wrong way, and you can break your garbage disposal.

Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

Foul odors can occur from a buildup of waste within the disposal. Try these helpful steps to eliminate the odors:

  • Grind ice cubes and orange or lemon rinds in the disposal for about 30 seconds
  • While the disposal is running, pour a small amount of liquid dish detergent into it
  • Rinse any remaining waste away by running cold water for about 30 seconds

Occasional Clogs

For most clogged garbage disposals, homeowners will need to seek professional help. A trained professional service technician will thoroughly and safely inspect the garbage disposal to identify the cause of the clog. Often, a spoon, bottle cap, broken glass or other item will be lodged in the blades and will need to be carefully removed while the disposal motor is disconnected. Typically, the electrical connections will also be inspected, since broken wires can also cause the system to malfunction.

At Alpine Plumbing, we only recommend having a new garbage disposal installed if the existing unit cannot be repaired. Our skilled team of professional plumbers is always available to help with all of your plumbing installation, repairs, cleaning, and disposal needs.

Installing a Garbage Disposal

Installing a garbage disposal is a job for a professional plumber. The plumbing experts at Alpine Plumbing can get the job done quickly at a competitive rate. If you are in need of garbage disposal repair, contact Alpine Plumbing, where our plumbers are experts in the repair, installation, and maintenance of garbage disposals.

Contact Alpine Plumbing for all of your Garbage Disposal needs at 262-797-4130.