Garbage disposals were once considered a luxury only enjoyed by homeowners with money to spare on such excess accessories for their home. They are not installed in every home as a default appliance. That said, garbage disposals are not immune to damage or wear and tear. Your disposal may begin to show the signs of its lifespan coming to an end without warning if you are not very careful to pay attention to it. A professional will gladly help you inspect your disposal so that you may determine whether you need a repair or if a full replacement is necessary to get your disposal working as it should again.
Of course, garbage disposals make noise when used because they are grinding up food particles to allow them to flow through the pipes of your home without causing a clog. That said, your disposal should not suddenly double in volume, make any grinding or loud whining noise, or otherwise produce a racket each time you flip the switch to washdown excess food. Typically, your disposal will work through even the biggest piece of food with minimal sound. If your disposal is making excess noise, it is clear that you need replacement or repairs quickly if you want to avoid a sudden breakdown of the appliance.
It is usually easy for leaks in garbage disposals to be corrected with the help of a qualified plumbing technician, but not all leakages are classified under the same category. Some are potentially severe and may lead to mildew and mold growth in and around your sink area, a problem which is as unsightly as it is dangerous to your health over time. It is better to contact a professional such as Tim Beil Plumbing at (610) 261-2074 or at timbeilplumbing.com sooner rather than later so that you save the most from the service. You can follow them on Twitter for latest news and updates!