Plumber repairing a garbage disposal under a sink

Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making the cleanup process less of a hassle. But if your disposal isn’t working correctly, it can become quite the nuisance. Some issues, including clogs and leaks, can impact other parts of the plumbing system. If you hear loud noises or notice a drop in performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, we can provide fast and effective garbage disposal services to keep kitchen plumbing flowing smoothly. If you’re considering garbage disposal repair in Phoenix, let’s go ahead and set up an appointment!

How Do Garbage Disposals Work? What Are Some Common Disposal Problems?

Garbage disposals are built to break down crumbs and similar leftovers before they can affect your plumbing system. Compact blades encased inside the disposal cut up debris into smaller pieces, preventing clogs from forming in the pipes. Your average disposal is an energy-efficient fixture, requiring minimal water and electricity to function.

In the event it stops working right, it’s usually because of an electrical issue or improper use. The best way to protect your garbage disposal is to learn what it’s capable of breaking down. Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing technicians find the root cause of the problem to ensure a long-term solution.

1. Your Disposal Isn’t Starting

When a garbage disposal isn’t running in the first place, try pressing the reset button located on the unit. If your disposal still isn’t running, it’s usually because of electrical problem or because the blades can’t move. Wiring can be hazardous to inspect and repair, so it’s almost always better to leave garbage disposal repair to certified technicians.

2. The Blades Aren’t Moving Even Though the Motor Is

When the disposal turns on but the blades fail to start spinning, it can be the consequence of an electrical error, a damaged motor, or another malfunction somewhere between the blades and the motor. Our repair technicians will make sure the disposal is off before find the root cause.

Occasionally, a hard piece of food debris is stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and making it harder for them to spin. A disposal’s motor can spin the blades at speeds capable of injury, so keep hands and tools out of the disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

A consistent leak can be a telltale sign there’s a problem with the disposal. As food waste solidifies and hardens, it could ruin internal components and potentially spring a leak. Localized water damage can also help you figure out there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you find mold or mildew close to drain, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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What Can and Can't Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Remembering what should and shouldn’t go into your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are general guidelines:


Keep food waste pieces as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.


Stay away from fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog the blades of your disposal.


Liquids like milk or soda won’t hurt the disposal, but you should never pour in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and damage internal components.


Coffee grounds and eggshells can form severe clogs, so avoid dumping them into your garbage disposal.


Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, we’re dedicated to quality disposal repairs. Our expert technicians find and fix your problem fast unless the cost of repairs is similar to a replacement. At that point, it’s probably more efficient for your budget to arrange garbage disposal installation in Phoenix.

Whatever you’re looking for, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 623-584-2850 today!

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