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Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making cleaning up after meals less of a hassle. But when the disposal breaks, it can cause all sorts of problems. Many concerns, 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 Moon Valley Plumbing, you can count on us to provide quality garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. When you need garbage disposal repair in Phoenix, let’s go ahead and start with a free consultation!

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

Garbage disposals are designed to break down crumbs and similar leftovers before they can affect your plumbing system. Small blades housed inside of the disposal carve up debris into more manageable pieces, making it easier for the drains and piping system to handle. Most garbage disposals are energy-efficient fixtures, needing smaller amounts 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 avoid damaging your garbage disposal is to learn what it’s capable of breaking down. Moon Valley Plumbing technicians give your disposal a full assessment of the problem to ensure a long-term solution.

1. Your Garbage Disposal Isn’t Turning On

If your disposal won’t start, try pressing the reset button located on the unit. If your disposal still isn’t running, it’s often because there’s electrical problem or because the blades are stuck. Damaged wiring may not be safe to inspect and repair, so we suggest leaving garbage disposal repair to certified technicians.

2. The Disposal’s Blades Aren’t Running

When the disposal turns on but the blades aren’t actually spinning, it could be an electrical error, a problem with the motor, or another malfunction somewhere between the blades and the motor. Our repair technicians will make sure the disposal is off before determining why the blades aren’t working.

Sometimes, a stubborn piece of debris has gotten stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and making it harder for them to spin. Broken or malfunctioning blades are capable of injury, so make sure never to reach into a garbage disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Evidence of a leak is a telltale sign there’s a problem with the disposal. If a piece of debris is hard enough, 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. The next time you see mold in the kitchen, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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The Do's and Don'ts of What Goes in Your Garbage Disposal

Keeping track of what’s appropriate to put in your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are general guidelines:


Start with food pieces as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.


Avoid fibrous items like vegetable skins, which often clog up the blades.


Liquids like milk or soda won’t hurt the disposal, but garbage disposals can’t handle cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and ruin internal components.


Coffee grounds and eggshells frequently cause trouble, so avoid dumping them into your garbage disposal.


Moon Valley Plumbing's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Moon Valley Plumbing, we are committed to providing quality disposal repairs. Our team of technicians can find and fix your problem promptly unless the cost of repairs equals the cost of a replacement. At that point, it’s probably more efficient for your budget to go ahead and proceed with garbage disposal installation in Phoenix.

Whatever you need, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 602-962-3668 today!

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