Portland Plumber: 4 Ways to Fix Your Garbage Disposal

It’s so easy to start shoving and pouring everything down your garbage disposal—that’s why it’s there, right? Well, not exactly. We must learn to be nice to our garbage disposals!

Of course, you don’t want to get a fork or other object caught up and mangled in there, but here’s a quick list of organic matter you may not have thought of that should steer clear of your kitchen sink drain:

  • Bacon Grease
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Cheese

Not only will these products emit a nasty odor, but they can be very damaging to your sink’s piping. Dairy products and greasy fats begin to coat your pipes, eventually building up a thick residue that may cause serious damage, particularly in older homes with galvanized drain lines. The first sign of a problem is when the disposal grinder comes to a halt. Usually, this can be fixed by simply hitting the reset button underneath the sink. So, what can you do to help?

Here Are 4 Tips

  1. Avoid Putting Fat or Dairy Down the Drain
  2. Check the Reset Switch Under Your Sink
  3. Use Common Sense: Don’t Shove a Whole Turkey Down There
  4. Call 3 Mountains Plumbing for a New Garbage Disposal Installation (with a warranty)

A Garbage Disposal Warranty?

Stop dealing with the same problems again and again and get a 3 Mountains Plumbing warranty.

3 Mountains Plumbing of Portland can of course fix your existing garbage disposal, but if it’s broken, to begin with, it is most likely a low-horsepower disposal that will simply break again…and again.

3 Mountains Plumbing Offers:

  • 3 Quarter Horsepower Garbage Disposal with a 7-Year Warranty
  • 1 Horsepower Garbage Disposal with a 10-year Warranty
  • 1/2 Horsepower Garbage Disposal with a 3-year Warranty

Garbage Disposal disasters are not fun to deal with, smell, or fix, but dealing with the problem can be much easier by contacting experienced plumbing experts serving the greater Portland area.

Get the job done right and feel secure with a seven- or ten-year warranty from 3 Mountains Plumbing.

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