Garbage Disposal Repair
In our humble opinion, garbage disposals should be called something else. Perhaps micro food particle disposals. Contrary to popular belief, they are not designed to be receptacles for any and every discarded food article. Garbage disposals were created to receive and dispose of the smallest food particles left over after scraping your pots, pans and plates clean. You’d be surprised what we find lodged in between the blades of garbage disposals every single day. Of course, it’s our pleasure to come to your rescue, but we will also demonstrate how to avoid premature garbage disposal failure.
Hot vs. Cold Water
In households all across America is the great debate. Nope – not Presidential something completely different. Should you use hot or cold water when running the garbage disposal? Some think that hot water helps food to disintegrate the food faster but in actuality, hot water causes the metal to expand. This results in the blades getting stuck. Use cold water whenever you decide to run the garbage disposal. If you manage a restaurant or café, instruct your staff to do the same. Contact Towson Appliance Repair if you find that your garbage disposal gets stuck frequently.
The average garbage disposal can survive about 10 incidents of trapped spoons before breaking down. It’s normal for dessert spoons, forks and butter knives to fall into the garbage disposal undetected. That horrible grating noise is an indication that something is stuck. Turn off the machine immediately. Stick your hand down the receptacle and remove whatever object happens to be stuck. Once the item is removed and you hear that the garbage disposal may be negatively affected, contact us for a swift and affordable repair. The receptionist will request the model name and serial number. More than likely, she can provide an accurate estimate via phone.
Banana Peels and Grape Stems
After successfully repairing or replacing your garbage disposal, a certified technician will provide you with a comprehensive list of dos and don’ts. Banana peels and grape stems are a big no-no. We see this every day and would like to save you money along with the frustration of an avoidable repair. Eggshells, pasta and onion skins should not be placed in the garbage disposal. Throw potato peels, fruit pits, corn husks and raw shrimp shells in the trash can. By following these simple instructions, you can prolong the life of your garbage disposal.
Low Cost Garbage Disposal Repair
Garbage disposals are one of those small appliances that don’t cost much money. They are rather simple contraptions that can be repaired without much deliberation. A certified technician can arrive the same or next day to repair your machine. If it is old and damaged beyond repair, she will make a recommendation to replace it. Fortunately, replacing an old garbage disposal with a stronger, sturdier model costs very little. Towson Appliance Repair provides garbage disposal repairs and replacements affordable for even the most modest budgets. Each replacement is backed by a manufacturer’s warranty. A labor warranty is guaranteed with each service.