At American Vintage Home, we understand that you rely on your kitchen appliances to run smoothly so that you can focus your attention on more important things, like preparing wholesome meals for your family and loved ones. We offer comprehensive plumbing solutions for your home, no matter how old it may be, and that includes garbage disposal repair. Our plumbers are the best in the business and have the expertise to repair your garbage disposal quickly and at a price you can afford.
Garbage disposals are a great asset to have in the kitchen, and when they stop working properly, you are instantly reminded of just how beneficial they’ve been. If your garbage disposal is behaving strangely, it may be time to call in the professionals to take a look. Some common indicators that your garbage disposal needs repairs include:
If your Oak Park, Winnetka, or Evanston home’s garbage disposal is making strange noises, contact the plumbing professional at American Vintage Home right away! Give us a call at 847-999-4595 or schedule your services online, we’ll get to the bottom of your problem and provide solutions quickly and affordably.
We have been recognized as the best in the industry to provide your older home with comprehensive plumbing services performed by licensed and insured technicians with extensive knowledge and technical training. We believe that our customers deserve the very best, which is why we offer same-day emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. American Vintage Home has been proudly serving the Chicago North Shore area for decades, and we will always go above and beyond for your satisfaction.
If you need garbage disposal repairs for your Chicago North Shore area home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the American Vintage Home team of experts! Call us at 847-999-4595 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today!
A well-maintained garbage disposal lasts a good number of years before the motor burns out or the blades wear down. Modern disposals tend to last longer than older models. The best way to choose between repair and replacement is to consider if the repair cost is less than buying a new disposal.
In most cases, it’s due to a foreign object stuck inside the disposal. If something is jammed in the blades of your garbage disposal, they won’t be able to rotate. An easy fix is to unplug the disposal and check the drain hole to see if something is lodged in the blades.
Follow the basic rules of what can and cannot be put down a garbage disposal. You can generally put any biodegradable food in a disposal. That includes most vegetable and fruit scraps (except fibrous items like celery), soft fish bones, soft cooked meat scraps, citrus rinds, and small bits of ice, which can help keep your garbage disposal clean.
Things to avoid: hot water or harsh chemicals, or overloading the disposal with too much waste. Garbage disposal blades are blunt, so there’s no need to “sharpen” them with things like large ice cubes or eggshells.
Many garbage disposal repairs can be done by a DIYer with some plumbing experience. You’ll typically need tools like a screwdriver, garbage disposal wrench, hex key, clamp, bucket, and cup plunger. If your garbage disposal isn’t working at all, it might be due to an electrical problem. If you lack the needed tools, or just want the peace of mind that comes with having a unit serviced by a plumber, it’s best to call in a professional.
Have more questions about garbage disposal repair or maintenance for your Chicago North Shore-area home? Call us at 847-999-4595 or contact American Vintage Home online to schedule your appointment today!