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Jackson's Garbage Disposal Specialists

The leftovers are past their usefulness. You don’t want to deal with them stinking up your garbage until the time comes to take it out. After a moment of debate, you dump the plate down the sink and into the mouth of the garbage disposal. After rinsing off the flatware, you go to flip it on. Nothing happens.

Most people in Jackson don’t realize how much they use their garbage disposal until they no longer have one. Often placed out of sight and mind, these small appliances grind up food waste. In doing so, they allow table scraps to be washed away with the sewage. They are a convenience that is a staple in most modern kitchens. But, like all appliances, garbage disposals have a finite lifespan. The blades dull. Eventually, (like in the imagined scenario above) the motor fails.

When those things happen, it’s time to give the plumbing professionals at Aspen Plumbing Services a call. In business since 1981, we’ve been helping people install and maintain their garbage disposals for over 43 years.

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Tips From The Garbage Disposal Experts

When it comes to garbage disposals, our team of highly skilled and trained drain experts have years of experience and can provide you with all of the information that you need to ensure your homes garbage disposal systems stay functioning properly year round. Below you will find helpful information about maintaining your garbage disposal, but feel free to call our team any time with any questions or concerns that you may have!

Common Garbage Disposal Issues

As mentioned above, garbage disposals wear down through regular use. In doing so, they become prone to breakdown. Fortunately, our plumbers are equipped to handle almost any type of garbage disposal repair. Not sure how to tell if your unit needs some TLC? Keep your eyes and ears peeled for:

  • Grinding Issues: Garbage disposals are designed to mince anything dropped into them, including bones and vegetables. If your unit isn’t chopping properly, blunt blades are usually to blame. Sometimes, however, the motor’s power source is reaching a critical power point. If you notice stuff coming out the same as it went in, it’s time to schedule an appointment for garbage disposal repair in Jackson.
  • Loud or Weird Noises: A garbage disposal makes a lot of noise during operation, but it should never be jarring or loud. If the volume of the motor suddenly shoots up—or you hear abnormal noises—something’s probably wrong with the unit. For your safety, cease use of the appliance and give our Jackson plumbers a call. We stock many parts needed for common replacements and can turn around most fixes in one day.
  • Intermittent Shutoffs: Garbage disposals come with automatic shutoffs. These are meant to ensure the unit operates safely. Sometimes, however, the sensors and switches powering this feature can malfunction. This leads to the unit shutting off at strange intervals. The best way to remedy this is to contact us and book an appointment for garbage disposal service.
  • Disposal Leaks: You open your cupboard and are greeted with the smell of mildew or rotten food. Looking up, you see your garbage disposal is to blame. Fortunately, repairing this problem isn’t always expensive. Sometimes a worn out valve or washer is to blame. Other times, cracked pipes produce undesired leaks and must be repaired. Regardless of the cause of your garbage disposal leak in Jackson, our plumbers are here to help.
  • Water That Doesn’t Drain: If water isn’t draining from your garbage disposal, there’s likely a faulty valve. Until the worn out part is replaced, you won’t be able to use the unit. That’s why you should call a professional plumber as soon as possible. For readers who call Jackson or Albion home, we suggest contacting Aspen Plumbing first.

Garbage Disposal Installation

Are you tired of the smell of rotting food stinking up your kitchen? Has your old garbage disposal reached its limit? Well, then, it’s time to schedule a garbage disposal replacement with Aspen Plumbing Services. Our plumbing experts truly understand these machines and know how to hook them up safely and efficiently. Their ample experience also ensures you get the right sized unit for your home.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Using the garbage disposal as intended and following the instructions lessens the need for repair. While certain things vary from model to model, the following tips always apply:

  • Watch Your Waste: Though you can put a lot of things through a disposal, there are some limits. First, don’t overload the unit. Space out putting waste down the disposal to give the attached pipes time to drain. Also, avoid tossing grease, coffee grounds, egg shells, and peels down the drain. These items can damage the garbage disposal.
  • Keep It Fresh: You need to clean your garbage disposal regularly. Along with rinsing the unit, you should also throw some ice cubes down the drain to better scrub the blades.
    After that, put a few lemons down to lessen odors and remove stains.
  • Treat Bacteria: The mixing of foodstuffs a garbage disposal encounters leads to bacteria build-up. These health hazards can be difficult to remove. That’s where this pro tip comes in. Once a month, sprinkle some baking soda down the drain. Wait a minute or two for it to settle and then add vinegar. The chemical reaction that follows will sanitize the unit and clean the blades.

Garbage Disposal Repair: All Makes & Models

We have served the Jackson area for 43 years and are familiar with all brands and models of disposals. There are few issues our technicians have not seen, and they always come stocked with the parts needed for your typical garbage disposal repair. The brands we see most often include:

  • InSinkErator
  • Moen
  • Waste King
  • Garburator
  • KitchenAid
  • WasteMaid
  • Everbilt
  • Whirlpool
  • GE
  • American Standard
  • Frigidaire

We know how important a functioning garbage disposal is to an efficient kitchen, and we want to keep yours that way. If you need to talk to someone about garbage disposal repair or replacement, contact us by calling u. If phones aren’t your thing, you can also use our online scheduling form. Our expansive service area includes not only Jackson but also Chelsea and Albion.

No matter the size or shape of your garbage disposal problem, our team is here and ready to assist needs. As shown by our reviews on Google, our Jackson plumbing company is devoted to ensuring every client’s total satisfaction. We want to be the company you recommend to your friends and family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While chemical drain cleaners are acceptable in certain situations, we discourage using them frequently or as a first solution. These chemicals are extremely toxic and can eat away at pipes if overused. Ask us about safer alternatives to deter and clear clogs.
Our plumbers have access to tools and materials that can clear up any clog without damaging your pipes. And, if your home has recurring clogs, only a real Jackson plumber can get rid of them for good!

A lot of plumbing problems are easy to spot, but leaks have a tendency to go unnoticed. This is because they often start small and can go unnoticed for months or years. They can also hide under floors, above ceilings, and behind walls, making them more challenging to find. Here are a few signs you may have a leak:

  • Rapidly climbing water bills
  • Your water meter ticks even when you aren’t using water
  • A musty smell or signs of mold become visible
  • Discoloration and dampness occurs near tubs and toilets

If you see any of these signs, don’t panic. Call Aspen Plumbing at (517) 750-9913 and schedule an appointment instead!

If your shower pressure is low when other fixtures are running, you may have an insufficient plumbing system. If the problem persists when only the shower is running, there may be a leaking pipe somewhere.
 

There are a number of simple ways to downsize your water bill. These include:

  • Taking shorter showers
  • Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth
  • Only running the washing machine or dryer when you have a full load
  • Installing low-flow showerheads and toilets
  • Adding a brick to your toilet tank to reduce the amount of water used per flush

If you try all these things and your water bill keeps climbing, you may have a leak in your home. Call (517) 750-9913, so one of our plumbers can investigate.

The average water heater in Jackson lasts between 8 and 12 years. Note that this applies to gas water heaters; electric ones can last a little longer. However, the signs that a new water heater is needed don’t relate to fuel source. These include:

  • Dark or rusty water
  • No hot water
  • Flooding and dampness around your water heater

In the Jackson area, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to dip below 32°F. When that happens, pipes can freeze and burst. Fixing frozen pipes is one of the most expensive plumbing repairs you can have. Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take to prevent this catastrophe. These include:

  • Opening doors and cabinets on cold days
  • Insulating pipes inside and outside your home
  • Keeping a faucet dripping
  • Quickly patching any cracks
  • Never set your thermostat lower than 55°F
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