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elevate yxFnOUSjx6E unsplash 1When John W. Hammes invented the first garbage disposal in Racine, WI, over 90 years ago, who would have known how they would have become an appliance found in many households across the world? Garbage disposals are great units to have in your home and can be found across many households in Asheville, NC. 

While they are a wonderful addition for homeowners and make for a quick clean-up in the kitchen, garbage disposals can fail just like any other household appliance. These failures can lead to foul odors, electrical problems,  and issues with your kitchen plumbing.  If you are experiencing problems with your garbage disposal and live in Buncombe County, reach out to Barlow Plumbing today.

How Does a Garbage Disposal Work?

Garbage disposals are devices that are attached underneath a sink and collect solid food waste in a grinding chamber. Solid food is ground down by an impeller plate, which spins very quickly, driving food waste against the grinding chamber’s outside wall. 

The food is broken down into small pieces and is subsequently washed away by water through the perforations in the chamber wall.

Common Garbage Disposal Issues

When things go wrong with your garbage disposal, more often than not, it is caused by some sort of clog in the system. However, several other problems and warning signs could arise and would need to be serviced soon, such as:

  • Leaking Disposal
  • Electrical Humming 
  • Smoke 
  • Grinding Metal sounds 
  • Foul Odor
  • Draining Into Dishwasher

While it may seem easier to attempt to solve the problem yourself, in the long run, you are better off hiring a professional technician to handle garbage disposal repairs. The best way to safely determine problems with your garbage disposal is to call a trusted, professional technician. 

Barlow Plumbing has expertly trained service technicians who can quickly trace the source of your garbage disposal problem and safely make repairs or replace your old garbage disposal with a new unit. 

If you have garbage disposal repair or service needs in Asheville, NC, and could benefit from an experienced plumbing company with decades of experience, the technicians at Barlow Plumbing are ready to take care of business. 

We are here to make sure that all of your plumbing repair and service needs are taken care of quickly and professionally. For more information or to schedule a repair, contact the team at Barlow Plumbing today!