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Indianapolis Garbage Disposal Repair


One of the biggest unsung heroes in the kitchen is our garbage disposal. We rely on our garbage disposal day after day and often don’t think twice about it—until it stops working. Chances are if you’re on this page of our website, your garbage disposal is humming, grinding, or not turning on anymore.

Not to worry! The licensed plumbing experts at Mr. Plumber are trained to tackle common garbage disposal repair issues and replace old disposal systems. When your kitchen disposal fails, our plumbing technicians will examine your garbage disposal thoroughly, determine what led to the issue, and provide you with options on how to get your disposal system working again.

Schedule service now or give us a call to book your garbage disposal repair appointment.


$100 OFF Any Plumbing Repair

$100 OFF Any Plumbing Repair

$100 OFF Any Plumbing Repair

$100 OFF Any Plumbing Repair

Promo Code: HC23

Expires: Jul 14, 2024

Valid with repair. See dealer for details, discounts, warranties, guarantees. Some restrictions apply. Normal business hours only. Residential owner-occupied only. Existing residential only. Must be presented at time of service. Cannot combine with other offers or discounts. Customer responsible for filing utility rebates if applicable. Not valid on previous purchases. Must be in service area. Financing with approved credit. Minimum monthly payments required. Interest accrues at time of purchase unless paid in full during promotional period. For regular term purchases, APR is based on US prime rate and is subject to change. IN Plumbing CO50800249, IN Electrical EL2300041

$100 OFF Any Plumbing Repair

$100 OFF Any Plumbing Repair

Promotion Code: HC23

Expires Jul 14, 2024

Description:

Valid with repair. See dealer for details, discounts, warranties, guarantees. Some restrictions apply. Normal business hours only. Residential owner-occupied only. Existing residential only. Must be presented at time of service. Cannot combine with other offers or discounts. Customer responsible for filing utility rebates if applicable. Not valid on previous purchases. Must be in service area. Financing with approved credit. Minimum monthly payments required. Interest accrues at time of purchase unless paid in full during promotional period. For regular term purchases, APR is based on US prime rate and is subject to change. IN Plumbing CO50800249, IN Electrical EL2300041


What Do You Do When Your Garbage Disposal Stops Working?

Press the trash disposal reset button below the unit, and then start switching the unit on. Check your electrical circuits for damage or failure. Whenever this fails the garbage disposal wiring should also be checked first.

If your garbage disposal won’t start, first try resetting your GFI outlet. If it still doesn’t work, it’s time to have the unit professionally inspected before attempting to use it again. Using an impaired garbage disposal can burn the motor up.

If your garbage disposal stops working correctly or starts making loud or unusual noises, get it checked out. Many disposal problems are minor and can be repaired easily and quickly.

Trusted Garbage Disposal Services in Indianapolis


It’s easy for grease, fibrous foods, and metal to go down your garbage disposal and cause issues with its functionality, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be left without the convenience of this kitchen appliance.

When you need garbage disposal repair, our licensed plumbers are ready to find and fix the problem. Whether the fix is a repair or a new garbage disposal, we have fully stocked trucks and the experience and training to get the job done on time.


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Symptoms of a Garbage Disposal Problem and Likely Causes

With service trucks stocked with parts and equipment, our plumbers will complete garbage disposal service in Indianapolis quickly and affordably. If you notice any of these signs of trouble, give us a call!


Please note: Before trying a DIY fix, make sure the garbage disposal is turned off and the circuit breaker is shut off.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Garbage disposal maintenance is quite simple, and most problems can be avoided.

Do This:

The number one rule of using a garbage disposal… Never grind anything that is not a food item. It can damage the garbage disposal blades and motor.

  1. Clean your garbage disposal by pouring a little dish soap into it, turning on the cold water, and running it for about a minute. This will help keep odors away too.
  2. Prevent rust and corrosion by running your garbage disposal regularly This also keeps moving parts from freezing up, and food waste from building up.
  3. Turn the cold water all the way on when using your disposal. Cold water hardens food, making it easier for the garbage disposal to grind it up and push it out of the drain pipe.
  4. Run your disposal longer. After your garbage disposal has finished grinding up the waste, keep it and the water running for a minute. This ensures that all the food has been flushed out of the drain pipe to prevent clogs.
  5. Cut large food items into smaller pieces so the disposal is not overfilled which could cause it to overheat.
  6. Use a drain strainer to help avoid blockages.
  7. Help eliminate odors from your disposal by grinding up a small lemon peel with ice cubes while running water. Borax can be used to help eliminate odor-causing mold and mildew that is in your garbage disposal.
  8. Turn the garbage disposal off before you turn the water off.

Don’t Do This:

  1. Never grind metal, plastic, glass, or paper products.
  2. Do not grind cigarette butts.
  3. Only use cold water when using your garbage disposal. Hot water works great for cleaning most things, but not your garbage disposal. Hot water can melt the food your disposal is trying to grind up, allowing the waste to cling to the sides.
  4. Do not grind fibrous foods like celery and onion skins. The fibers can wind around the blades causing the motor to jam, leading to a blocked drain.
  5. Do not pour grease down the drain. It can build up on the blades and inside the drain causing difficulty grinding or a clogged drain.
  6. Avoid putting potato peels in the garbage disposal because the starches may make the blades stick together.
  7. Do not put pasta or rice down the drain. They will absorb water and possibly clog the drain.
  8. Avoid grinding bones.
  9. Try not to put coffee grounds down the drain. They won’t damage your garbage disposal, but they can build up in the drain and cause a clog.
  10. Do not use drain cleaners or bleach. They can damage the blades and your pipes.

New Garbage Disposal Installation in Indianapolis

Do you need to replace your existing kitchen disposal system? Are you ready to install a new garbage disposal under your kitchen sink? When garbage disposal repairs won’t cut it, it may be time to start with a brand-new system.

Mr. Plumber in Indianapolis specializes in garbage disposal installation services. We have multiple options to choose from the leading plumbing equipment brands on the market. Don’t take on a weekend project you are uncertain about. Trust the kitchen plumbing experts at Mr. Plumber today!

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