Garbage Disposal Services

After washing dishes, it’s common for some leftover food to go down the drain. A garbage disposal system breaks these food chunks up using pulverizing lugs to push the food against a grinding palate. This process turns your food scraps into a liquid substance that will flow down your drain easily without obstruction.

However, if your device isn’t operating efficiently, you will notice more clogs in your kitchen sink, as the food will collect at the bottom of your sink in its original bulky form.

If your sink is starting to smell or you notice fluids coming back up into your sink after you’ve run the garbage disposal, schedule a service call with Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric. We provide plumbing services, including garbage disposal repair, installation and maintenance, to Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs including Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, and more. If your garbage disposal is broken or needs to be replaced, contact Ravinia Plumbing today for service. We can send a plumber to your home to provide the service in a timely and professional manner.

Garbage Disposal Repairs

Repairing a garbage disposal unit can be tricky. That’s why it is a task that is best left to the professionals. Trying to perform a garbage disposal repair on your own can actually cause more damage to the unit. At Ravinia Plumbing, all of our plumbers are licensed with the state of Illinois and are qualified to handle any garbage disposal issues you may be experiencing.

Here are some signs to look out for that indicate you may need garbage disposal repair services:

  • Humming noises or other strange sounds
  • The system won’t turn at all
  • Leaks
  • Bad smells that won’t go away
  • You’re frequently pressing the reset button
  • A clogged garbage disposal
  • No power

Garbage Disposal Installation Services

There are instances when your garbage disposal is beyond repair. If your garbage disposal is emitting a very rancid odor or is simply not turning on, then it may be time for a new unit.

Garbage disposals consist of various moving parts. If several essential components, like the impellers and spinning plate, break, it’ll be more costly to repair them than it would be to replace the whole garbage disposal.

Along with offering repairs, Ravinia Plumbing can also provide a new garbage disposal and professional installation. We’ll upgrade your unit to ensure it accommodates your household’s needs.

DIY Garbage Disposal Maintenance

To keep your garbage disposal humming along and reduce the chance of an untimely breakdown, it’s a good idea to perform regular maintenance on the unit. Some easy maintenance tips include:

  • Sharpening the Blades. You can perform this simple task by putting a handful of ice cubes down the drain, turning the disposal on to grind the cubes, and flushing the garbage disposal with cold water afterward.
  • Cleaning and Descaling the Unit. To clean and descale your garbage disposal, pour a cup of vinegar in it and let it sit for about an hour. Afterward, use hot water to flush the disposal.
  • Eliminating Odors. Nothing’s worse than a rancid smell coming from your disposal. You can fix this issue by grinding up some lemon wedges to create more refreshing odors coming from your garbage disposal.

How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last?

Well-maintained garbage disposals can last an average of 10-15 years. If your unit is older than 10 years and needs an expensive repair, it might be time to consider garbage disposal replacement service.

Call Ravinia Plumbing for Garbage Disposal Services

At Ravinia Plumbing, our company vehicles are stocked with the right parts to make efficient repairs, and we know when to recommend replacement instead of repairs. Plus, you’ll love our friendly, knowledgeable plumbers who are committed to offering the best garbage disposal services in the area.

If you want reliable, effective, and quick repairs for your garbage disposal, Ravinia Plumbing is the company to trust. Contact us today to schedule plumbing service, including garbage disposal repair and installation, in the Chicago Northshore and Chicago Northwest areas, and our team will create an action plan to remediate the issue at hand!