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Signs You Should Have Your Garbage Disposal Replaced

November 11, 2019 | Blog

Have you noticed that your garbage disposal hasn’t been working as well as it used to? The average garbage disposal should last anywhere from 9-15 years after installation, depending on the quality of the disposal system. Here are a few signs that you should have yours replaced.

Frequent Clogging

While a clogged garbage disposal isn’t completely uncommon, it can become much more frequent with an outdated system. If even the smallest bits of food items are causing your disposal system to stop working and needing a reset, this means that your blades are becoming much duller – and is a major sign that your garbage disposal needs replacing.

Unusual Odors

Since garbage disposals require you run water while grinding the food items you are sending down the drain, the smell of these wet foods should disappear shortly after disposing them. However, if you notice a lingering odor coming from your disposal, this could mean that the food items are not being ground down properly and are sitting in your drain, causing a bad smell.

Strange Noises

If you begin to notice different sounds coming from your disposal than you’re used to, this could be a sign that there is a malfunction in your garbage disposal. Even if your disposal is working the same and there is nothing clogging your system, this could also mean you need a replacement.

Poor Performance

If your disposal just flat-out doesn’t work as well as it used to, constantly needs resetting, shuts off randomly or takes much longer to process small food items are large signs that your garbage disposal is outdated and needs replacing.

If you suspect your garbage disposal is due for a replacement, contact Gotelli Plumbing for quick installation at a fair price by the highest quality plumbers in San Rafael.

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