Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are a handy fixture in the kitchen, making cleaning up after meals less messy. But when the disposal breaks, it can become quite the nuisance. Severe problems, like clogs and leaks, can impact other parts of the plumbing system. If you’ve been noticing loud noises or poor performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, our expert technicians provide quality garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. If you need garbage disposal repair in Eastern Pennsylvania, let’s go ahead and set up an appointment!

How Do Garbage Disposals Work? What Are Some Common Disposal Problems?

Garbage disposals are built to break down food waste before it affects your plumbing system. Compact blades located inside of the disposal carve up debris into smaller pieces, helping with drainage. Your average disposal is an energy-efficient fixture, requiring less water and electricity to function.

If a malfunction appears, it’s frequently traced back to an electrical issue or improper use. The most important thing to know about your garbage disposal is to learn what it’s capable of breaking down. UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing technicians give your disposal a full assessment of the problem to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again.

1. The Disposal Won’t Start

When a garbage disposal isn’t running in the first place, try pressing the reset button located on the unit. If your disposal still isn’t running, it’s often because there’s electrical problem or because the blades have gotten lodged against something. Damaged wiring may not be safe to inspect and repair, so it’s almost always better to leave garbage disposal repair to certified technicians.

2. The Disposal’s Blades Aren’t Running

If you’ve started the disposal but the blades aren’t actually spinning, it could be an electrical error, a problem with the motor, or another malfunction somewhere internally. Our repair technicians will make sure the disposal is off before looking for obstructions.

Occasionally, a hard piece of food debris is stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and making it harder for them to spin. Broken or malfunctioning blades are capable of injury, so make sure never to reach into a garbage disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Evidence of a leak is a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. When foreign objects are hard enough, it may damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Unexplained water damage can also help you figure out there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you find mold or mildew close to drain, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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What Can and Can't Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Keeping track of what’s appropriate to put in your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are general guidelines:


Start with food pieces as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.

Don’t throw in fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog up your garbage disposal.



The majority of liquids are okay, but you should never pour in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and damage internal components.

Coffee grounds and eggshells frequently cause trouble, so avoid dumping them into your garbage disposal.



UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are committed to providing quality disposal repairs. We’ll find and fix your problem right away unless the cost of repairs equals the cost of a replacement. At that point, it’s likely better for your budget to schedule garbage disposal installation in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Whatever you need, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 877-960-0731 today!

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