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Why is My Garbage Disposal Not Working?

November 20, 2020
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Garbage disposals have quickly become an important feature of American kitchens. They’re convenient and save us time from having to completely wipe down our plates. It’s a major inconvenience when it stops working. Let’s take a look at the most common reasons why your garbage disposal would stop working and what you can do to […]

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Does Your Kitchen Need a Garbage Disposal?

January 9, 2020
Category: Kitchen Plumbing

Garbage disposals are a popular kitchen accessory for many homeowners. This sink add-on is an effective way to dispose of leftover food without any hassle to the homeowner. The best thing about garbage disposals is that they are easy for your local plumber to install and are affordable. Take a look at some of the […]

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Broken Glass in Your Garbage Disposal?

June 5, 2019
Category: Plumbing Systems, Tips

We’ve all dropped a glass only to see it shatter, sending shards everywhere. Picking up and finding all of the pieces can be a hassle, especially considering the threat of missing one and stepping on it later. Breaking glass in your sink may not seem like a massive problem, but if you have a garbage […]

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How to Get Rid of a Garbage Disposal Odor

April 23, 2019
Category: Drains

You come home from work, head into your kitchen to get a drink, when you’re hit with a horrible smell. You open the fridge and sniff, nope. The trash can? No dice. Where could this smell be emanating from? You walk towards your sink, sniff, it’s the garbage disposal. Now you’ve found the smell, but […]

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Garbage Disposal Maintenance Guide

November 8, 2018
Category: Drains

Garbage disposals are exceptionally convenient additions to any home, but they don’t give you license to throw just anything down the drain. Your garbage disposal needs love and care just like any other part of your home’s plumbing and today we’re going to discuss a few ways that you can take good care of it. […]

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Why Does My Kitchen Drain Smell So Bad?

June 28, 2018
Category: Drains

Kitchen sinks see a lot of horrors over the years. Grease, old macaroni and cheese, and other nastiness has probably made it into your sink. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. Now, you have a nasty smell coming out of your kitchen sink drain and you don’t know why. Today we’re going to be taking […]

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What Not to Put Down a Garbage Disposal

August 31, 2017
Category: Drains, General

Garbage disposals can be a great feature on your kitchen sink in the removal of food waste, but they do come with limitations on what can and can’t be disposed of. Being aware of these limitations can be the difference between a well-functioning disposal with a long lifespan and a broken disposal that requires premature […]

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Troubleshooting My Garbage Disposal Issues Safely

October 26, 2016
Category: Tips

Garbage disposals contain sharp blades that help grind kitchen waste into smaller particles so they can be disposed of properly in your kitchen sink. These blades make fixing certain problems with your disposal particularly dangerous. Here are some common disposal problems and how to safely troubleshoot them: Fixing a Leak Unplug the garbage disposal or […]

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Things You Should Never Put in a Garbage Disposal

November 12, 2015
Category: Tips

Many times, when our Maryland plumbers are called in to resolve a clog or a similar plumbing issue, it is something preventable. Some homeowners are unaware that there are things that shouldn’t end up in your plumbing, while others simply take a shortcut and hope for the best. Unfortunately, wishful thinking doesn’t work with plumbing. […]

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