Atlanta Sewer Repair
Mechanical, electric garbage disposals, in most North American Countries, have replaced goats as the primary source of eradicating unwanted foodstuffs, waste, and household trash. While these new machines were easier to corral than goats, and were less likely to head-butt their owners, garbage disposals did not come without their own sets of problems.
Clogged and jammed disposals are fairly common occurrences for trash compacting and garbage excavating devices. Obvious jams can happen if you try to put something in the disposal that it is not equipped to dispense of, like silverware, or sometimes bone and other very hard items. But less obvious clogs can occur over time, and although they don’t cause the same kind of immediate reaction from whoever is trying to use the disposal, lesser clogs can be just as harmful, and can stifle the functionality of your home’s garbage disposal device.
If you do have a blocked, or backed up compactor, water and other items may drain much more slowly. Or disgusting, bacteria-filled garbage water can flow from inside the drainage pipes back into the sink. Gross! Quite often, simple maintenance techniques, like checking for dull blades or leaky pipes, can remedy the garbage disposal problems. But not always.
You should never stick your hand down into the dark abyss of a jammed garbage disposal, unless you want to land the role of Captain Hook in a life-long, unfunny play entitled “Things I Wish I’d Never Done.” If you feel like you absolutely must go into the drain, flip the power off at the circuit breaker. You may then, and only then, more safely inspect the unit. If the power is off, you might even be able to use a plumbing auger to dislodge or unclog your unit.
Or you could also do yourself the ultimate favor, take the safest precaution, and utilize the smartest method to repairing your malfunctioning garbage disposal: and that’s to simply call Majestic Plumbing & Electric! We are Metro Atlanta’s number one resource for all things plumbing, including sewer repair, and garbage disposal repair! Call us today, and put Majestic’s expertise and experience on your side! (404) 418-8282