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Garbage Disposal Maintenance

The garbage disposal is one of the great conveniences of the modern kitchen. They allow you to rid your home of food waste that otherwise might linger in trash cans. This waste is simply chopped up and washed away with your kitchen sink’s other waste water with very little effort on your part. But that doesn’t mean these systems don’t need to be cared for to maintain proper operation.

Whether you’re just considering having a garbage disposal installed or you’re experiencing problems with an existing unit, the plumbing experts at Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help with garbage disposals. Our skilled technicians are always available to come to your home to inspect, maintain, repair or replace your garbage disposal. You will find that your problem is quickly solved, your troubles are quickly forgotten and your disposal is back in business in no time.

Garbage Disposal Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

Many homeowners tend to neglect their garbage disposals. For the most part, a garbage disposal is not a device that needs much attention, but there are a couple little things you can do to keep it functioning at its best.

  • Ice: To keep the blades clear of debris, dump a full tray of ice into the disposal. Run some cold water and turn the disposal on. Let the blades whir until the ice is all gone, then turn it off and let the cold water run for about 15 more seconds before turning that off as well.
  • Vinegar: Another good method for keeping the disposal blades clean and removing corrosive mineral deposits is to put a cup of white vinegar down the drain. Let that sit and soak for about an hour, then flush with hot water. The vinegar will break up mineral deposits.
  • Lemon Peels: For odor control, toss some lemon peels into the disposal once in a while. This breaks up smelly gunk and leaves the drain smelling fresher.

How Can You Clear Garbage Disposal Jams?

Whether you overestimated your disposal’s abilities or inadvertently dropped a whole potato into it, you may find yourself in a situation with a jammed disposal. There are a couple of things you can try to get the blades spinning freely again. Here are a few tips:

  • Turn Off Power to the Unit: To do this, find the motor under the sink and either unplug it from its power source or turn the master switch to off. You can also flip the circuit breaker if you have access to the breaker box. If you cannot access either the unit or the power to the unit, do not proceed with working on the disposal and call a professional.
  • Use a Wooden Spoon: Take a wooden spoon or similar object and insert it into the drain. Turn it around, back and forth, working the blades manually until the offending foreign object is broken up.
  • Locate the Hex Key: This wrench is designed to be inserted into a small fitting on the underside of the disposal unit. Turn the wrench back and forth to manipulate the blades.

If neither of these methods works for you, or if you just feel more comfortable having a professional handle the situation, call Dial One Plumbing. Our plumbing experts know how to handle all kinds of garbage disposal problems. Call us today to learn more about our garbage disposal services.

 

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Very happy with the service. I wasn’t sure what to expect but glad the problem was taken care of quickly and professionally.


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the do have a great service and qualify tech James. Is a little over price but if you looking for great results is worth the price unless you want to be cheap go to someone else.


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excellent job!




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both James and James were very professional, polite and SO thorough!


Map of Cedar Hill, TX

jonathan did a a/c tuneup today very knowledgeable very good worker. great service




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Great overall experience




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A great overall experience from beginning to end. I appreciated all of the time Daniel took to examine my existing system, ask questions and make recommendations on a replacement. It was clear that not all companies are willing to do that. The installation team showed up on time and worked quickly to remove the old system and get the new one into place. Everyone was very nice and professional, I highly recommend the entire team.


Map of Red Oak, TX

tech was very congenial and knowledegable-fair pricing-well satisfied




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OVERALL INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE!




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I don't write reviews. So, you must know this is a really good company for me to be taking time to write this... We've been home owners for 20yrs. We've used so many different plumbing companies, it has been exhausting wondering "are they going to do a good job? are they ripping me off?" Dial One Johnson was recommended to us by a neighbor and they are TOP NOTCH! We've had them out to service sewer line blockages (old house, roots growing, yuck but they solved the issue!) and now a broken water heater issue. In all service experiences, the guys are professional and patient. They take time to share their knowledge in layman's terms, which I completely appreciated! Their service fee is the lowest I've seen, so I felt taken care of (not taken advantage of). The Gals who manage the calls are so polite, always cheerful and work to get a service provider out as soon as possible. And best of all, they have a REALLY affordable yearly service/maintenance plan that I am signing up for- because it comes with all kinds of savings and PEACE OF MIND- that I now have professionals taking care of my plumbing, heating AND AC needs! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this CompanY!


Great service very informative awesome




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James did a wonderful job


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James came to a rental property with very unique plumbing issues several times. I live out of town and he continually sent me pictures and called me with issues. I SO appreciate his dedication and persistence. He thought “out of the box” and was able to fix everything. He spent lots of time, did great work and prices were reasonable. He was there until 6:30 on a Friday the first time he came. Thank you James and Dial One Plumbing. You are my new plumbers!


Response from Dial One Johnson Plumbing:

Thank you Janelle for you kind words! I am so glad that we can be you Go-To Company for any plumbing, cooling or heating issues that arise at your rental properties! We are so happy to help you feel at ease knowing you have a company you can trust! Call Dial One when problems arise and we will get you taken care of immediately! Thanks Again, Debra Clark, Dial One


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Great experience


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We appreciate the wonderful review of our company Kim! Thank you so much, Debra Clark, Dial One


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Even though my problem wasn't resolved, James told me what needed to be done. Gave me all of my options. Thanks James


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I am so glad that you gave us the opportunity to help correct your issue James. We do understand that when plumbing issues arise they are usually unexpected and can sometimes be expensive. We like to give all our customers all the options we see as well as any knowledge we have on their particular plumbing problem, so that you can make the best decision for your family. Thank you, Debra Clark, Dial One


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Response from Dial One Johnson Plumbing:

Thank you Mike for such a great review and rating of our services! We appreciate you, Debra Clark, Dial One