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Garbage Disposals Service and Installation

Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are relatively simple devices, but like any type of appliance, they can still break. A garbage disposal does not actually have spinning blades, as you might expect. Rather, a garbage disposal works by using centrifugal force to pull food through a grind ring that grinds it up into tiny particles. Garbage disposals get clogged because the waste line or trap gets coated and eventually obstructed with food waste.

The following are some reasons why a garbage disposal is not operating properly:

Foreign Objects

If you have an object stuck in your garbage disposal, do not stick your hand in to get it out! First unplug the disposal and then call your Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air expert. We will safely remove the object and make sure your disposal is working properly.

Water Flow and Drain Clogs

Water needs to flow through the disposal system while it’s grinding in order to remove waste materials through the drainage system. If this is not done, over time, waste material such as grease and dirt will collect and build up creating a clog in the drain lines. Our trained and professional plumbers will use biodegradable products that are safe for your drains and your home to clear the problem. Additionally, it may be necessary to clean out the P trap, or if the clog is severe, the line may need to be snaked or rootered out.

Grinding Egg Shells or Coffee Grounds

Grinding egg shells or coffee grounds creates small granular waste that will stick to any sludge in the pipe and quickly create a clog.

Grinding Potato Peels or Banana Peels

Both of these peels create starchy pastes in the system that are well known to clog any garbage disposal.


Putting too much into the garbage disposal will create an overload. Luckily, most systems have an automatic shutoff to prevent overheating.

Whether it’s a new installation or a repair of your garbage disposal, you can feel confident knowing Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air hires experienced and certified service technicians who will get your system working properly.