How To Handle a Garbage Disposal Situation Until your Plumber Arrives

If your garbage disposal stops working or starts to leak, you may call in a plumber to assist you with the problem. Unfortunately, many people make mistakes while they are waiting for the plumber to arrive. Here are a few things you should do while you wait for the plumber to arrive.

Stop Using the Garbage Disposal

First and foremost, stop using the garbage disposal. A leak can get worse if the garbage disposal is used and begins to vibrate. And sending food particles down the sink if the garbage disposal is not working can create more work for a plumber when they arrive. Avoid sending items into the garbage disposal and using it until the plumber arrives.

Catch the Leaking Water

If your garbage disposal is leaking, place towels, a pot or a bucket under the garbage disposal. The last thing that you want is water to leak all over your cabinet or drywall. This can lead to mold forming in the future or wood rot occurring. Be sure to catch the water if it is leaking to prevent further problems.

Avoid Pouring Chemicals Down the Drain

The most important thing you can do while you wait until your plumber arrives is to avoid pouring chemicals down the drain. Many people pour chemical clog removers down the drain, hoping it will remove any clogs that may be causing the disposal not to work or eat away at food particles stuck in the garbage disposal. However, chemicals may not push through the drain and can be unsafe for a plumber who goes to open up the drain or garbage disposal. Never use chemicals if you are experiencing garbage disposal issues.

If you are experiencing problems with your garbage disposal, don’t wait another┬áminute to call your Cocoa Beach Plumber. We are experts in repairing and replacing garbage disposals in any style of kitchen.


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