Even some of the bravest among us have at one point or another feared to stick their hand in the garburator. It is a smart decision. We say this a lot but, if you don’t feel that you have the right experience to take on a repair on your own you really should not try. Especially if we are talking about situations like these where a small misstep can really cost you dearly. Most of the times these repairs are not overly complicated or expensive. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and have us give you a quote on our services!
When Is It Time To Give Us A Call
This is one of the most difficult things to determine with a lot of appliances. With a garburator, you have to have a good ear. That can really help you determine whether or not you are going to be facing a problem. It is a lot like taking care of a car when you sort of hear that it is working too hard. That is usually because you either put way too much food or because the garburator is getting ready to give out on you.
Garburators Don’t Have Blades
Contrary to popular belief garburators don’t work exactly the same as blenders do. Garburators don’t have blades as blenders do to decompress the food. That does not mean that the system cannot wear down. A lot of times all of the electrical parts of the garburator work, but it is just unable to get enough pressure on the food to be able to decompose it as it should. When this happens we, of course, will take a look at the entire system. Having done that and proven that all of the other parts of the system work properly we may just need to make some minor replacements to get the system working again.
Don’t Rule Out Plumbing Issues
Ideally, you will be able to spot a garburator problem before it can cause other types of damages to your kitchen. Having said that, we know that this is not always going to be possible. What we recommend in these cases is that you have your pipes checked out and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Especially if you recognize that you put a higher workload on the garburator than usual. This not only could be responsible for the overall failure of the garburator, but it could also have let a lot of food residue enter the drain.
How Long Should Garburators Last?
The range that a lot of garburator manufacturers point to is a bit large. They may say the garburator should last around 10 to 15 years. If you have a garburator that falls within that age range you may want to have it replaced entirely. If that is going to be your best choice we can also help you out. We can install new or refurbished garburators in all sorts of kitchens. Find out much more details about us.