Garbage Disposal Services in Akron
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Your laundry room is one of the most important rooms in your home. It needs to work properly to keep your household running smoothly. If you have a problem with your washing machine, drains, or utility sink, you could end up with costly damages that may be harmful to your health. You can trust the experts at Wilson Plumbing & Heating with all your Akron laundry room plumbing needs.
We have over 60 years of experience in the plumbing business and can help you find the perfect solution for your residential or commercial problems.
Put the Right Things Down the Disposal
A faucet can wear out over time and leak or cause other issues. Before you replace your faucet, you can try some simple DIY repairs to fix it. Here are some DIY tips from the experts at Wilson Plumbing & Heating.
The steps for fixing a sink faucet include:
- Turn off the water supply
- Drain the lines by turning on the faucet until the dripping ends
- Cover the sink with a towel or drain cover so no parts fall through while you work
- Take the faucet off by locating the cap on the back of the faucet, removing it, and loosening the screw
- Take the bonnet off the faucet with pliers that are covered with electrical tape for protection
If you have tried these repairs but still are not making progress, the skilled technicians at Wilson Plumbing & Heating can fix your faucet or replace it for you. No matter where you live in northeastern Ohio, we are here to help you. Give us a call to fix your faucet today in the Southern Cleveland, North Canton, and Akron areas.
Remember That Trash Belongs in the Trash Can
Some people place non-food items in the garbage disposal, and that’s a bad idea. Don’t put rubber bands, plastic packaging, sponges, flower arrangements, hair, or grease in the disposal. If you do you may end up with a clog, leak, or another mess down the line.
Use cold water while the food is going down and then 30-60 seconds afterward to help it flush through the pipes. Hot water can make the elements overheat and melt fats which will later solidify and create blockages down the line.
Establish a Cleaning Routine
Many people don’t realize that a garbage disposal needs regular cleaning, just like any other household appliance. Always be sure that the disposal is turned off before you clean. Wipe off the rubber guard with an anti-bacterial cleanser. Don’t use bleach or heavy-duty cleaning agents, because they can corrode the parts and render them useless. To clean the blades (but not sharpen them, as many believe), simply toss some ice and several wedges of lemon into the disposal and run it with cold water.
Never use your hand to retrieve an item or loosen a jam. A pair of tongs is much safer. You can use a hex-key wrench in the underside of the disposer to turn it back and forth and loosen the jam. Then push the reset button under the disposer to restart it. From the top side, loosen the jam by inserting two wooden dowels in an X-shape. Move them back and forth until the jam is loose.
Give Us a Call If You Get Stuck
If your disposal is jammed and you can’t fix it yourself, the plumbing technicians at Wilson Plumbing & Heating are ready to help. We can see if your plumbing is blocked and fix the jam. If your garbage disposal has worn out, we can replace it for you. The basic models start around $60, or you can upgrade to models with more insulation and more power. We will advise you on the best model for your family.
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