Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making tasks like washing dishes less messy. But when the disposal breaks, it can cause all sorts of problems. Many concerns, like clogs and leaks, can affect other parts of the plumbing system. If you’re hearing unpleasant noises or struggling with inconsistent performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At Xtra Mile, you can count on us to provide quality garbage disposal services to help keep kitchen cleanup a mess-free process. When you need garbage disposal repair in Riviera Beach and surrounding areas, let’s go ahead and figure out the details!

How Do Garbage Disposals Work? What Are Some Common Disposal Problems?

Garbage disposals are designed to break down crumbs and similar leftovers before they can affect your plumbing system. Tiny blades housed inside of the disposal carve up debris into more manageable pieces, helping with drainage. The standard garbage disposal is energy efficient, needing less water and electricity to function.

If a malfunction appears, it’s most often a result of an electrical issue or improper use. The best way to protect your garbage disposal is to learn what food waste shouldn’t go in it. Xtra Mile technicians find the root cause of the problem to ensure repairs offer lasting benefits.

1. Your Garbage Disposal Isn’t Turning On

To see if your disposal is unable to start, try pushing the reset button located on the unit. If your disposal still isn’t running, it’s usually because of electrical problem or because the blades have gotten lodged against something. Damaged wiring may not be safe to inspect and repair, so we suggest leaving garbage disposal repair to skilled technicians.

2. The Motor Is Running, But the Blades Aren’t

If you’ve started the disposal but the blades fail to start spinning, it could be an electrical error, damage to the motor, or another malfunction somewhere between the blades and the motor. For safety reasons, we make sure the disposal is off before find the root cause.

Every now and then, something like old food gets stuck inside the disposal, catching the blades and preventing them from moving. Broken or malfunctioning blades are capable of injury, so keep hands and tools out of the disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Leaking is a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. When foreign objects are hard enough, it can crack or otherwise damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Unexplained water damage can also help you figure out there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you find mold or mildew close to drain, the garbage disposal may be to blame.

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What Can and Can't Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Determining what can and can’t go into your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are some reminders:


Keep food waste pieces as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.

Don’t throw in fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog up your garbage disposal.



Liquids like milk or soda won’t hurt the disposal, but avoid pouring in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and gum up internal components.

Coffee grounds and eggshells frequently cause trouble, so avoid putting them into your garbage disposal.



Xtra Mile's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Xtra Mile, you can always anticipate quality disposal repairs. Our team of technicians can find and fix your problem right away unless the cost of repairs is similar to a replacement. By then, it’s likely better for your budget to arrange garbage disposal installation in Riviera Beach and surrounding areas.

Whatever you need, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 561-823-9872 today!

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While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. Xtra Mile considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.