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Plumber Guide: Why Is My Garbage Disposal Making Grinding Noises?

The garbage disposal  makes cleaning up after meals extremely easy. Unfortunately, the garbage disposal will not eat just anything you send down the drain, and you need to be careful to avoid putting certain foods and substances into it.  If your garbage disposal has begun making grinding noises, you should call a professional to take a look. When you need a plumber in Cherry Hill, NJ, make sure you call SPS Mechanical for excellent repair services.

A garbage disposal has various components, including two hopper chambers, a waste line connector, flywheel, and shredding ring, all of which are powered by the insulated motor. While it’s not necessarily a complex device, it can be difficult to fix. If your garbage disposal is not working properly, make sure you turn it off and do not use it until it’s been inspected by a plumber. You may be able to avoid permanent damage to these components by catching the problem early on. Further use will only worsen the problem.

A grinding noise is most likely a loose object stuck within the grinding hopper, most likely a non-organic or metallic object, like a teaspoon or bottle cap. This can typically be removed without too much fuss, but it’s possible that the grinding noise is rather due to the friction of a loose component, or the space between the flywheel and the inner sides of the hopper, or chamber. In this case, your garbage disposal may need to have one or more of the components replaced.

Garbage disposals can be dangerous to work on. Make sure that you and your family members know about the sharp surfaces within the disposal, and what not to put down there. If you need a plumber in Cherry Hill, NJ, call SPS Mechanical today!

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