Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making cleaning up after meals less messy. But if something gets lodged in the disposal, it can become quite the nuisance. Many concerns, like clogs and leaks, can impact other parts of the plumbing system. If you’re hearing unpleasant noises or struggling with inconsistent performance from your disposal, it could be time to consider contacting the pros.

At South Jersey Energy Services Plus, our expert technicians provide fast and effective garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. If you’re considering garbage disposal repair in South Jersey, let’s go ahead and set up an appointment!

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

Garbage disposals are built to break down crumbs and similar leftovers before they can affect your plumbing system. Small blades housed inside of the disposal carve up debris into smaller pieces, preventing clogs from forming in the pipes. Your average disposal is an energy-efficient fixture, requiring smaller amounts water and electricity to function.

If something goes wrong, 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 can and can’t go into it. South Jersey Energy Services Plus technicians find the root cause of the problem to ensure a long-term solution.

1. Your Garbage Disposal Isn’t Turning On

If your disposal won’t start, try hitting the reset button located on the unit. If the disposal still won’t start, it’s routinely thanks to electrical problem or because the blades can’t move. Electrical damage like this may be dangerous to inspect and repair, so it’s best to leave garbage disposal repair to certified technicians.

2. The Blades Aren’t Moving Even Though the Motor Is

When the disposal turns on but the blades aren’t actually spinning, it might be an electrical error, a damaged motor, or another malfunction somewhere internally. For safety reasons, we make sure the disposal is off before looking for obstructions.

Sometimes, a hard piece of food debris is stuck inside the disposal, grabbing the blades and making it harder for them to spin. A disposal’s motor can spin the blades at speeds capable of injury, so make sure never to reach into a garbage disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Leaking is a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. As food waste solidifies and hardens, it could ruin internal components and potentially spring a leak. Unexplained water damage can also be a sign 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

Keeping track of what’s appropriate to put in your garbage disposal can be frustrating. Here are general guidelines:


Break pieces of food down as small as possible to make them easier to grind up.

Don’t throw in fibrous items like vegetable skins, which can clog the blades of your disposal.



Liquids like milk or soda won’t hurt the disposal, but you should never pour in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and ruin internal components.

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



South Jersey Energy Services Plus's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At South Jersey Energy Services Plus, we’re dedicated to quality disposal repairs. Our expert technicians find and fix your problem fast unless the cost of repairs is similar to a replacement. In these cases, it’s usually smarter for your budget to go ahead and proceed with garbage disposal installation in South Jersey.

Whatever you need, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 888-246-2610 today!

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