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Garbage Disposal Problems

Trouble with Your Garbage Disposal? Call Thousand Oaks Plumbing! 

A kitchen’s garbage disposal gets rid of food waste, reduces unpleasant odors and makes cooking cleanup quick and easy. But when this everyday appliance stops working, it can be a major inconvenience. If your disposal won’t turn on, doesn’t grind properly, isn’t draining, makes a strange noise, leaks or has a funky smell, the experts at Thousand Oaks Plumbing can help.

We offer emergency service for your garbage disposal. Start an online chat or give us a call at (805) 494-4981 and our friendly representatives will dispatch a technician right away!

Why Isn’t My Garbage Disposal Working? 

Here are some of the most common reasons for trouble with your garbage disposal:

Jammed Gears

Putting the wrong foods (like produce skins, coffee grounds, asparagus and eggshells) or foreign objects in the unit can cause gears to jam.

Power Supply

If your disposal doesn’t make any noise and doesn’t turn on, it probably isn’t receiving any power. The fix may be as simple as resetting the unit or power supply.

Burned Out Motor

Age, overheating and improper use can lead to a burned-out motor and the need for a new unit.

Clogged Drain or Line

If your disposal isn’t draining properly, the cause could be a blocked drain or clog in the plumbing line.

Faulty Plumbing Connections

Leaks under the unit or at connections under the sink can mean a loose mounting, worn-out hoses or faulty gaskets.

Do I Need a Plumber? 

If you are handy, you might be able to repair simple problems like a loose screw or damaged washer. But there are many different types of faucets and each one operates different and requires unique parts. The best way to get your leaking or dripping faucet fixed is to enlist the help of a professional plumber.

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