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It’s hard for many homeowners to picture life without a garbage disposal. It provides a great service that many families have grown to rely on. Unfortunately, garbage disposals don’t last forever. If you have one, you’ll need garbage disposal replacement services eventually. Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your garbage disposal.

Unusual Noises

You’re probably pretty familiar with the sound that your garbage disposal makes. If it starts making new noises that you aren’t familiar with, it could indicate a bigger problem. Sometimes the answer is a piece of dinnerware that has made its way inside of the unit. Other times, it’s the last death rattle of the equipment.

Won’t Turn On

While this one may seem like an easy decision, it’s still worth talking about. If your garbage disposal won’t turn on, you might need to replace it. That said, other issues could cause this to happen. For example, maybe something tripped the circuit that your garbage disposal is on. You may be able to fix this issue by pressing the reset button on the unit. If that doesn’t solve the issue, it’s probably time to contact a professional.

Bad Smells

If you put something foul down the garbage disposal, it will probably have an unpleasant smell. It’s not common, however, for smells to linger around for long. If you have overpowering odors that simply won’t go away, it may be a sign that your disposal isn’t doing its job properly anymore. The most likely issue is that it isn’t cutting up food properly, so the debris gets trapped in the unit and can’t be washed away.

Leaking Water

Lastly, it’s time for garbage disposal replacement if your unit starts leaking water. Usually, this means that the seals on the equipment have worn out. Also, it could mean that your unit is starting to rust. Whatever the reason, a leaky garbage disposal is a clear sign that it’s time for a new unit.

Contact Us Today to Replace Your Garbage Disposal

If your garbage disposal is dead or dying, give HRI Plumbing a call. We can send a professional service technician to repair or replace your unit. With proper installation and care, a new garbage disposal can last for years to come. Contact our experts to learn more about a garbage disposal replacement or any of our plumbing services.

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