Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making the cleanup process less time consuming. But if something gets lodged in the disposal, it can cause all kinds of trouble. Many concerns, like clogs and leaks, can impact other parts of the plumbing system. If you’ve been noticing loud noises or poor performance from your disposal, professional expertise may be just what you need.

At Crawford Services, you can count on us to provide fast and effective garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. When you need garbage disposal repair in Dallas & Fort Worth, let’s go ahead and figure out the details!

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

Garbage disposals should break down crumbs and similar leftovers before they can affect your plumbing system. Compact blades located inside the disposal slice up debris into more manageable pieces, preventing clogs from forming in the pipes. Your average disposal is an energy-efficient fixture, needing minimal water and electricity to function.

In the event it stops working right, it’s frequently traced back to an electrical issue or improper use. The best way to avoid damaging your garbage disposal is to learn what food waste shouldn’t go in it. Crawford Services technicians won’t rest until they fully understand the problem to ensure repairs offer lasting benefits.

1. Your Disposal Isn’t Starting

When a garbage disposal isn’t running in the first place, try pushing the reset button located on the unit. If the disposal still won’t start, it’s usually because of electrical problem or because the blades are stuck. 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 Motor Is Running, But the Blades Aren’t

When the disposal turns on but the blades fail to start spinning, it can be the consequence of 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 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 never put your hand into the disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

A consistent leak can be a telltale sign there’s a problem with the disposal. If a piece of debris is hard enough, it may damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Localized 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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Learn What Is Supposed to Go in Your Garbage Disposal

Keeping track of what’s appropriate to put in 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.

Stay away from fibrous items like vegetable skins, which often clog up the blades.



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

Coffee grounds and eggshells can also cause problems, so avoid putting them into your garbage disposal.



Crawford Services's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Crawford Services, you can always anticipate quality disposal repairs. Our expert technicians find and fix your problem promptly unless the cost of repairs is nearly the same as a replacement. In these cases, it’s likely better for your budget to schedule garbage disposal installation in Dallas & Fort Worth.

Whatever you need, we can help. Schedule a consultation or request a free quote by giving us a call at 214-271-8800 today!

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