Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

Garbage disposals are an essential part of any kitchen, making cleaning up after meals less time consuming. But if something gets lodged in the disposal, it can become quite the nuisance. Some issues, like clogs and leaks, could disrupt other parts of the plumbing system. If you’re hearing unpleasant noises or struggling with inconsistent performance from your disposal, it may be time to contact a professional.

At Crawford Services, we can provide quality garbage disposal services to keep this helpful fixture in working order. If you need garbage disposal repair in Dallas & Fort Worth, let’s go ahead and start with a free consultation!

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

Garbage disposals should break down food waste before it affects your plumbing system. Tiny blades encased inside the disposal cut up debris until the pieces are much smaller, helping with drainage. Your average disposal is an energy-efficient fixture, requiring smaller amounts water and electricity to function.

If a malfunction appears, it’s usually because of 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 give your disposal a full assessment of the problem to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen again.

1. Your Disposal Isn’t Starting

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 have gotten lodged against something. Damaged wiring may not be safe to inspect and repair, so we suggest leaving garbage disposal repair to skilled technicians.

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

If you’ve started the disposal but the blades won’t actually spin, it might be an electrical error, a problem with the motor, or another malfunction somewhere between the blades and the motor. For safety reasons, we make sure the disposal is off before find the root cause.

Sometimes, a stubborn piece of debris has gotten stuck inside the disposal, grabbing the blades and preventing them from moving. Broken or malfunctioning blades are capable of injury, so never put your hand into the disposal if you aren’t certain it’s turned off and unplugged.

3. Leaks

Evidence of a leak is a telltale sign your disposal may be damaged. When foreign objects are hard enough, it can crack or otherwise damage internal components and potentially spring a leak. Localized water damage is another way you might realize there’s something wrong with the disposal. If you see mold or damp spots underneath your sink, 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 general guidelines:


Break pieces of food down 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.



Most liquids are fine, but avoid pouring in cooking oil and grease, which can solidify and ruin internal components.

Coffee grounds and eggshells can form severe clogs, so avoid scraping them into your garbage disposal.


Crawford Services's Quality Disposal Repair and Replacement

At Crawford Services, we are committed to providing quality disposal repairs. Our expert technicians find and fix your problem right away unless the cost of repairs equals the cost of a replacement. In these cases, it’s usually smarter for your budget to arrange 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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