Garbage Disposal Repair

Greater Orlando Area Garbage Disposal Repair Services

Seminole County: Longwood, Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Casselberry, FL

While you may not often think about your kitchen’s garbage disposal, it’s a useful and hardworking appliance. It’s designed to safely flush small quantities of food residue through your plumbing. Unfortunately, many Orlando homeowners are unaware of what should or should not be placed into a garbage disposal, or what to do when it suddenly stops working, or worse, gets clogged up and won’t drain at all.

Fortunately, United States Heating & Air Conditioning offers comprehensive unclogging, repair or full replacement for all types of garbage disposals throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities

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What Foods Should Not Go Down the Garbage Disposal?

While some food items will form clogs, which will then require garbage disposal repair, tougher objects can jam or even damage the machinery. If they’re capable of damaging the garbage disposal, it’s possible they’ll harm your plumbing too.

What Not to Put In a Garbage Disposal :


  • Coffee grounds
  • Grease
  • Eggshells 
  • Fibrous foods like root vegetable skins or celery
  • Meat bones
  • Silverware
  • Pasta
  • Fruit pits and pumpkin seeds
  • Potato peels
  • Onion skins
  • Nuts

However, with enough damage, a better option may be investing in a new garbage disposal.

Why Is My Garbage Disposal Not Working? 

Residential and commercial garbage disposal systems alike are vulnerable if overwhelmed with waste or foreign objects. The following issues may indicate the need for garbage disposal repair.

Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs Repair:


  • Sink is draining slowly. Garbage disposals are frequently located immediately under the sink. Food waste will have to pass through the garbage disposal depending on which drain is being used. If the drain your  disposal is connected to drains slowly, a clog may have formed. Waiting too long may worsen the problem, or even produce mold and bacteria.
  • Strange noises coming from the garbage disposal. If foreign objects like straws or silverware reach an active garbage disposal, they may damage delicate machinery like the blades. This is often accompanied by a loud grating sound. Severe damage to the motor could turn a repair job into a more expensive garbage disposal replacement project.
  • Mold or leaks under or near pipes. When your garbage disposal is damaged, leaks can form. Watch for water damage, or mold growth close to your garbage disposal system. Even if the garbage disposal seems to function normally, a broken seal will still leak.
  • Your garbage disposal no longer runs. This is a surefire sign something is wrong, although sometimes the cause is electrical. Checking the disposal may not reveal the source of the problem, and attempting to find the problem could end up causing more damage. 

The Orlando plumbing experts at United States Heating & Air Conditioning can quickly identify and resolve the source of the problem with your disposal. However, sometimes it’s simply beyond repair. In such cases we can assist you with proper garbage disposal replacement, directing you towards brands and models well-suited to your needs.

How Do I Stop My Garbage Disposal from Clogging?

In most cases, you’re better off preventing clogs from forming in the first place. This is the best form of maintenance, and you can do it yourself! 

3 Tips for Preventing Garbage Disposal Clogs:


  • Make sure only small pieces of food residue are placed into the garbage disposal. Grainy, fibrous items are better off in the trash.
  • While liquids may seem appropriate, certain substances like oil and grease should be wiped clean with paper towels and placed in the trash as well. 
  • Run cold water through your garbage disposal after use to keep the drain clear.

Despite its small size, a malfunctioning garbage disposal can be dangerous. The blades are powerful enough to cause severe injury. If you think something is blocking the garbage disposal from working quickly, do not attempt to place your hand in the drain to free it. Instead reach out to our local plumbing professionals.

Schedule an appointment or free consultation for garbage disposal repair in Orlando, contact our support staff by phone at (407) 337-7925.

Replacing Oudated Disposals with Newer Models

The qualified plumbers from United States Heating & Air Conditioning also offer exceptional garbage disposal replacement services if your current model is too old or damaged. Our installations are a quick and hassle-free process, as our experienced Orlando garbage disposal replacement experts ensure it’s securely fastened to your kitchen sink. Whatever work you need done, United States Heating & Air Conditioning can do so quickly and efficiently. More importantly, they can do so safely.

Why Choose Our Team?

Our plumbing technicians have all the tools and training they need to provide fast garbage disposal repair and installation throughout Orlando and the surrounding areas. They’re also fully-licensed, insured and certified because you deserve the peace of mind maintenance is always performed by a qualified professional. 

Just call our plumbers at (407) 337-7925 to schedule your appointment for Orlando garbage disposal installation or repair.

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