If your kitchen is emitting a foul smell and you can’t quite figure out where it is coming from, you may want to check your garbage disposal. More often than not home owners put items down their garbage disposal that really are better off being thrown in the garbage bin. When items that cannot properly break down in a garbage disposal are thrown down in it, they can sit and rot, rather than flow down the appropriate pipes out of your home. When food is left sitting in your garbage disposal, it will quickly begin to cause an extremely foul odor that will linger not only in your kitchen, but throughout your entire house.
Garbage Disposal Won’t Turn On or Make Sounds?
Garbage disposals are a great appliance to have in the kitchen and when used properly can become very handy. Sometimes your garbage disposal will fail to work properly, leaving you with quite a mess in the kitchen sink. There are a handful of issues that can occur with your garbage disposal and it is important to know what exactly to look out for when identifying a faulty garbage disposal. One common problem that often occurs is the garbage disposal fails to turn on when the switch is flipped. This usually means that the garbage disposal is not receiving any power. Make sure that a breaker has not tripped, this is usually the case.
Jammed Garbage Disposal Blades
Another common occurrence with garbage disposals is that they can become jammed. A jammed garbage disposal can result in a sink overflow if you are not careful or are not paying attention to what is going on in your kitchen. Many items can cause a garbage disposal to jam; these include corn husks, avocado leaves, bones and utensils. These items should never be put down into your garbage disposal, but instead directly into your garbage bin. Items like corn husks and avocado leaves cannot be properly broken down in your garbage disposal. Try to remember that your garbage disposal is not really a garbage, like many people treat it. If you are questioning whether or not something is safe to put down your disposal, its better to just chuck it into the garbage can.
Garbage Disposal Leaking Water From Bottom
Garbage disposals will sometimes leak, leaving underneath your kitchen sink wet and flooded in some instances. If the leak is coming from the body of the disposal, you will need to have your entire garbage disposal replaced. Other leaks may be the result of a faulty ring, or rubber gasket. These are all issues that can easily be repaired by a professional.