Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation | Tampa Bay FL

Garbage disposals make it easy to get rid of food waste quickly and efficiently. At Llona Plumbing, we understand the importance of a properly functioning garbage disposal in your kitchen. Serving the Tampa Bay Area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee counties, our professional team can help you select the best unit for your needs. We offer several top-quality brands and adhere to strict quality standards to ensure that the finished work meets your expectations.

Quality Garbage Disposals for Reliable Performance

At Llona Plumbing, we carefully select the brands we offer for their quality and durability. The garbage disposals we provide feature robust components, including corrosion-resistant brass fittings, tapered roller bearings, and other features that ensure reliable operation. Our units have grind chambers and shredders built to last, with a proven performance record and an operational lifespan often exceeding the time our clients live in their homes. For more information about the brands we carry and the features we recommend, contact us at (813) 477-1870.

Garbage Disposal Repair & Maintenance in Tampa Bay

Garbage disposals are designed to be tough, but they are not indestructible. Over time, food scraps, grease, and other debris can clog the system, jam it up, and stop it from functioning. When your garbage disposal stops working, our team of certified technicians is available to fix the problem. Whether the disposal is clogged with food particles or has components that have come loose, we will quickly identify the problem and perform the necessary repairs. We also offer several service plans that make it easy to stay on top of garbage disposal maintenance, helping to extend the life of your unit and prevent unexpected issues.

How To Avoid Garbage Disposal Problems

When we install your garbage disposal, our technicians will go over the unit’s operation and maintenance requirements with you. Here are some tips to help you avoid common garbage disposal problems:

  • Avoid Grease and Oil: Do not pour grease or oil down the disposal as they can harden and cause clogs.
  • Be Mindful of What You Put In: Keep coffee grounds, fibrous foods like corn husks, and starchy foods out of the disposal to prevent jams.
  • Run Cold Water: Always run cold water while using the disposal and for 10 to 15 seconds after to help food particles move through the pipes.
  • Grind Small Amounts: Avoid putting large amounts of food in the disposal at once. Gradually feed food scraps to prevent clogging.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance helps keep your garbage disposal in top condition. Here are some tips to ensure your unit continues to work properly:

  • Run Cold Water: When using the disposal, run cold water to help grind food more effectively and prevent grease from hardening in the pipes.
  • Grind Ice: Crush ice cubes to clean the disposal drain and keep the blades sharp. Place the stopper in before grinding to prevent ice chips from flying out.
  • Use Disposal Cleaners: Regularly use a garbage disposal cleaner or degreasing product to prevent fat buildup and avoid a slow, smelly drain.
  • Grind Citrus Peels: Grinding citrus fruit peels helps maintain a fresh scent and disrupts bacteria growth.
  • Annual Maintenance: Let us snake the drain every year or two to maintain the unit and prevent clogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Size Garbage Disposal Do I Need?

The size of your garbage disposal depends on the number of family members, how often you use it, and the type and amount of food you discard. Avoid overloading the disposal with large amounts of food at once. Run food scraps through gradually to avoid clogging or damaging the unit.

What Should I Never Put Down a Garbage Disposal?

Avoid putting chicken bones, oil, grease, fat, spaghetti, pasta, fibrous veggies like celery, sponges, plastic, wire bread ties, rings, or necklaces in the disposal. If something gets stuck, do not put your hands in the disposal. Instead, call one of our expert plumbers for garbage disposal declogging and repairs.

Why Does My Disposal Smell Bad?

Bits of food can break down and cause odors. Regular cleaning, as described in the maintenance section, helps prevent bad smells. Avoid using chemical cleaners as they can damage your plumbing pipes and harm the environment.

Should I Run Water When Using the Garbage Disposal?

Yes, always run cold water when using the disposal. Cold water helps grease solidify and prevents it from coating the disposal and pipes, ensuring smooth operation.

Schedule Garbage Disposal Service in Tampa Bay, FL

At Llona Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service backed by honesty, integrity, and optimal value. You can always count on our fully trained, licensed, bonded, and insured plumbers to deliver the best solutions for your kitchen plumbing needs. Whether you need a new garbage disposal installation or repair service, we are here to help.

Call us at (813) 477-1870 or contact us online to schedule a service appointment. Serving the Tampa Bay Area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee counties, Llona Plumbing is your go-to provider for all your garbage disposal needs. Let us help you keep your kitchen sink and plumbing system running smoothly.

For expert garbage disposal repair and installation, trust Llona Plumbing. We are committed to providing top-quality plumbing services to keep your home’s plumbing system in excellent condition. Call us today and experience the Llona Plumbing difference!

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