Garbage Disposals

Fast and Reliable Garbage Disposal Services

Is your garbage disposal leaking, humming, or not working? Trust Radiant® Plumbing & Air Conditioning for quick and reliable repairs. Since 1999, our expert plumbers in Austin and San Antonio have been getting disposals running smoothly again.

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Garbage Disposal Not Working?

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Upgrade your kitchen with our professional garbage disposal installations. At Radiant, we specialize in tailoring our plumbing services to meet the unique requirements of your kitchen, ensuring a seamless integration of the latest disposal units. By choosing our services, you not only enhance the efficiency and convenience of your kitchen, but you also benefit from our reliable, fast, and communicative approach. Our experienced technicians diagnose and resolve issues promptly, from strange noises to persistent clogs, providing you with peace of mind. Moreover, we offer a wide range of options, including eco-friendly models, to reduce your environmental impact. Available 24/7, Radiant is your trusted expert in garbage disposal solutions. Call or schedule today to experience our reliable and professional service!

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GARBAGE DISPOSALS

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Radiant fix my garbage disposal?

Yes, we can help! If you’re experiencing unusual noises, clogged drains, or a garbage disposal that won’t turn on, give Radiant a call. We specialize in repairing garbage disposals and insinkerators. Schedule an appointment with us online for a quick repair in your home.

Cleaning your garbage disposal regularly is essential to prevent unpleasant odors, bacteria buildup, and potential clogs. But, the frequency of cleaning depends on your usage and habits. At Radiant, we recommend you clean your garbage disposal out at least once a week following one or more of the tips below:

  1. Run cold water through the disposal for a few seconds after each use to help flush away debris
  2. Avoid putting large amounts of food waste down the disposal at once
  3. You can use a simple and natural cleaning solution made from baking soda and vinegar
    • Pour about half a cup of baking soda down the disposal
    • Follow it with a cup of white vinegar
    • Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow it to fizz and break down residue
    • Flush the disposal with hot water while running it
  4. Drop a few ice cubes and citrus peels (lemon, lime, or orange) into the disposal
  5. Turn on the disposal while running cold water to help clean the blades and freshen the unit

Regular cleaning not only keeps your garbage disposal in good working condition but also contributes to a hygienic and pleasant kitchen environment. If any of these tips don’t work for you, contact Radiant Plumbing and Air, and we’ll quickly come out to diagnose the rest of your home’s pipes.

You’re in your kitchen every day. If your garbage disposal suddenly starts making different noises, chances are something is amiss. However, noise is not the only indication that your garbage disposal needs repair. Slow draining, clogs, electrical trips, and even random resets are all signs that your garbage disposal may require fixing. Schedule an appointment with Radiant Plumbing and Air to have them take a look. They have been repairing and replacing garbage disposals since 1999.

If you believe that something shouldn’t be disposed of in the drain, it’s likely that it shouldn’t. The main substances to avoid are oil and grease. If you’ve just cooked the family a big bacon breakfast, we suggest waiting for the oil to cool down and then disposing of it in a glass container, or if it has solidified, directly in the garbage can. Other less commonly known items that should not be put down the drain, such as stringy vegetables, bones, coffee grounds, pits & seeds, peels, pasta, and other chemicals and non-food items.

If your garbage disposal is leaking, it’s crucial to address the issue promptly to prevent water damage. Always follow safety precautions when working with electrical appliances, and if you’re unsure about how to handle the situation, contact Radiant Plumbing and we’ll come investigate it the situation for you.

First, turn off the power to the disposal. Identify the source of the leak, which may be from the sink flange, the dishwasher hose connection, or the bottom of the disposal unit. Tighten any loose connections, and if the leak persists, check for cracks or damage in the disposal unit. Replace damaged parts or, if necessary, consider consulting a professional plumber for a thorough inspection and repair. Always prioritize safety by turning off the power before attempting any maintenance.

If your garbage disposal isn’t working, first, check for a power issue by ensuring it’s plugged in and the circuit breaker isn’t tripped. Press the reset button on the bottom of the disposal. If that doesn’t work, turn off the power to the disposal before reaching in with an Allen wrench to manually rotate the jamming mechanism, freeing up the impellers. Look for foreign objects or debris causing the jam. Rotate the disposal blades with the wrench, run cold water while operating, and avoid overloading. If these steps don’t work, or if you’re uncertain, request a repair from Radiant Plumbing and Air.

If your garbage disposal won’t turn on, check the power supply by ensuring it’s plugged in and checking the circuit breaker. Press the reset button on the bottom of the disposal unit. To determine if your kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, look underneath for a cylindrical unit with a reset button and potentially an Allen wrench hole. If problems persist, consult a professional plumber for further assistance, prioritizing safety by turning off the power before any maintenance.

If your current garbage disposal is malfunctioning or if you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen during a remodel, consider opting for a new eco-friendly garbage disposal. Unlike the insinkerators of the past, modern garbage disposals offer various eco-friendly features. These include energy-efficient and high-torque motors, bio-charged injection technology that utilizes microorganisms to break down food waste, noise reduction, stainless steel parts that prolong the lifespan of the disposal, water-efficient models to reduce water usage, and even disposals made from recycled materials. The technicians at Radiant Plumbing and Air can help you find the perfect disposal for your home and family.

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Trust Us for Complete and Reliable Garbage Disposal Solutions

Radiant® Plumbing and Air Conditioning is your one-stop shop for all things garbage disposal repair. Our licensed and insured plumbers are experts in diagnosing and fixing garbage disposal problems, big or small. Whether you need a simple reset or a full replacement, we’ll get your disposal churning smoothly again in no time.

Common Garbage Disposal Issues and How We Fix Them:

Discover some of the ways Radiant helps with the most common garbage disposal problems found in Central Texas kitchens:
  • Clogs and Jams: This is the most frequent garbage disposal problem. Food scraps, grease, and other debris can build up and jam the blades. Our plumbers can use a variety of techniques to clear the clog, including a garbage disposal wrench, a long-handled tool, or even a Zip-It tool designed specifically for this purpose.
  • Tripped Circuit Breaker: If your disposal has overloaded or encountered a tough object, it might trip the circuit breaker. Check your breaker panel and reset the switch if necessary. If the breaker trips again after restarting the disposal, there could be a more serious issue. Call Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning for an expert diagnosis.
  • Leaks: A leak around the base of the disposal unit signifies a problem with the disposal flange or the disposal itself. Our plumbers can identify the source of the leak and make the necessary repairs, which may involve replacing the gasket, tightening loose connections, or even installing a new disposal unit.
  • Grinding Noise: A grinding noise usually indicates dull blades or foreign objects caught in the disposal. We can attempt to sharpen the blades or remove the object, but in some cases, a complete disposal replacement might be necessary.
  • Burning Odor: A burning odor is a serious sign that the disposal motor is overheating. This can be caused by overloading the disposal, putting in non-grindable items, or a failing motor. Turn off the disposal immediately and call Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning to prevent further damage.

Trust the Garbage Disposal Repair Experts at Radiant

We specialize in garbage disposal repair, offering fast, efficient service to get your kitchen back in working order. Whether you’re facing a minor clog or a more serious issue, our licensed plumbers have the expertise to diagnose and fix the problem quickly and affordably.
  • Fast and Reliable Service: We understand the inconvenience of a broken garbage disposal. That’s why we offer prompt service calls to get your kitchen back in working order as quickly as possible.
  • Expert Plumbers: Our licensed and insured plumbers have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and fix any garbage disposal issue.
  • Upfront Pricing: We’ll provide you with a transparent quote before we begin any work, so you know exactly what to expect.
  • Quality Parts and Materials: We use only the highest quality parts and materials to ensure a long-lasting repair.
  • Guaranteed Satisfaction: We stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Don’t let a broken garbage disposal disrupt your kitchen routine. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and get your garbage disposal back in top shape. For fast, reliable, and affordable garbage disposal repair in Central Texas, call Radiant.