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Garbage Disposals in McLean, VA

Has your garbage disposal suddenly stopped working? Are you looking for quick garbage disposal tips to prevent it from breaking? For any questions, you may have, or to schedule garbage disposal repair, give our team at John Nugent & Sons a call now!

To learn more about our garbage disposal repair services in Northern Virginia, contact us at 703-291-1926.

Garbage Disposal Tips

If your disposal is not working, there are a few things you can check before calling a plumber. First, check the breaker box and make sure the breaker is not tripped. Second, on most newer disposals there is a crank and reset button on the bottom. Try turning the crank to see if that will unlock the blades, then push the red reset button. If the disposal still won’t turn on, it might be time to replace it. We will install any disposal you buy or we can provide one for you. We recommend the Badger or InSinkErator series of disposals.

Bonus Tip: If you have a bad smell coming from the disposal try grinding up a 1/4 lemon wedge and running cold water through the sink for five minutes.

What Not to Put in a Garbage Disposal

Though it may be easy to simply rinse your leftover food off into your drain, it can have a lasting impact on your garbage disposal. Steer clear of putting any of the following down your disposal.

  1. Egg shells
  2. Rice
  3. Pasta
  4. Grease
  5. Potato peels
  6. Banana skins
  7. Celery
  8. Coffee grounds
  9. Meat
  10. Any non-food material

Schedule Garbage Disposal Repair in Northern Virginia

If you run into problems with your dishwasher, our team at John Nugent & Sons would be happy to assist. We understand the inconvenience that a broken dishwasher can cause, and that’s why our team will work effectively and efficiently to restore it.

To schedule garbage disposal repair in McLean or the surrounding areas in Northern Virginia, give us a call today at 703-291-1926.

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