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Jammed Garbage Disposal, Matthews, NC

For help with a jammed garbage disposal or any other plumbing issue in Matthews, NC, contact us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair.

Jammed Garbage DisposalYour garbage disposal is one of the unsung heroes of the appliance world. By grinding and reducing food waste into smaller particles, it can more easily go down the drain and make its way into your sewer system. A jammed garbage disposal, however, poses a particular set of challenges that require professional intervention and help in order to quickly, easily and safely resolve the jam.

The first thing to understand is that your jammed garbage disposal requires power to work. If the disposal makes no noise or hum when turned on, it’s likely not receiving power. You should turn off the circuit breaker or unplug the disposal before investigating further, and a professional is likely to be able to find the issue faster and easier.

Your jammed garbage disposal can also be caused by accidentally or purposefully putting fibrous or other unapproved materials into the disposal. This can include silverware, coffee grounds, bones, glass, metal, rubber, or fibrous material like avocado skins or banana peels. If you can see some foreign object lodged in the disposal, use tongs or pliers to remove it. Never put your hand into a garbage disposal.

For help with a jammed garbage disposal or any other plumbing issue, contact us at Wayne’s Plumbing Repair. With over two decades serving Matthews, North Carolina, Wayne is a one-man company with extensive experience in the wide variety of residential plumbing tasks, and he is able to quickly and completely diagnose and solve whatever might be ailing your plumbing. Let Wayne help you today!


If you have a jammed garbage disposal in MatthewsCharlotte, Weddington, Ballantyne, Midland, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Mint Hill, or North Carolina, Waynes Plumbing Repair can help!