Garbage disposals are meant to last the average family about 8-15 years in total. If you keep up with regular maintenance you can reasonably expect your disposal to last at least this long. By always running water when you use it, keeping food particles small, and disposing of only soft foods, you can lengthen the lifespan of your disposal.
However, sometimes you’ll need to replace it before this much time has passed. Here at All Brands Appliance Repair, we want to help you make the best choice. Does your until need to be completely replaced, or is a simple repair a better option?
Each case is different. However, if your garbage disposal exhibits any of these signs, consider getting an estimate for a replacement:
- Frequent resets. If you notice having to press the ‘reset’ button on your disposal more and more frequently, it’s probably time to get it replaced.
- Unexplained clogs. Garbage disposals clog with larger loads sometimes, of course. But if it’s happening more often with smaller particles, it might mean the blades are getting dull.
- Perpetual smells. Garbage disposals should not smell all the time. If your disposal smells even after attempts to clean it, consider replacement.
- Internal leaks. If it’s not the water lines on the outside of the unit, there might be an internal crack.
If you’re unsure which option is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact All Brands Appliance Repair with questions. We’re here to help!