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The Obvious Choice for Garbage Disposal Repair in San Clemente

Ah, the garbage disposal. That loud, magical “go away” button that sends all the ick into oblivion. A staple in any modern kitchen, it’s easy to get used to the convenience of a garbage disposal. Except, garbage disposals aren’t magic – they’re machines, and even the most reliable of machines break. So if you’d rather spend your time perfecting your souffle instead of frantically digging potato peels out of the garbage disposal, best keep our number on the fridge. 

 Bill Metzger can fix any garbage disposal. Call us at (949) 492-3558 or contact us online today to schedule service. 

Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair

Under the sink garbage disposal unit.

Even the strongest garbage disposal will fail eventually. That’s just how machines work. Here are a few signs it’s time to schedule repair: 

  • The garbage disposal is working, but the kitchen sink won’t drain. This means the pipe connected to the disposal is likely clogged (and drain cleaner is NOT the answer)!
  • The disposal runs, but not as well as it once did. After all, blades wear out. Repair options include having a plumber sharpen the blades or replacing the inner mechanism.
  • There is leakage everywhere. If a seal is unstuck or damaged, garbage disposal leaks are inevitable.
  • You flip the switch, the disposal hums, and then … nothing. This is likely a problem with the flywheel, and it is best to have it professionally inspected.
  • You flip the switch, and nothing happens. First, check the circuit breaker. If that doesn’t fix it, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Any of this sound familiar? The plumbers at Bill Metzger can help. Call us at (949) 492-3558 or contact us online today to schedule garbage disposal repair. 

How to Prevent Garbage Disposal Issues

To prevent premature breakdowns and issues with your garbage disposal, avoid putting the following foods down the tube: 

  • Nuts or fruit pits
  • Oatmeal
  • Cooking fat and other kinds of grease
  • Eggshells
  • Celery
  • Bones
  • Coffee grounds
  • Pasta
  • Potato peels

Did anything on this non-intuitive list make you go “oops”? Call us at (949) 492-3558 or contact us online today, and we’ll take a look at your garbage disposal. 

Why Bill Metzger?

At Bill Metzger, we’ve worked on plumbing in the San Clemente area for over 50 years. We are a 100% family-owned and -operated business, and we take customer service and integrity seriously. 

 Our garbage disposal repair services are fully backed by the following Bill Metzger Plumbing Promises: 

  • Family values: To us, you’re like family. We will meet your plumbing needs quickly and at a price that fits your budget, just like we’d want someone to do for a relative. 
  •  Reliable service at honest prices: You can count on our plumbers to arrive on time, and you’ll always know the cost of services before work starts. You’ll never find hidden costs or surprise fees on your final bill.
  • Complete customer satisfaction: Our services are backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, meaning if you’re not satisfied with our services, we’ll do whatever it takes to make things right!
  • A+ rating with the BBB: We are proud to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Don’t settle for anything less than the family treatment when it comes to your garbage disposal. Call Bill Metzger Plumbing (949) 492-3558 or contact us online today. 

Garbage Disposal FAQs

How long will my garbage disposal last?

Most garbage disposals have a service life of around ten years. If it’s more than ten years old, it’s time to consider upgrading, even if you aren’t experiencing problems yet. 

My garbage disposal smells awful. What do I do?!

Baking soda and vinegar can help to eliminate foul odor. Let it sit for 15 minutes, or grind half a lemon down in the disposal for a more refreshing scent. If the smell persists, call the garbage disposal experts. 

How often should I clean my garbage disposal?

We recommend once every 2–3 weeks to prevent buildup and food rot.

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