Garbage Disposal Install & Repair Pueblo, CO
We install and repair garbage disposals!
What Does a Garbage Disposal Do?
A garbage disposal is designed to shred or break down food waste into smaller pieces that can be washed down your drains without clogging. They can help eliminate the amount of garbage you put into your waste bin and ultimately the garbage that ends up in our landfills.
How Can I Prevent the Need for Garbage Disposal Repair or Replacement?
Garbage disposals should be run regularly to keep clean and avoid build up. Food should be put through the garbage disposal at a moderate pace while running a good amount of water to ensure there is no issue of clogging. Also, starting the garbage disposal prior to putting food items into the disposal helps prevent clogs and ensures proper break down. Some items to avoid putting inside your garbage disposal include eggshells, banana and potato peels, grease, oils, coffee ground, and corn husks.
Why Does My Garbage Disposal Smell?
A foul or stinky smell coming from your garbage disposal is most often due to food or particle build up inside the disposal. To clean your garbage disposal, run hot water down it for 30-40 seconds with the disposal running. For a more thorough clean, plug and fill your sink with hot and soapy water. Then, release the plug and turn on the garbage disposal. This should loosen and remove any buildup of food particles stuck in the disposal. Another alternative way of cleaning your garbage disposal is to put a couple of ice cubes into it while it is running. The ice cubes will crush up and help remove any unwanted food particles or waste.
Another source of smell comes when a lower price point disposal is purchased and used. You may ask how can that make a difference in smell? Consider this, most manufacturers have a variety of garbage disposal price points. In the box you will probably notice that the box is smaller for the less expensive models. You may discern that this is just because the motor is a bit smaller or the insulation on the bargain unit is less making it noisier while running. You may reason that I don’t use the disposal that much and “I don’t care if it’s a little louder and the smaller motor will be just fine for my needs.” What you probably won’t consider is that most of the cheaper models have a galvanized steel grind chamber versus a stainless-steel chamber on the more expensive models. So, what, they look the same when they’re new . . . steel is steel, right? WRONG! Even if you don’t use the disposal that much water is constantly running though the grind chamber to drain your sink. That water will begin to degrade the galvanized coating on the bargain model and very soon the grind chamber will start to corrode and rust. This rusty surface is porous and holds onto grease and food particles and since it’s down in the disposal where you cannot scrub those particles away, they begin to “stink.” Compare this to a stainless-steel grind chamber that is on most of the higher priced models after several years they still look almost new and shiny inside. Nothing is sticking and holding onto the inside of the disposal to “stink.”
The Bottom Line – Don’t skimp when it comes to your garbage disposal, although it is largely unseen your sense of smell may remind you that you cut a corner you shouldn’t have.
If you’re experiencing any problems with your garbage disposal give us a call at 719-544-4922
A Disposal After 5 Years of Use (Stainless steel grind chamber):
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What a great company. They were able to get out here within 2 days but got the work/repairs done within what seemed like minutes. Our technician was Nate Fluharty. He was very friendly and respectful and did an amazing job! He had to cut in our wall to access where the repair needed to be done. He was very careful to protect the floor (even though it needed to be replaced) and we really appreciated how little damage was done to the wall (we've had a plumber come in and just take a hammer to a wall once)! He was very knowledgeable and explained things to us where we could understand and gave us some ideas on how to prevent what had happened. We will ALWAYS use PPH for any plumbing needs from here on out and I hope you give them a shot!
Caleb & Nick were friendly, helpful, and very good at explaining what had been done before and after the repairs. It was a very pleasant experience, and they were very good at explaining all the stages of servicing and repairing my HVAC system. The next time I need work done on my HVAC system I will call them again and request these two!
Colton & Nate worked on the plumbing in my kitchen and bathroom. It was nice to have such a friendly and knowledgeable set of people completing the finishing touches of my remodel. I have called and asked for information from Colton, even after all the work was completed. I would also recommend this team on the plumbing side to anyone in the area they work.
I am very satisfied with Patterson and look forward to my next experience with them!
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In retrospect, I'm a bit upset with this company. I stand by my words above. The company and employees did an excellent job; however, looking back at the price I feel a bit swindled. I took their word that this company was competitively priced. This is my fault for not doing my research. They charged me over $3000 to put in a new hot water heater. I recently found out that this job should have cost between $1000-$1500. Angry don't even being to describe how I feel. As a consumer I guess I'm just out of luck. Please do yourself a favor and get quotes from multiple companies.
Derek came out and gave us 2 prices. One for a fix he was hoping for and a higher price if things went wrong. He got to work and by a miracle he was able to get it fixed at the lower of the two prices saving us over $1,300. He could have easily said “nope, sorry can’t fix it” and charged us the higher price and we would have been none the wiser.
Are Patterson’s prices the best in town? Probably not. I’m sure I could have called around and found someone to do the job cheaper but how much time and effort waiting for others to come out would be worth it. Derek was here, he guaranteed the work and could get it done same day.
Thanks Derek and Patterson for coming to the rescue. We truly appreciate you and as much as we enjoyed the service we hope to never see you again. Lol
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Thank you Mike Mcgee
Arnold and Linda Wolf
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