Garbage Disposal, Lenoir, NC Posted by Stuart Steene-Connolly July 7th, 2016

Garbage Disposal Lenoir

Garbage disposals have become one of the most ubiquitous and popular home kitchen appliances.  Cooks have come to count on their home’s garbage disposal system to conveniently get rid of food waste and keep kitchen plumbing running clean.  Benjamin Franklin Lenoir offers the garbage disposal services Lenoir residents trust for smooth cooking and kitchen cleanup.

How exactly do garbage disposals work?

Garbage disposals are small electrically powered appliances attached to the sink and your home’s plumbing waste water pipes.  Garbage disposals use an electrical motor to grind food waste into sludgy particles small enough to exit your home through the gray waste plumbing system.

Proper garbage disposal installation requires both skilled electrical and plumbing work.  If a garbage disposal is installed incorrectly, it can cause many problems including clogs and leaks; clogs and leaks can cause damage to floors, damaged cabinetry, and unpleasant odors.  The plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Lenoir provide both garbage disposal installation and repair services.

What are some common garbage disposal problems?

  • Disposal does not run when turned on
  • Garbage disposal turns on, but doesn’t run well or get rid of food
  • Leaks water into the cabinet
  • The drain gets backed up or runs slow

Here are our tips for keeping your garbage disposal running smoothly:

  • Don’t grind potato peelings, coffee grounds, or egg shells because they form a paste in the pipes
  • Don’t ever pour grease down the garbage disposal, it will block pipes
  • Use cold water when running the disposal because hot water liquefies grease and cause clogs to move further down the pipes
  • Never use bleach or drain cleaners because they can damage pipes.  Clean your garbage disposal with dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar.

Benjamin Franklin Lenoir is a BBB Certified Plumber

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Lenoir has been Better Business Bureau certified since 2011. We are proud to have offered honest and effective plumbing services in Lenoir since 1998.

We are the Garbage Disposal Experts in Lenoir

  • At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Lenoir, our plumbers have studied with master plumbers and continue to take educational plumbing classes.
  • Our team members respect you and your home: they are always polite and wear shoe covers to protect your floors.  They will cleanup any mess associated with the plumbing job.
  • Our garbage disposal installation and repairs are guaranteed; if the repair fails within a year, we will make it right or fix it at no additional cost to you.
  • Benjamin Franklin Lenoir’s pricing is honest and straightforward with no hidden fees; our customers will be fully informed pricing before work begins.
  • We’ll be on time stand by our punctuality promise- ”If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.®”  We PAY YOU $5.00 per each minute late up to $300.00.

For the highest quality garbage disposal install & repair, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Lenoir today at 816-333-6789 or request an appointment.


At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we provide high-quality services for garbage disposals in Lenoir, Hickory, Morganton, and Valdese, North Carolina.


To learn more about our plumbing repair services and maintenance option,
please call (828) 438-1788 or complete our contact form.