It is always frustrating when an appliance in your home has an issue or stops working. It is even worse when you don’t know exactly who to call!
Many home appliances seem to involve multiple facets like your plumbing and electrical systems. Your garbage disposal is a perfect example of this complex. Sure, it is connected to your sink and the pipes in your kitchen, but it is operated by an electrical switch by your sink.
Not knowing who to call for an issue with your garbage disposal can lead to unnecessary stress, expenses and wasting precious time if you are dealing with a serious problem. So who do you call: an electrician or a plumber?
Believe it or not, calling your friendly neighborhood plumber is your best bet. Plumbers are better equipped and skilled to handle the issues that may arise throughout the lifespan of your disposal.
In almost all cases, it was a plumber who installed the garbage disposal in the first place. Hooking up the appliance to your sink and pipes requires the expertise of someone with the know-how of a plumber. Any electrical work required is typically very minor and a savvy plumber will have the skills to take care of themselves.
One of the most common problems that may come up with your disposal is a clog or backup. This problem directly relates to plumbing and the rest of your pipes. An electrician won’t know the most effective way clear the clog or locate and eliminate the source of the unpleasant odor coming from your drain.
When it comes to fixing leaks in the garbage disposal – another issue that can come from misuse of the disposer – a plumber is once again the right call.
It is all about understanding who will be best prepared for problem-solving. Although a larger issue with wiring may be better handled by an electrician, most issues can be solved by a plumber who will more than likely have all the tools to tackle any issue, even when you are not sure what the problem is. This level of preparedness will prevent a prolonged process of having your issue resolved.
When it comes to expertise and preparedness, no one in the Indianapolis area is better than Chapman. All of our plumbers will quickly diagnose the problem and fix it in a timely fashion.
If your garbage disposal is giving you grief, you are ready for a new one or need one installed for the first time, give the plumbing team at Chapman a call today.