Prevent flooding and other issues with the services from South End Plumbing, LLC. At our company, we specialize in a variety of different plumbing services for home and business owners throughout the area. Whether it is time for a sump pump repair or garbage disposal repair in Charlotte, NC, count on us to get the job done right.
Treating Your Sump Pumps
Many homes with cellars or basements will experience a leak or a flood. Rooms and floors of the home that sit beneath the ground are more susceptible to plumbing leaks that result in a sudden burst of water. Even just a few drops of water leaking into your home can cause significant damage to the floors, walls, and your possessions, as well as cause mold growth. Homes with basements or cellars can greatly benefit from installation of sump pumps, as these systems help to move out large amounts of water to minimize the amount of damage after a flood.
Our contractors offer full sump pump replacement, repair, and installation options for customers throughout the area. We provide training to our technicians in how to repair and install sump pumps, so they can diagnose problems and perform the repairs quickly.
We encourage you to test your sump pump regularly to make sure it is working properly. If any debris falls into the sump pit, make sure to clean it out regularly. Our team can also perform routine maintenance on your sump pump, so give us a call if you would like to plan a time that works with your schedule.
Fast Fixes for Garbage Disposals
Many of us rely heavily on our garbage disposals for getting rid of food scraps during meal preparation and cleanup. However, if the garbage disposal stops working, you may not know exactly what to do.
There are several common situations that require garbage disposal repair. If a fuse is blown, this requires a flip of the circuit breaker to provide power. If the motor overheats, you can diagnose this problem by allowing it to cool down slightly, then feeling around the unit to determine if it still feels warm.
Make sure that the power to the unit is disconnected before you reach into the sink. After the motor has cooled down, you can perform a reset, which should fix the problem. Another common cause for garbage disposal problems is when minerals build up on the blades, which prevents them from turning properly. A simple fix for garbage disposal repair is to pour hot vinegar into the sink, which helps to break up the deposits.
However, the most common problem that homeowners encounter is a jammed garbage disposal. If this is the problem, you can start by checking the flywheel. If something goes down the drain that shouldn’t have, such as a toy or piece of silverware, the flywheel will shut off the disposal to prevent further damage. Once you turn the power off, you can reach into the drain to find and remove the item causing the jam. You can also try to use a wooden stick to help move the blades.
If simple home remedies don’t work, our experts can fix the problem. We offer garbage disposal repair in and around the area. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment for a garbage disposal repair professional to come to your home.