Is Your Garbage disposal clogged? Try These Tips Before Giving Us a Call!

A clogged garbage disposal is one of the most common problems San Francisco area homeowners experience in their kitchens. Luckily, there are some things you can do on your own to remove the clog before you have to contact a professional.

Before we get into the specifics of what to do when your garbage disposal is clogged, it’s important to stress a couple precautions.

First, before you stick anything down your disposal, make sure that the power is shut off and the switch is turned down. Second, and most importantly, never stick your hand down your disposal. It’s not worth risking injury to yourself when you can easily remove a clog with an extraction tool like a pair of pliers.

Six steps to take when your garbage disposal is clogged

Here are six easy steps you can take to try and remove a garbage disposal clog on your own:

If your garbage disposal is still clogged after following the above steps, it’s probably best to contact a plumber to fix the unit.

If you have any questions about what to do when your garbage disposal is clogged, or would like the help of a professional, contact Cabrillo, your San Francisco plumbing, heating and cooling company. We service the San Francisco area and surrounding cities like Orinda, Woodside, Portola Valley and Redwood City.

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