While there are numerous advantages to owning a garbage disposal, you should note they aren’t exempt from needing occasional maintenance or the need for repair. If you notice a loud humming or cranking noises, your system may need an inspection. Other signs that indicate the need for repair are if your disposal isn’t rotating, is leaking out the bottom pipe or has cracks in the portion under the sink.
Additionally, to prevent malfunctioning, you should avoid putting certain foods down the drain. For example, you shouldn’t put fatty substances like oil, grease, or butter down the disposal. In addition to these items, avoid chicken bones, pits, vegetable peels, and rice down the disposal.