Garbage Disposal Issues: What to do?

Is your garbage crusher broken? Contact a professional plumber quickly, the only one to have the necessary skills to troubleshoot your device. Look into the price of this type of repair as necessary.

Clogged garbage disposal

The cost of a plumber to repair a crusher depends on the nature of the problem. It may be congestion of the pipes. A clogging of evacuation channels occurs if your sink crusher fails to grind waste or toilet paper properly. This problem also occurs if you throw other objects such as pads, wipes, or condoms into the toilet bowl. The plumber will intervene to unclog your appliance and your pipes. It will also check if your garbage disposal is working properly. Allow around $50 per hour for the work of a professional and between 20 and 40 $ for his travel expenses.

Broken Blades

The blades on your grinder can break if you throw a solid object into the machine. Although they are made of metal, these elements can be damaged by attempting to crush cardboard packages or plastic objects. The broken blades are recognized by an unusual sound when the unit is switched on. The professional will make the necessary repairs. Add the spare parts price to the craftsman’s hourly rate and travel expenses.

Broken Engine

garbage disposerThe engine failure is recognized by the inactivity of the disposal to start. You can call a professional to assess the damage. Since the engine is the most expensive component of the device, its price is relatively high. In most cases, it is better to change the unit rather than replacing the engine. Approximately $100 for an entry-level disposer.

So if you didn’t get one of the top garbage disposals, then make sure to follow the tips in this guide and get a professional to come out and take a look at whatever problem you have.


Renovating your kitchen the right way

Today I am returning to a topic that I did not discuss for some time in my handyman days:

There are so many queries like “I have such furniture and I want you to tell me how to decorate my whole house”. ¬†As you will imagine, designing a space is something that takes a lot of time and could hardly be clear the client’s needs through a vague description.

A common question we get is: “I am about to renovate my kitchen but I do not have much budget. Any tips for reusing the cupboards or painting old tiles?”
Currently I am renovating my kitchen, and I hope soon to share with you the before and after, so this topic is perfect. There are many ways in which we can save costs when renovating a kitchen, so today I want to tell you some of the most practical:

Kitchen furniture

I always say that painting is the easiest way to renovate a space, and cooking is no exception. You can paint furniture doors to completely change the look of your kitchen. In most cases it is enough to sanding the wood a little to remove the gloss of the varnish or the previous paint and then you can paint it without problem.

Note that if the original paint is based on oil (oil, synthetic enamel, etc.) you can not apply paint to the water above, as it does not adhere correctly; But it works the other way around, you can apply oil based paint on a water based paint.

This technique is not exclusive to wood furniture, you can also paint veneered furniture. For this, the first thing is to clean them well to remove the dust and / or grease, then to pass a very fine sandpaper – just to increase the adhesion of the surface – since if you sand much you will finish breaking the first layer. Then you have to apply a primer coat – this applies to whatever you need to paint – and then apply the paint of the color you want. As a last step I recommend applying a lacquer or other product that generates a protective film, so that the furniture can be cleaned easily.


Who would not want to have stone decks? Such is the marble that is so fashionable today. However these are quite expensive, and therefore are not for all pockets.

The good thing is that there are other options to renovate the worktops for much less, such as reuse the existing decks and cover them with a concrete base.

Even today you find some epoxy products that create a movie that looks like stone. If you have skill you can do it yourself.

Kitchen Sinks

No kitchen is complete without a sink obviously. We would recommend getting one of the best kitchen sink faucets so that you can install it easily and have the renovation go smoothly.

Well that concludes my article, hope you found the tips valuable.