Ready for a different garbage disposal in North America? Seek no further than Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll support you in locating one that meets your needs—and budget—and skillfully install it.
We can also help if you need garbage disposal repair. One of our technicians will come by to find the problem and get your disposal working shortly.
Whatever service you need, it’s backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Here are a few garbage disposal issues we frequently fix:
- Garbage disposal won’t run.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t working right.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal stinks and the odor won’t diffuse.
- Water won’t drain or is draining gradually through the disposal.
You should always run cold water into the garbage disposal while eliminating foods. Cold water solidifies oils that have been poured in. This makes it smoother for the system to shred them.
Garbage disposals also must have everyday use to avoid rust.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This location often experiences leaks as well.
These malfunctions can be fixed except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to find and finish simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and repair the problem can help catch other components that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t find yourself dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.
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