Ready for a different garbage disposal in Raleigh? Look no further than Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll help you in locating one that meets your needs—and budget—and expertly install it.
We can also help if you need garbage disposal repair. One of our Experts will come to your house to determine the problem and get your disposal working in no time.
Whatever service you need, it’s supported by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Here are some garbage disposal problems we frequently fix:
- Garbage disposal won’t start.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t operating properly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal smells bad and the odor won’t go away.
- 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 greases that have been poured in. This makes it smoother for the system to chop them up.
Garbage disposals also require regular use to avoid corrosion.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can find the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a worn out or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to plug cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear on the seals
- Unsecured pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Fissures in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This area commonly experiences leaks as well.
These problems can be repaired except for cracks in the body or interior lining of the disposal. If this is your problem, you will need to install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to diagnose and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to take care of the problem by yourself.
Having an Expert technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and fix the problem can help locate other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.
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