Expert Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation in Albany

Need a different garbage disposal in Albany? Seek no further than Roland J. Down Service Experts .

We’ll assist you in choosing one that matches your needs—and budget—and professionally install it.

We can also help if you want garbage disposal repair. One of our specialists will come to your house to find the problem and get your disposal running shortly.

Whatever service you need, it’s covered by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Here are some garbage disposal problems we regularly repair:

  • Garbage disposal won’t start.
  • Disposal makes noise but isn’t working right.
  • Disposal is leaking.
  • Disposal smells bad and the odor won’t dissipate.
  • Water won’t drain or is draining gradually through the disposal.

You should always run cold water into the garbage disposal while breaking down foods. Cold water hardens fats that have been poured in. This makes it smoother for the system to shred them.

Garbage disposals also must have everyday use to avoid corrosion.

Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal

A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can find the part that's leading to the problem.

If you find a fatigued or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.

Disposals may leak over time due to:

  • Deterioration on the seals
  • Unsecured pipes
  • Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
  • Cracks in the garbage disposal body

Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This location often suffers from leaks as well.

These issues can be repaired 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 a lot of time to find and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to take care of the problem on your own.

Having a professional technician like one from Roland J. Down Service Experts determine and repair the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.