Time for a different garbage disposal in Albany? Seek no further than Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll assist you in choosing one that matches your needs—and budget—and professionally install it.
We can also help if you require garbage disposal repair. One of our Experts will come to your house to find the problem and get your disposal running quickly.
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 frequently repair:
- Garbage disposal won’t run.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t working correctly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal reeks 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 breaking down foods. Cold water hardens fats that have been dumped in. This makes it simpler for the system to shred them.
Garbage disposals also must have regular use to avoid corrosion.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Wear and tear 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 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 a lot of time to locate and finish simple repairs, so include that in the cost when deciding to handle the problem on your own.
Having a professional technician like one from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and repair the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.
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