Need a different garbage disposal in Canada? Search no further than Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll assist you in choosing one that fits your needs—and budget—and skillfully install it.
We can also help if you want garbage disposal repair. One of our technicians will come to your house to determine the problem and get your disposal working 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 frequently handle:
- Garbage disposal won’t turn on.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t working correctly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal stinks and the scent won’t go away.
- Water won’t drain or is draining sluggishly through the disposal.
You should always trickle cold water into the garbage disposal while crushing foods. Cold water sets greases that have been poured in. This makes it easier for the system to chop them up.
Garbage disposals also require frequent use to avoid malfunction.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's leading to the problem.
If you find a beat up 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
- Detatched pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This location frequently experiences 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 replace your garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to diagnose and complete simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when attempting to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a skilled technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning diagnose and repair the problem can help catch other pieces that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.
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