Time for a different garbage disposal in Columbus? Seek no further than Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll support you in choosing one that meets your needs—and budget—and skillfully install it.
We can also help if you require garbage disposal repair. One of our technicians will come to your house to find the problem and get your disposal running quickly.
Whatever service you need, it’s supported by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Here are several garbage disposal troubles we commonly fix:
- Garbage disposal won’t turn on.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t working properly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal stinks and the smell won’t go away.
- Water won’t drain or is draining slowly through the disposal.
You should always drizzle cold water into the garbage disposal while breaking down foods. Cold water sets oils that have been discarded. This makes it easier for the system to chop them up.
Garbage disposals also need 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 creating the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, put in 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 cracked
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are hooked up to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot frequently experiences leaks as well.
These problems can be taken care of 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 many hours to diagnose and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to tackle the problem by yourself.
Having a professional technician like one from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and take care of the problem can help find other components that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.
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