Need a different garbage disposal in Hillsborough? Seek no further than Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll help you in choosing one that matches your needs—and budget—and skillfully install it.
We can also help if you require garbage disposal repair. One of our technicians will come out to detect the problem and get your disposal working in no time.
Whatever service you need, it’s backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Here are some garbage disposal issues we frequently handle:
- Garbage disposal won’t run.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t operating right.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal smells bad and the odor 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 crushing foods. Cold water sets greases that have been poured in. This makes it smoother for the system to shred them.
Garbage disposals also need frequent use to avoid malfunction.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can identify the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill 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 hooked up to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area commonly experiences leaks as well.
These problems can be fixed 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 locate and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when attempting to handle the problem on your own.
Having an Expert technician like one from Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning determine and fix the problem can help find other pieces that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.
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