Ready for a different garbage disposal in Austin? Seek no further than Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll assist you in choosing one that matches your needs—and budget—and skillfully install it.
We can also help if you want garbage disposal repair. One of our specialists will come out to determine the problem and get your disposal operating quickly.
Whatever service you need, it’s backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Here are a few garbage disposal troubles we frequently repair:
- Garbage disposal won’t run.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t running correctly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal stinks and the odor won’t go away.
- Water won’t drain or is draining gradually through the disposal.
You should always drizzle cold water into the garbage disposal while eliminating foods. Cold water solidifies fats that have been discarded. This makes it easier for the system to shred them.
Garbage disposals also need everyday use to avoid malfunction.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be fixed if you can locate the part that's creating the problem.
If you find a beat up or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop 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 connected to the dishwasher, which provides self-cleaning. This area commonly has leaks as well.
These malfunctions 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer many hours to diagnose and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to take care of the problem without professional help.
Having an Expert technician like one from Strand Brothers Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning determine and take care of the problem can help catch other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t end up repairing the same disposal two weeks later.
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