Need a different garbage disposal in Louisville? Seek no further than Becht / Givens Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll support you in choosing one that fits your needs—and budget—and skillfully install it.
We can also help if you need garbage disposal repair. One of our specialists will come out to determine the problem and get your disposal operating shortly.
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 problems we commonly handle:
- Garbage disposal won’t turn on.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t operating right.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal stinks and the scent won’t diffuse.
- Water won’t drain or is draining gradually through the disposal.
You should always run cold water into the garbage disposal while eliminating foods. Cold water sets greases that have been poured in. This makes it smoother for the system to shred them.
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 leading to the problem.
If you find a fatigued 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
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This spot often has 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 get a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to find and finish simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to tackle the problem without professional help.
Having a skilled technician like one from Becht / Givens Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning determine and fix the problem can help find other components that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.
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