Ready for a different garbage disposal in San Antonio? Seek no further than San Antonio Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
We’ll support you in locating one that meets your needs—and budget—and expertly install it.
We can also help if you need garbage disposal repair. One of our technicians will come by to determine the problem and get your disposal working 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 problems we frequently fix:
- Garbage disposal won’t run.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t working correctly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal stinks and the smell 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 breaking down foods. Cold water hardens fats that have been discarded. This makes it smoother for the system to chop them up.
Garbage disposals also need frequent use to avoid corrosion.
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 worn out or leaky part, get a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Decay on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Breaks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This area often experiences leaks as well.
These malfunctions 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 diagnose and make simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when deciding to handle the problem on your own.
Having a skilled technician like one from San Antonio Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning identify and fix the problem can help locate other components that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.
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