Time for a different garbage disposal in Dallas? Seek no further than Levy & Son.
We’ll help you in locating one that meets your needs—and budget—and professionally 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 in no time.
Whatever service you need, it’s backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
Common Garbage Disposal Problems
Here are several garbage disposal problems we frequently handle:
- Garbage disposal won’t start.
- Disposal makes noise but isn’t working correctly.
- Disposal is leaking.
- Disposal smells bad and the scent won’t dissipate.
- Water won’t drain or is draining sluggishly through the disposal.
You should always run cold water into the garbage disposal while crushing foods. Cold water sets greases that have been discarded. This makes it smoother for the system to shred them.
Garbage disposals also require frequent use to avoid malfunction.
Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal
A leaky garbage disposal can be repaired if you can locate the part that's causing the problem.
If you find a fatigued or leaky part, replace it. Don’t use plumber’s putty to fill cracks.
Disposals may leak over time due to:
- Deterioration on the seals
- Loose pipes
- Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
- Cracks in the garbage disposal body
Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This location frequently experiences leaks as well.
These issues 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 install a new garbage disposal.
It can take a DIYer a lot of time to locate and make simple repairs, so include that in the cost when attempting to handle the problem on your own.
Having a professional technician like one from Levy & Son diagnose and take care of the problem can help find other pieces that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t be dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.
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