Expert Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation in Albany

Ready for a different garbage disposal in Albany? Search no further than D.A. Bennett Service Experts.

We’ll support you in finding one that matches your needs—and budget—and expertly install it.

We can also help if you want garbage disposal repair. One of our Experts will come to your house 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 several garbage disposal problems we commonly repair:

  • Garbage disposal won’t start.
  • Disposal makes noise but isn’t running correctly.
  • 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 trickle cold water into the garbage disposal while breaking down foods. Cold water hardens oils that have been dumped in. This makes it smoother for the system to break them up.

Garbage disposals also must have regular use to avoid corrosion.

Fixing a Leaky Garbage Disposal

A leaky garbage disposal can be restored if you can locate the part that's causing the problem.

If you find a fatigued or leaky part, put in a new one. Don’t use plumber’s putty to stop cracks.

Disposals may leak over time due to:

  • Deterioration on the seals
  • Unsecured pipes
  • Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and split
  • Breaks in the garbage disposal body

Some disposals are connected to the dishwasher, which allows for self-cleaning. This area frequently experiences 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 replace your garbage disposal.

It can take a DIYer an entire afternoon to diagnose and finish simple repairs, so factor that into the cost when choosing to tackle the problem on your own.

Having a skilled technician like one from D.A. Bennett Service Experts diagnose and take care of the problem can help catch other parts that may be about to break. That way, you won’t find yourself fixing the same disposal two weeks later.