Expert Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation in Kitchener

Ready for a different garbage disposal in Kitchener? Search no further than Hammond Plumbing & Heating.

We’ll support you in choosing one that meets your needs—and budget—and professionally install it.

We can also help if you require garbage disposal repair. One of our specialists will come to your house to find the problem and get your disposal operating in no time.

Whatever service you need, it’s supported by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Here are a few garbage disposal issues we regularly fix:

  • Garbage disposal won’t run.
  • Disposal makes noise but isn’t working right.
  • Disposal is leaking.
  • Disposal reeks and the odor won’t dissipate.
  • Water won’t drain or is draining slowly through the disposal.

You should always run cold water into the garbage disposal while eliminating foods. Cold water solidifies fats that have been poured in. This makes it smoother for the system to shred them.

Garbage disposals also must have 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 leading to the problem.

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

Disposals may leak over time due to:

  • Decay on the seals
  • Unsecured pipes
  • Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and broken
  • Cracks in the garbage disposal body

Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This area frequently suffers from leaks as well.

These problems 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 many hours to locate and make simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to take care of the problem without professional help.

Having a professional technician like one from Hammond Plumbing & Heating determine and fix the problem can help catch other pieces that may be about to go out. That way, you won’t end up dealing with the same disposal two weeks later.