Expert Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation in Champaign

Need a different garbage disposal in Champaign? Seek no further than Chief/Bauer Service Experts.

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 Experts will come to your house to detect the problem and get your disposal operating shortly.

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Common Garbage Disposal Problems

Here are a few garbage disposal problems we frequently handle:

  • Garbage disposal won’t start.
  • Disposal makes noise but isn’t working properly.
  • Disposal is leaking.
  • Disposal reeks and the scent won’t go away.
  • Water won’t drain or is draining gradually through the disposal.

You should always run cold water into the garbage disposal while crushing foods. Cold water hardens oils that have been poured in. This makes it easier for the system to shred them.

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 identify the part that's creating 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
  • Detatched pipes
  • Flanges or gaskets that have dried out and cracked
  • Breaks in the garbage disposal body

Some disposals are linked to the dishwasher, which enables self-cleaning. This area commonly has 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 install a new garbage disposal.

It can take a DIYer many hours to find and complete simple repairs, so consider that with the cost when deciding to tackle the problem by yourself.

Having a professional technician like one from Chief/Bauer Service Experts identify and fix the problem can help catch other pieces that may be about to stop working. That way, you won’t be repairing the same disposal two weeks later.