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Professional Repair, Replacement & Installation in Carlsbad, Vista & the Surrounding Areas

Your garbage disposal is one of those appliances you may not think twice about, but it plays an integral role in modern comfort. Thanks to your disposal, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of food odors in your garbage bin, the risk of invading insects or other vermin attracted to these odors, or the elevated risk of mold growing in your trash. In fact, garbage disposals have significantly improved overall at-home health and reduced food waste issues around the world. But as with any other appliance in your home, they are not immune to problems, and even small issues can be frustrating.

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If you’re having trouble with a garbage disposal problem in your kitchen, the Carlsbad plumbers at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air can get your disposal fixed and working again! We offer a full range of plumbing services designed to help you with whatever your garbage disposal may need, from simple repairs to complete replacements and even new system installations. We understand how important a high-quality, working garbage disposal is to the safety and sanitation of a modern home, and our team members are equipped with the tools and training needed to offer you the best available service. We want to be the name you depend on for all of your plumbing problems, no matter how large or small they may be.

We have extensive experience in the home comfort field and we are prepared to provide you with any assistance you may require.

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Your garbage disposal has a pretty difficult job, and over time, the stress from repeated use will eventually cause it to break down. We service all different makes and models of garbage disposals, including newer systems and older setups alike. We thoroughly inspect your system to figure out the true source of the issue you’re having so we can recommend a cost-effective and optimal repair plan.

We can help you with any garbage disposal repairs, including:

Garbage disposals are complicated pieces of equipment that are integral to the smooth operation of your kitchen and household. When something goes wrong, it’s best to contact an experienced professional to troubleshoot, repair, or replace your garbage disposal.

  • It’s safer: There are hazards involved with repairing any major piece of equipment that is wired into your house’s electrical system. A professional will be able to safely navigate these hazards to avoid injury or dangerous oversights.
  • It’s easier: Troubleshooting and repairing your disposal by yourself could entail days of taking it apart, running to the hardware store, and trying different methods. An experienced plumber will be able to quickly diagnose the problem and will have specialized tools and parts on hand to make repairs.
  • It’s more accurate: An experienced professional can accurately pinpoint the issue with your garbage disposal. They will also be able to tell you if it makes more sense to replace your garbage disposal instead of repairing it.

Over time, your garbage disposal can simply wear out. Eventually, even the most well-built disposal will simply need a replacement, and our plumbers can handle that too.

We take care of everything, including the following and more:

  • Removing your old disposal
  • Installing the new unit
  • Sealing drain line connections from leaks
  • Checking electrical connections

Generally, a garbage disposal will last anywhere from 10 to 15 years in a home, so those who have systems around this age should likely anticipate having to replace their system the next time they encounter an issue.

Garbage disposals are complicated and intimidating kitchen fixtures, so it’s understandable that many people have questions about how to care for and troubleshoot them. At Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air, we have extensive experience installing garbage disposals and ensuring that they continue to run smoothly. Below are some of the more frequent questions that we get asked by our customers:

Do I need a plumber to install a garbage disposal?

While you can theoretically install a garbage disposal yourself, hiring an experienced plumber is the safest and easiest way to make sure that the job is done right. It’s likely that your new disposal won’t match the old connection site, which means that multiple trips back to the hardware store might be needed for different parts and fittings. The electrical work involved can also be hazardous, so it’s best to hire someone who has experience installing garbage disposals.

Why does my garbage disposal smell?

Garbage disposals can emit unpleasant odors for a number of reasons. This can be due to general food waste buildup, which can be fixed with a simple cleaning. However, if the smell is caused by a clog, sewage gases flowing up the drain, or an issue with the ventilating mechanism for your sewer system, you will need an experienced plumber to troubleshoot and repair the problem.

How long does a garbage disposal typically last?

You can expect your garbage disposal to last for 10-15 years before the blades wear down or the motor burns out. By the time it is 8 years old, it’s generally best to replace it rather than repair it when you experience issues.

Can I pour boiling water down a garbage disposal?

It’s best to use cold water when running or cleaning your garbage disposal, because it keeps the fats and grease in a more solid state, allowing them to be physically broken up and washed down the pipes. If you melt them with hot water, they will make their way down the pipes in a liquid state, then re-solidify to create blockages further down. Additionally, if your pipes are made of Pex, CPVC, or PVC, then boiling water will damage them.

Our highly trained technicians are standing by to install, repair, or replace your garbage disposal in North County. No matter the situation, we’ll work with you to find a solution that works for your home and budget. We pride ourselves on delivering quality work alongside an incredible customer experience.

We have extensive experience in the home comfort field and we are prepared to provide you with any assistance you may require.

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Contact us today to schedule your garbage disposal installation or repair in North County and learn why we’re best in class for plumbing services!

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Outstanding experience from start to finish. Neil was on time, professional, and very personable when he came the same day to assess my needs and provide an on-the-spot estimate. He didn't try and pre...

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Ahhh! Cool and comfortable in our house now. Thank you to the awesome guys who installed this high quality equipment. Good to have Costco stand behind them, too.

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