Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement

Garbage Disposal Repair, Replacement, and Installation

Garbage disposal units are an essential part of our daily routine. They help to dispose of food waste and keep our kitchens clean. However, like any other appliance, garbage disposals are also prone to breaking down. In such cases, it becomes important to either repair or install a new unit. Let North Peachtree Plumbing be your source for expert repair and installation services.


Garbage disposals are often used as all-purpose waste dispensaries. However, they can get clogged and damaged just like any other fixture in your house. 


Garbage Disposal Clogs: Your garbage disposal can easily get overwhelmed with the abundance of food scraps generated during a party or even from your daily use. To prevent clogs, kindly remind your guests to refrain from putting bones, fruit pits, and fibrous vegetables down the drain. Additionally, it is advisable to avoid pouring grease, oils, and fats down the drain as they can solidify and obstruct the pipes. Instead, gather the scraps in a compost bin or a separate trash bag and dispose of them properly, ensuring a more efficient and hassle-free waste management process.


Garbage Disposal Installs: Garbage disposals are not just wonderful additions to any kitchen, but they also bring convenience and reliability to your daily life. Imagine never having to deal with bothersome clogs in your sink or faucet again! Our team of highly skilled technicians at North Peachtree Plumbing specializes in installing top-of-the-line garbage disposals with utmost precision and efficiency. Rest assured, with our professional installation services; you can say goodbye to any future mishaps caused by subpar installations and enjoy a worry-free experience in your kitchen. Let us take care of all your plumbing needs and ensure your kitchen is equipped with the best solutions available.


Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

Many of us tend to overlook the importance of our garbage disposal. It’s only when it malfunctions or needs replacement that we realize its significance. At that point, we find ourselves in a frenzy, trying to figure out how to fix it or find a trustworthy plumber for installation. If this situation sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to guide you through the process of installing and repairing your garbage disposal, providing you with the necessary knowledge and expertise.


Types of Repairs

The most common repair for garbage disposal is the replacement of the p-trap assembly, which is a U-shaped pipe that redirects water from your sink into the drainpipe below. This crucial component can become damaged or clogged over time, disrupting the proper functionality of your garbage disposal. By replacing the p-trap, you can restore the efficient operation of your disposal unit and ensure smooth drainage. However, in some cases where the damage is extensive and irreparable, you may need to consider replacing the entire sink to fully resolve the issue and maintain a functional kitchen environment.


In addition to providing repairs, we offer a wide range of installation services to enhance the performance of your garbage disposal. Our comprehensive services include the professional installation of various components such as pop-ups, angle stops, under-sink filtration systems, Insta hot units, air gaps, stem repairs, and cartridge replacements. Moreover, we also specialize in laundry box installations, hose bib and angle stop installations, and sump pump services if required. Rest assured that our skilled technicians will ensure the utmost precision and attention to detail in every installation, guaranteeing optimal functionality and longevity for your system.

No matter what type of service you need for your garbage disposal—whether it’s a repair or an installation— trust North Peachtree Plumbing‘s experienced plumbers, who are knowledgeable about these types of appliances and know how to ensure their safe operation.

Safety is Our Priority 

A faulty or malfunctioning garbage disposal can not only be inconvenient but also pose potential risks if mishandled. It is crucial to entrust the repair and installation tasks to a qualified professional, ensuring both the safety and proper functioning of your unit. By relying on the expertise of an experienced plumber, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will receive top-notch workmanship at competitive prices. With their attention to detail and commitment to quality, your garbage disposal will be up and running smoothly in no time, making your daily routines hassle-free and efficient.


Prevention is always better than repair. Routine maintenance (checking for leaks, cleaning the pipes, and inspecting the water heater) can save you from plumbing problems. Schedule our professional plumbers to check your plumbing system before summer starts to address any potential issues. Additionally, watch for signs of water damage and mold in your home, as these can indicate a plumbing issue. If you find any, call a professional right away.

Regularly checking on the key components of your plumbing system will help prevent any major issues before they start. Make sure to clear the garbage disposal blades with ice cubes, lemon peels, and vinegar periodically. 


Indications that your garbage disposal needs repair

Before you decide on repairing or installing a garbage disposal, it is important to identify the indications that suggest your unit needs to be repaired. The most common signs include foul odors, clogged drains, and loud grinding noises. If you experience any of these, then it is likely that your unit needs repair. Typically, garbage disposal units have a lifespan of around 8-15 years, so if your unit is older than this and starts showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to consider a new installation.

Preparation for installation

If you decide to install a new garbage disposal, it is important to ensure that you are fully prepared. The first step is to make sure that you have the right tools for the job, including a screwdriver, pliers, a hammer, and a wrench. You should also have a new unit, mounting assembly, and power cord. Before installing the new unit, make sure that the power supply is turned off. Additionally, check the disposal flange, gasket, and mounting assembly to match them correctly.

Installation process

The installation process for garbage disposals can vary slightly depending on the model and make of the unit. However, the general steps remain the same. Begin with preparing the mounting assembly, attaching the flange, attaching the dishwasher hose (if applicable), attaching the drain, connecting the electrical wires, and finally mounting the unit. It is recommended to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for specific details or watch helpful installation videos online.

Basic repair tips

When it comes to repairing garbage disposals, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. However, there are some basic repair tips you can try yourself. First, make sure to turn off the power and inspect the unit for visible damage. Check that the blades are not jammed and that the motor is still operational. If you find that the blades are jammed, trying to force them can cause further damage. Running the unit with a broken motor can cause the disposal to catch fire.

Maintenance suggestions

Regular maintenance is essential to prolong the lifespan of your garbage disposal. Some simple ways to maintain your unit include running cold water down the disposal regularly and avoiding hard or fibrous food waste that could damage the unit. Additionally, grinding small ice cubes can help to clean the blades and prevent odors.

Garbage disposals are an essential household appliance that helps to keep our kitchens clean. Whether you need to repair or install a new unit, it’s important to follow the correct steps and have the right tools on hand. While some basic repairs can be performed by the homeowner, it’s recommended to enlist the help of a professional for more complex repairs. By following the tips outlined here and carrying out regular maintenance, you can ensure that your garbage disposal unit works efficiently and stays in tip-top condition for years to come.


North Peachtree Plumbing Co. At Your Service

With over 25 years of dedicated service, North Peachtree Plumbing Co. has been proudly offering top-notch plumbing repair services in North Atlanta. Our expertise spans nearly 50 years, encompassing Repair, Training, Manufacturing, and Customer Relations. Trust us to deliver exceptional quality and unparalleled customer satisfaction.

At North Peachtree Plumbing, we understand that each plumbing issue is unique, as every plumbing system is different. Our team is equipped with the expertise and training to tackle problems of any size or complexity. Our goal is to provide our customers with professional plumbing repairs that not only solve their issues but also leave them completely satisfied. We strive for excellence in both service and customer experience.


Contact Us For Garbage Disposal Replacement

If you find yourself in need of a garbage disposal repair, replacement, or installation, North Peachtree Plumbing Co. Inc. is at your service. We cover the areas of Cumming, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and Roswell. To contact us for emergency and non-emergency plumbing services, please call us at (678) 234-8385. You can also contact us via email at or by using our contact form. Connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Linkedin to keep up with company news or to say hello!