Garbage Disposal Repair, Replacement & Installation

Are you having issues with your garbage disposal? Is it making weird noises, not grinding the food properly or causing a backup in your sink? You may need garbage disposal repair or replacement. Call the expert plumbers at Desert Edge for garbage disposal repair, replacement and installation throughout the Ogden area. 

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Garbage Disposal Repair

Garbage disposals are so handy — they allow you to easily get rid of tons of food scraps you would otherwise need to compost or throw away. Either of these other solutions can result in odors and pest infestation, so a working garbage disposal is a safer and more sanitary way of ridding your home of garbage. 

Too often, however, homeowners and restaurant owners are unaware of the types of foods they should not put in the garbage disposal, and this can result in a call to us for garbage disposal repair. Most people know not to put bones or grease in the garbage disposal, but did you know that eggshells, coffee grounds, potato peels and rice are also problematic? 

As professional plumbers in Ogden, we love to give customers advice for performing their own garbage disposal repair — safely. First, never pour drain cleaner into your garbage disposal. It won’t fix the problem and your appliance will be exposed to caustic chemicals. If your garbage disposal is humming but not grinding, try pressing the red reset button. This often fixes the problem. 

If your garbage disposal is jammed, try fixing it with the Allen wrench that came with your model. Simply work the wrench back and forth — this may free the jam. 

NEVER reach into your garbage disposal with a hand or tool. If the two solutions above do not fix the problem, call us for garbage disposal repair.

Garbage Disposal Replacement

When your garbage disposal has reached the end of its useful life, you will have to consider garbage disposal replacement. Garbage disposals last about 10 years with ordinary use. After that, the blades become dull and parts wear out. Because garbage disposals are relatively affordable, repairs are often not worth it — garbage disposal replacement makes more sense. 

Commercial garbage disposals can cost upwards of $1,000, so garbage disposal repair may be the better choice in some cases. The key — whether you need residential or commercial garbage disposal replacement — is to get the right one for your needs. This is much more important on the commercial side, as you want to make sure that you get a garbage disposal big enough and powerful enough to handle everything at your restaurant that needs to go through it. 

The choices among residential garbage disposals are remarkably similar, the most important option being that some models are quieter to operate. Other than that, we would advise you to avoid the cheapest models when considering garbage disposal replacement, as they give out sooner.

Garbage Disposal Installation

If you never had a garbage disposal in your home, or if you are building a new home or restaurant, call Desert Edge Plumbing of Ogden for garbage disposal installation. Because this job involves both electricity and plumbing, it’s important to use an experienced professional and not try to DIY it. 

Remember Desert Edge Plumbing for residential and commercial garbage disposal installation throughout the Ogden area. 

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