Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals in Northern Virginia

When you need a new garbage disposal, make Comfort Solutions your first call. Our licensed plumbers will get your sink back in business right away. You rely on your garbage disposal to help keep your kitchen clean and fresh. When it’s not working, it can be a real pain! Our friendly and professional plumbing company can replace and any disposal you have. Call us today!

Need your disposal replaced? – Call us today – (703) 266-3678

Garbage Disposal Replacement
Every year thousands of people try to replace their garbage disposals to save a little money and they end up making mistakes. These mistakes cost them even more money as they damage the disposal and pipes. Saving money is great but the cost of hiring a plumbing company for installation is so affordable, it really doesn’t make sense trying to do it yourself and risk a mistake.

If your garbage disposal has been around for a while and seen better days, we can help you pick the best new model to get your kitchen functioning again. Our plumbers will expertly install your new disposal and make sure every part of your kitchen sink plumbing is in good working order. And don’t worry, we always clean up after a job!

Signs your garbage disposal might need replaced:

  • The motor hums but the disposal isn’t grinding
  • The disposal stops running before you turn it off
  • The disposal is louder than usual while running
  • Leaks or pooling water underneath the disposal
  • Backed up water in the sink

New Disposal Installation
Why is new garbage disposal installation so important? Did you know that the plumbing system in your entire kitchen is connected? For example, if the new garbage disposal installation is not done correctly it will impact your sink and dishwasher, cause backups and poor drainage. That’s why you need to have your new garbage disposal installation handled by a licensed plumber.

DIY Maintain A Clean Garbage Disposal

  • Run It: Sometimes we forget to run the garbage disposal if we haven’t used it in a while. Even if it’s a few seconds, make sure you run it at least once a week. If you do use it for food, make sure you allow it to run longer. You want everything in their grounded down and that takes time.
  • Clean It: Don’t forget that there’s rotting food in the disposal which is why you want to clean it out once a week if possible, especially after you’ve used it a lot. Any plumber will tell you that most of their calls for garbage disposal problems have to do with the fact that they were not cleaned often enough.
  • Rinse It: Don’t be afraid to pour some vinegar down the drain to clean any odors or bacteria that is forming. Another helpful tip is to freeze the vinegar into ice cubes. This way it gets mixed into the grinders better, including any hard to reach areas.

Comfort Solutions has helped hundreds of customers with their garbage disposals needs. If you need assistance, feel free to give us a call today!

Need a new garbage disposal? – Call for a free estimate – (703) 266-3678

We install garbage disposals in Springfield, Alexandria, Arlington, Mclean, Fairfax and all nearby areas in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and Prince William County.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long should my garbage disposal last?

The lifespan of a garbage disposal can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the unit, frequency of use, maintenance, and the type of food waste it processes. On average, a well-maintained garbage disposal can last between 10 to 15 years. However, some high-end models and those with more durable components may last even longer, while cheaper or less well-maintained disposals may have a shorter lifespan.

Do garbage disposals come in different sizes?

They do and this is referred to as horsepower.  The decision to purchase a higher horsepower garbage disposal depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider when deciding on the horsepower for your garbage disposal:

Usage: How often and how much you plan to use the garbage disposal is a crucial factor. If you have a large household and generate a lot of food waste, a higher horsepower unit may be more efficient and durable for frequent use.

Type of food waste: Consider the types of food waste you’ll be disposing of. If you frequently deal with tough or fibrous materials, like bones or vegetable peels, a higher horsepower disposal may handle them better.

Plumbing and electrical capacity: Ensure that your kitchen’s plumbing and electrical systems can support a higher horsepower disposal. Upgrading these systems may be necessary, which could add to the overall cost.

Noise level: Typically, higher horsepower disposals are quieter because they can process food waste more efficiently. If noise is a concern for you, a higher horsepower unit might be worth the investment.

Budget: Higher horsepower garbage disposals tend to be more expensive than lower horsepower models. Consider your budget and whether the added cost is justified by your needs.

Environmental impact: Keep in mind that higher horsepower disposals may consume more energy and water, potentially increasing your utility bills. If you’re environmentally conscious, you may want to factor this into your decision.