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FAQs: Garbage Disposal Installation

Garbage Disposal Installation

Frequently Asked Questions About Garbage Disposal Installations

How Long Does It Take to Install a Garbage Disposal?

Depending on the type of garbage disposal you’re installing, garbage disposal installation typically takes between two to four hours. The installation process will typically go faster if there is already existing plumbing set up for the garbage disposal’s installation.

How Do I Know If My Garbage Disposal Needs to Be Replaced?

Some of the most common signs your garbage disposal ought to be replaced include frequent necessary repairs, poor perf, lack of power, frequent resets, strange noises, and water leaks. Our plumbing technicians at Western Rooter & Plumbing will come to take a look at your garbage disposal and help you determine whether a repair or replacement is in your best interest.

How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last?

With the proper care and maintenance, a garbage disposal can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. As your garbage disposal gets older, it may start to clog more often or may show some of the common signs above that it needs to be replaced.

How Can I Get Ready for a Garbage Disposal Installation?

To get your kitchen ready for a garbage disposal installation, make sure that there’s a clear path between your front door and your kitchen. Make sure that your kitchen is clear of any unnecessary objects or materials. You’ll want to disconnect the power to your current garbage disposal at your circuit breaker. If you can’t disconnect the power or you’re unsure where your circuit breaker is to disconnect it, be sure to inform your plumbing technician when they come to install your garbage disposal.

How Do You Install a Garbage Disposal?

At Western Rooter & Plumbing, our plumbing technicians go through a series of steps to install your new garbage disposal. We’ll wire the disposal, insert the drain flange, install the mounting ring, mount the disposal, connect the outlet to the p-trap, tighten the fasteners, and finally check for leaks.

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