Garbage Disposal Replacement
What's included with this service?
Removal and haul away of old disposal (if needed)
Mounting and wiring customer-supplied garbage disposal
Connection of drain lines and existing electrical
Garbage disposal test and clean up
Why should I get a pro to replace my garbage disposal?
There’s the ick factor. Garbage disposal hoses are full of all kinds of gunk, and some of that gunk may end up on you when you’re working on removing your old garbage disposal. Also, replacing a garbage disposal involves tapping into your home’s plumbing and electrical systems, and both systems need to be handled correctly to safely remove your old garbage disposal and install your new garbage disposal. Someone with a lot of experience can handle the job in an hour or 2—or maybe even less. Attempting a garbage disposal replacement without any training will likely take at least double the time required for a professional to replace a garbage disposal.
What steps are involved in replacing a garbage disposal?
Step 1: Your pro will first check under your sink to make sure your new garbage disposal will fit the area and sink, and turn off the water to your sink.
Step 2: Removing the old disposal requires turning off the correct electrical breaker, handling whatever water and food are sitting in the pipes, and then safely dismantling the whole assemblage.
Step 3: The pro will pry the snap ring off the sink flange of your new garbage disposal, which will allow the entire garbage disposal mounting assembly to come apart, so the pro can work with each of the components in the correct order.
Step 4: If the garbage disposal should be attached to the dishwasher, the pro will prepare the garbage disposal to be connected, and then install the mounting ring and snap ring.
Step 5: Next, the pro will connect the electrical wires and mount the garbage disposal under the sink.
Step 6: Finally, the pro will attach the drain lines to the garbage disposal, and finish the garbage disposal assembly by tightening all the connections and cleaning up.
What do I need to do before my appointment?
Please have on hand the garbage disposal you purchased, including all screws and other pieces that came with it, before your garbage disposal replacement appointment. Additional charges may be added by the service provider to cover the cost of any additional parts or labor required to complete the garbage disposal replacement.