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Do I Need a Plumber to Install a Garbage Disposal?

Article Date: 2/6/20 | Posted By Nick


Do I Need a Plumber to Install a Garbage Disposal?

No one denies that the garbage disposal is one of the greatest conveniences in the modern kitchen. Unfortunately, garbage disposals (based on the work that they do) can break down and need to be repaired or replaced from time to time.

There are several standard procedures for repairing a garbage disposal, but they don’t always work, and eventually, your unit will need to be replaced. If your garbage disposal is humming but not turning, debris in the blades can stop the motor from rotating. Unplug your garbage disposal from its power source and see if you can turn the blades with a wooden spoon or long screwdriver. If you’re mechanically inclined, there is usually an Allen-key screw on the bottom of your disposal that can be used to turn the motor manually.

Learn about some useful tips for repairing your garbage disposal in our blog post, “Why is My Garbage Disposal Humming?”. If you are looking into getting a new unit, we hope the information below will be helpful during the process and answer the common question, “Do I Need a Plumber to Install a Garbage Disposal?”.


Can I Install a Garbage Disposal Without a Plumber?


The answer is generally “yes,” but again, only if the homeowner (or whoever is installing the unit) is mechanically inclined. The do-it-yourself approach applies best if you are replacing the garbage disposal with the same brand and modelmaking installation much more manageable.

For those not keen on taking their plumbing apart themselves, you can hire a professional plumbing company that will know how to handle any plumbing or electrical concerns that commonly arise in garbage disposal installations.


Do I Need a New Garbage Disposal Installation?


We hope some of the tips you’ve read about repairing garbage disposals has helped resolve your issues, but if they haven’t, you’re probably ready for a new garbage disposal installation.

Seeing as how garbage disposals have a lifespan of ten-to-fifteen years, it’s very likely that the replacement unit you purchase will be more advanced and may require additional work to install. It’s often necessary to extend plumbing or need additional electrical work to have the disposal installed correctly. It’s due to these concerns that we highly suggest hiring a professional plumbing company to do the job.


Garbage Disposal Installation Near Me:


Did your garbage disposal recently break, or maybe you want to upgrade to a better unit? If you’re searching for garbage disposal installation near me in Houston, Nick’s Plumbing has a team of trained and licensed plumbers waiting to assist you today. We’re the “go-to” Houston plumber for installing garbage disposals, and we look forward to scheduling your next plumbing service soon.

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