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Everything to Know About a Garbage Disposal Installation

Everything to Know About a Garbage Disposal Installation

Garbage disposals do not live forever, and when it comes time to replace them, you will start to see the signs.

Whether replacing an old one or putting a brand new one in, there are a handful of things worth knowing about a garbage disposal installation. Our thorough guide on how to handle installing a garbage disposal is especially helpful if you’re considering replacing your old system. Often the issues are small and require garbage disposal repair. Food can get trapped or coats the mechanism, and consistent cleaning will lengthen its lifespan. Addressing all the problems in a reasonable time is very beneficial. However, garbage disposals do not live forever, and when it comes time to replace them, you will start to see the signs. It is essential to look into the process of replacement beforehand. Read on to learn all about the garbage disposal installation process!

Picking a New Garbage Disposal

Once you’ve confirmed that you need to install a new garbage disposal, there are a few factors that will influence your installation decision.

Kinds of Garbage Disposals

There are two main kinds of garbage disposal systems. The more popular choice is a continuous disposal system. The other kind is a batch disposal, suited to those who need to grind up bigger batches more periodically.

Motor Power

Garbage disposals come with multiple horsepower motors, and the one you pick will depend on two different things. More people in a house will require a more powerful motor because of a more considerable amount of waste being produced. You should consider at least 1 HP. Houses that create the type of waste that puts a lot of strain on garbage disposals should also install a much more powerful disposal. Look into which substances are harder on garbage disposals.


A more pricey garbage disposal will typically come with a more extended warranty. Whatever your budget is, a reliable benchmark is usually a one-year warranty.

The Garbage Disposal Installation

The process of installing a disposal must be done with caution. The following all must be taken into consideration:


The old disposal must be disconnected first. Garbage disposals are typically connected at the base, and so this is where the process begins. Some electrical knowledge is needed to ensure that the wires disconnect correctly.


If you’ve got a dishwasher that the system connects to, then this is the next part to detach. The last thing left after this is to disconnect it from the sink drain. This is done by supporting the base, loosening it, and in the right direction. Clean the area of the waste thats built up over the years before installing the new disposal.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a garbage disposal installation, give the folks at B&D Plumbing a call today!

Get in Touch With B&D Today!

Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media, including FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!

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