Garbage Disposal Repair And Installation

Your garbage disposal is an important part of your kitchen operations. The ability to send organic scraps down the sink keeps your trash clean and dishes running smoothly every day. Of course, garbage disposals sometimes need repair, replacement, or you might even be in a kitchen that doesn’t yet have a garbage disposal to streamline your cooking and cleaning routine.

Whether you need garbage disposal repair or installation, Merit Plumbing can provide the expert technician services you need to get your routine back on track. Every Sarasota home deserves a well-designed kitchen with modern conveniences like a dishwasher, sink sprayer, and working garbage disposal. We’re here to make it happen.

Garbage Disposal Repair Services

Garbage disposals work by chopping up food waste into small pieces that can flow neatly down your household drain. Of course, like any mechanism, they can become clogged or malfunction even with the greatest of care. Merit plumbing can help you by providing expert garbage disposal repair services for a wide range of common issues.

Call for garbage disposal repairs if your:

Garbage disposal is stuck
Garbage disposal is making a weird noise
Garbage disposal smells bad or strange
Garbage disposal won’t drain
Something is caught in your garbage disposal
Garbage disposal won’t turn on
Garbage disposal is leaking

We will diagnose and fix what ails your garbage disposal so that you can return to your efficient kitchen routine.


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Garbage Disposal Installation Services

Merit Plumbing can also provide garbage disposal installation throughout Sarasota, FL. You might be surprised to learn that many homes do not have garbage disposal yet, but one can easily be installed below your kitchen sink. We can install a new kitchen sink or update the existing one with a garbage disposal unit, depending on your current kitchen sink design.

Garbage disposals are durable, but they don’t last forever. Suppose you have an ancient garbage disposal that’s ground its last carrot top. In that case, Merit Plumbing can help out with a garbage disposal removal and installation service to upgrade your kitchen’s capabilities with a newer unit.

Why Choose Merit Plumbing for Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation

Why should Merit Plumbing be your first call for garbage disposal services? We care about your home plumbing experience and are here to make sure your kitchen runs smoothly.

  • Dedicated Sarasota Plumber
    • As a locally owned and operated plumbing company, we understand the needs of Sarasota residents and make sure our service is always A+. Our dedicated teams will take care of your garbage disposal along with any other plumbing concerns in your home.
  • Free Water Testing with Every Service
    • Merit Plumbing wants to keep your family safe. That is why we provide a free water test for every plumbing service. You’ll get a look at what’s coming out of your taps for assurance or early warning signs because we care.
  • Plumbing Financing Available
    • If you need plumbing right now, Merit Plumbing can help you finance your next plumbing repair or installation based on your needs. Just let us know, and we’ll help you make it happen.

Contact Merit Plumbing for Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair Services in Sarasota Today!

Does your garbage disposal need repairs or replacement? Do you want to install a new garbage disposal in your kitchen? Your kitchen deserves the smooth operation that comes from a high-quality working garbage disposal. Whether you are upgrading your kitchen or just want to get your current garbage disposal back into working order, Merit Plumbing has the technicians and local Sarasota plumbing services necessary to meet your needs.

Contact us today to schedule your garbage disposal repair or installation services.

Garbage Disposal FAQs

A garbage disposal unit is an under-the-sink machine that grinds up food waste and whisks it – and any bugs it may attract – to a wastewater treatment plant (unless you have a septic tank). This little marvel is more eco-friendly than tossing your scraps in the trash or composting!

A small grinding plate at the bottom of the disposal spins at great speeds with two lugs that use centrifugal force to push food particles against the internal chamber’s grinding ring. The food waste is eventually broken down so much that it gets washed away.

Consumer Reports suggests answering these three questions to decide the right disposal with the right power for your needs.

  1. What is your family size?
  2. How often do you cook?
  3. What food do you want to grind?

A family of four or more who cooks daily and plans to grind hard items like rib bones and fruit pits will want a machine with a one-horsepower motor. A household of one or two people who rarely cook and plan to grind soft foods and vegetable scraps can do fine with a machine that has a 1/3 horsepower motor.

It’s not uncommon for people with garbage disposals to have a septic system attached to their homes. However, you will need to make sure your septic system has a large enough capacity or plan to have it professionally emptied more often to accommodate the extra waste from the disposal. The last thing you want is a backed-up septic tank!

While it’s possible to DIY your garbage disposal installation, it’s much safer to contact a professional plumber such as Merit Plumbing of Sarasota, Florida. Disposals need to be installed the right way to ensure your safety and to make sure they’re doing their job properly. A professional will always be your best bet when it comes to installation.

The noise of a garbage disposal unit can come from the machine itself or something preventing the small grinding plate from moving. Use plenty of caution if you think you have a clog and never place your hand or any long object into the disposal while it is running.

What you can put in a garbage disposal depends on your unit’s motor size. A powerful one-horsepower garbage disposal can handle bones and fruit pits, while a small 1/3-horsepower unit can only handle soft foods. If you are not sure of the size unit you have, err on the side of caution and stick to the softer foods. If not, your unit could burn out quickly.

Running water while you are using your unit helps it to clear the food particles out and removes potentially odor-causing or sticky items. Continue to run the water for at least 15 seconds after you have turned off the machine to finish clearing out the chamber. Placing a lemon or other citrus fruit in the chamber to be processed will help keep it smelling fresh.

The reset button is usually on the bottom exterior of the unit, though you should refer to your owner’s manual for instructions.

If you have any more questions about your garbage disposal, be sure to contact a professional like Merit Plumbing. While it’s a useful appliance, it needs to be used and maintained properly to keep you safe.