Garbage Disposals

Simi Valley Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement

Keep Your Kitchen Drains Free of Debris

Your garbage disposal is an incredibly important aspect of your home’s plumbing system. A garbage disposal prevents major clogs from occurring in your kitchen pipes and drain, as long as it is functioning correctly.

A broken garbage disposal can lead to bacteria and mold growth. Not only will this buildup cause an unpleasant smell to emit from your drain, but can be dangerous for your family. On top of that, a non-functioning garbage disposal can cause clogs that may lead to extensive damage to your pipes.

At Dutton Plumbing, we offer garbage disposal services in Simi Valley and beyond to keep your kitchen drains flowing smoothly - call (805) 849-0965!

New Garbage Disposal Installation

If your home does not have a garbage disposal installed, there are numerous reasons to consider our professional installation services. For instance, the ability to successfully remove large chunks of food while cleaning in the kitchen is beyond useful. Instead of simply throwing it in the garbage to fester, you can eliminate food debris entirely.

Without a garbage disposal, any food particles that find themselves in your drain can cause serious plumbing problems. A working garbage disposal will shred the problem effectively. If you are contemplating having a new garbage disposal installed, contact our team today.

Emergency Garbage Disposal Repair in LA County, Ventura County, and the San Fernando Valley

If there was a list of “Most Misused Household Appliances,” the garbage disposal would be at the top. Few homeowners realize that the disposal can only handle light food residue rinse from plates. Unfortunately, many shove large chunks of food, paper products, and grease down the drain. These items tend to solidify and cause problems such as clogs.

We understand the importance of a functioning plumbing system. Our experienced technicians will arrive shortly after your initial phone call. We’ll then determine the proper course of action to solve your garbage disposal woes. Furthermore, we’ll give you the advice to prevent such problems in the future.

If your garbage disposal breaks down and causes problems, you may need emergency repairs. You can rely on Dutton Plumbing—even on weekends and holidays.

Garbage Disposal Replacement

If your garbage disposal has stopped working and garbage disposal repair is simply out of the question, consider having a replacement system installed. Depending on the age of your garbage disposal, a new system could offer higher functionality and run more efficiently. Sometimes it is better to replace than to repair, depending on your particular situation. Dutton Plumbing is happy to assist you with garbage disposal replacement.

Garbage Disposal Repair Tips

A home garbage disposal is one of the most useful tools for your kitchen, especially when it comes to cleaning and removing small bits of food left behind after cooking. While the investment is certainly worthwhile, homeowners must remember that, like any piece of home machinery, the garbage disposal requires proper maintenance and repairs.

You should know how to properly unclog your garbage disposal; this is the single most common maintenance issue homeowners face.

  1. Be sure to first shut off the water and power to the garbage disposal.
  2. Then, examine the system and carefully remove the clog.
  3. If your garbage disposal is leaking, use plumber’s putty to seal the leak before calling in a professional repair technician.
  4. If you’re uncomfortable performing any repair on your own, turn to a trusted professional to get the job done right.

Garbage Disposal Repair Cost

If your garbage disposal is leaking or makes cleanup more difficult than it should be, it may be time to have your system serviced by a professional. An experienced technician from Dutton Plumbing can fix the problems you currently face.

Depending on the particular issue you are having, the cost associated with garbage disposal repair may vary significantly.

Your best bet is to have a professional technician examine the entire system and determine exactly what needs repairs and what parts are required to complete the job.

Before any work commences, our Simi Valley plumbing team member will write up a complete quote for our services. Our affordable prices ensure your budget won’t be broken. You can count on that!

Connect Dishwasher Drain to Garbage Disposal

To connect your dishwasher drain to your garbage disposal:

  • First, unplug your disposal.
  • Once you’ve done that, remove the plug from the hose nozzle on your disposal. Next, insert the threaded stem at the top of the air gap and rotate the air gap.
  • Finally, slide a hose clamp onto the end of the dishwasher drain hose. As you can see, this is not a simple process.

It’s a good idea to enlist the services of a professional in order to avoid accidentally damaging either your disposal or your dishwasher.

The Difference Between Batch Feed & Continuous Feed Garbage Disposals

There are a few key differences between a batch feed garbage disposal and a continuous feed garbage disposal. A continuous feed disposal will run constantly as soon as you switch the power on. If you have a lot of waste to dispose of, a continuous feed model will likely work best for you. A batch feed disposal, on the other hand, only runs once a certain amount of waste (a “batch”) has accumulated. This allows homeowners to use the disposal only when they need to, which can save energy.

Want to know more about the differences between types of garbage disposals? Can’t decide which is right for you? Contact Dutton Plumbing at your earliest convenience!

Life Expectancy of a Garbage Disposal

A properly maintained garbage disposal should last at least 10 years—possibly more. Overall, the typical life expectancy for a garbage disposal is between 8 and 15 years. This number can vary depending on the quality of the installation job and, of course, the level of maintenance the disposal receives. To make sure your garbage disposal lasts as long as possible, you have to invest in regular cleaning and professional tune-ups.

If you are interested in our garbage disposal repair or installation services, contact Dutton Plumbing today. You can reach us by phone at (805) 849-0965 for garbage disposal services in Simi Valley & beyond!

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