Garburator Repair North Vancouver

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Unpleasant odour? Strange noises? Nothing draining correctly? Sounds like your garburator could be on the fritz.

Residents of North Vancouver, Garburator Man is here to take care of your disposal concerns. 

We can help you diagnose and solve your issues quickly, easily, and at an affordable price. Call us today to schedule a free estimate and stop worrying about your disposal today.

A garbage disposal helps you break down food waste and avoid that lingering odour that comes from throwing stinky food in the trash. Most people hardly ever think about their disposal – until it stops working, that is.

Garburator Repair Service

Garburators can run into a lot of issues. If you’re having problems with yours, there’s a pretty good chance something is jammed in there.

When a piece of food or something else gets stuck in the blades or lodged in the drain hole, the blades of your garburator can’t do their job.

Here are a few steps to help you try to troubleshoot the problem:

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    The most important thing to do is to turn the machine off and not use it until the blades are unjammed – you could burn out your motor, which would leave you in an even worse position.
  2. 2
    Once you’ve disconnected the power, try to remove whatever is lodged in the drain using tongs or pliers – never stick your hand in the disposal. Common culprits include carrots, potato peels, and celery.
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    If you can’t get the jammed item out on your own, call the professionals to come diagnose the problem.

While jamming is the most common cause of a malfunctioning disposal, it is far from the only cause. Watch out for strange noises or underperformance as they could also be signs your garburator is having trouble. These can be easily overlooked, so it’s important that you pay close attention. Foul odours, running slowly, not grinding food as well as usual, and odd noises could mean your blades are broken or need to be replaced.

If your garburator just refuses to work at all, the root cause could be a bigger issue. To figure out what’s going on, first check to make sure power is getting to the unit. If it’s on but still not working, try flipping the reset switch (usually found on the bottom of the disposal under the sink) or unplug the machine and plug it back in to let it reset itself. If it’s still not working, call us, and we’ll come out to provide a free estimate for repairs or replacement.

Garburator Installation

If repairs are out of the question, we also install new disposals that can have your kitchen back at its best in no time, without exorbitant costs.

If you’re not sure if your system needs to be repaired or replaced, here are a few signs that a new appliance might be necessary:

  • The disposal is beyond repair. This might not be so easy to tell just by looking at it, so call our team for an assessment and we’ll help you determine whether your current system can be salvaged or not. Often, troubleshooting can have little or no effect on your disposal. In such a case, it’s probably time for a new one.
  • Frequent overflowing, or a leak in the device. While people often don’t think of it this way, your disposal is part of your home’s plumbing system, so it is just as prone to leaks as anything else. If your unit overflows or leaks constantly, or creates water damage or leakage in other ways, it’s probably time for a new one before you have a home repair emergency on your hands.
  • The disposal is more than five years old. Older disposals can sometimes be repaired, but if it was manufactured more than five years ago, you'd probably want to replace it as the durability of older units wears down and they are more likely to have issues down the line.

After your new garbage disposal has been installed, follow these tips to help it continue operating well:

  • Grind waste thoroughly. Every time you use the disposal, empty and flush it completely to prevent clogs and keep it clean.
  • Clear out grease, clogs, and buildup by cleaning your unit with a brush from time to time. This reduces the risk of blockage and improves your device’s performance.
  • When disposing of items, use cold water to help them harden and make them easier to grind up. Hot items are softer, which means your blades have to work harder to effectively grind them and clear them from the system. Also, soft and fibrous foods often get tangled in the blades and create a jam.

Brands We Work With

Food waste disposals come in a variety of brands, but we only work with the best.

Quality matters and we are committed to providing it to the people who trust us with their money and homes.

When you work with Garburator Man, we combine great service with high-quality disposals and components from our favourite brands, including:

  • Insinkerator
  • Waste King
  • Moen
  • Kitchenaid
  • Whirlpool
  • General Electric
  • Joneca Corporation
  • Eco Logic
  • Badger Food Waste Disposer
  • Anaheim Manufacturing
  • Kindred Continuous Feed

Areas of North Vancouver We Service

If you’re having trouble with your garburator in North Vancouver, give us a call. We provide convenient appointment times and flexible scheduling, so no matter how busy you are, we’ll find a time that works for you.

We service commercial and residential customers all over the greater region, including Deep Cove, Lower Lonsdale, Lynn Valley, Dundarave Village, Edgemont Village, Horseshoe Bay, and Ambleside, among others.

Schedule a visit from one of our trained technicians today. We will come by your home or business at a time that works for you and help you resolve your garburator issues swiftly. We are committed to providing reliable garburator repair to customers in North Vancouver and the surrounding area.

We look forward to meeting you and helping your disposal work like new again.

Why Choose Us

Garburator Man provides quality, reliable disposal repair and installation services in North Vancouver, and has done so for years. You don’t have to know the ins and outs of your unit because our team of fully licensed, trained plumbing technicians know them inside and out. Get it done right the first time. We’ll diagnose your problem quickly and provide an estimate of what it will take to get your unit up and running again so you can stop worrying about it.

While a garburator is a fairly simple machine, they still require the skilled hand of a trained professional to prevent further damage to your home and possible injury to yourself. Call us for all of your disposal repair and replacement needs!