Garburator Repair Richmond

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If your garburator is noisy or stopped working altogether, this is a sign that professional repairs or replacement of your disposal may be necessary.

Garburator Man has been helping residents in Richmond, BC keep their disposals working for many years, and our repair services and expert method of diagnosis can help get your garburator working again.

Garbage disposals are a wonderful thing to have in your kitchen. They help break down and dispose of foods that typically would be thrown out in the trash. This helps to eliminate having stinky food sitting in the garbage can. However, as with any appliance, they will eventually malfunction and need repair.

Garburator Repair Service

Several things can happen, that will require having your garburator repaired. The most likely cause of a broken garburator is when the device gets jammed. There are several things that can cause the unit to jam, such as food clogging up the disposal, or some other object that is obstructing the blades from spinning. If you notice that your disposal is not spinning when you turn it on, it is important that you turn off the disposal immediately. This may involve just flipping the switch, and or unplugging it from the outlet under the sink.

If you can see the obstruction in the disposal, you can try to remove it yourself. A word of caution: never stick your bare hands into the disposal area! Try using a pair of tongs, or something similar, to remove whatever is jamming the unit. However, if you are unable to remove the object, it is best to contact a professional to disconnect the unit and remove whatever debris is causing the problem.

Typically, if a garbage disposal is acting up, you are going to hear it. The unit may make a humming noise, but you will notice that nothing is happening. The blades may have stopped spinning, or if it is spinning, the food is not breaking down. Another sign of a broken disposal is unpleasant odours coming from the area. This could mean that the blades are worn down and cannot cut up the food like it once did. This may mean that the blades need to be replaced.

If you turn on your unit, and nothing happens at all, there are some things you can try. First, you can try to reset it. Try pressing that and see if the unit responds, or you may just need to unplug it for a minute or so. Make sure that the device is plugged in and has power. If you have done these steps and the disposal is still not working, call us for a professional assessment to determine the exact repairs and or replacement of your unit.

Garburator Installation Service

It is not a matter of “if” but “when” your garburator dies, we can install a new one, and give you back the convenience you are used to having.

Here are some signs that your garburator is “finished.”

  • Damaged beyond repair: While looking at the unit you may not be able to tell it is time for a new one, rest assured that our experience and troubleshooting methods can determine very quickly whether the disposal needs to be completely replaced. There are many cases when troubleshooting may provide little results, and replacement of the unit is necessary.
  • Leaky and overflowing: The disposal is part of your home’s plumbing system, as it is directly attached to your pipes. If you are finding pools of water under your sink, or notice it overflowing out of the top, that is a sign your device is on its last leg. Rather than deal with the costs of water damage, a new garburator costs far less, and restores your kitchen’s functionality.
  • Age: If your unit is 5 years old, or older, it is time to replace it. While some units can be repaired at this age, it is only a matter of time before the entire disposal dies. Replacement is typically the better option.

Tips for taking care of your new garbage disposal:

  • Grind waste completely: Make sure your disposal is empty and clear of any food to prevent clogs.
  • Clean your disposal: Several times a year, take a brush and clean out your disposal. This helps remove any leftover food particles that might be causing your unit to malfunction.
  • Use cold water: Hot water makes food soft, and therefore hard to grind up. Use cold water, which hardens waste and makes it easier for the blades to cut up. Also, avoid fibrous foods, like broccoli which can get tangled in the blades and jam your garburator.

Brand Name Service

When you need a garbage disposal unit, you want something that is top quality.

Garburator Man recognizes that there are many makers of disposals, but we only work with top name brands in the business. This is part of our commitment to our customers, that with quality work comes a quality product.

When you call Garburator Man, you not only get the best service for your appliance, you also get parts and disposals from brands like:

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

Areas Of Richmond We Service

If your garburator is jammed, or just dead, we can help. We service commercial and residential customers throughout the entire Richmond area. Our customers are in Sea Island, East Richmond, Hamilton, City Centre, Thompson, West Richmond, Steveston, and South Arm.

We understand that people’s lives are busy! We provide flexible scheduling to meet your needs and make it convenient for you. Call our highly trained technicians today, and set up an appointment to diagnose, and resolve your garburator problems. Our staff will come to your home or business at a time that works for you. We take great pride and care in the relationships we build with our customers. Quality and reliable service are very important, and it is something we are known for throughout the entire Richmond, BC area. If your garburator is need of servicing, and you live in our service area, please call and let us go to work for you.

Why Choose Us

When it comes to providing food waste disposal repair and installation service, Garburator Man has been providing Richmond area residents service for many years. We have a fully licensed and well-trained staff, who know how garbage disposals are supposed to work. We are can diagnose quickly what your disposal issues are and get to work on repairs and or replacement immediately. This gives you peace of mind that the job is done right the first time. 

While there are many “do it yourself” projects that you can do in the home, you should never try to service, or replace the disposal yourself. Replacement of a garburator should be performed by a licensed professional, otherwise, you could wind up causing more damage to the sink area, or worse, causing personal injury to yourself. We are the authority on disposal repair and installation. Call us for your disposal repair and replacement needs and leave the hard work to us.