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Garbage Disposal Repair

A backed-up garbage disposal can create a serious health hazard for your home.

Often taken for granted, the garbage disposal is one of the more malfunction-prone elements in your house’s plumbing system. With a powerful motor capable of tearing food items to shreds, garbage disposals are very convenient. However, when improperly used or maintained, garbage disposals can back-up and create a serious health hazard for your home. With its sharp grinder blades and complicated draining system, garbage disposal repairs can be intricate, complex, and occasionally dangerous.

Because a range of factors can cause the garbage disposal to become temperamental, our service technicians provide an in-depth analysis to properly pinpoint what’s making your garbage disposal act up. Frequently, it doesn’t have anything to do with a clog. Non-clog related factors causing your garbage disposal to not work may include faulty wiring, worn down switches or tripped circuits.

Part plumber and part electrician, our adeptly trained and experienced technicians can solve your garbage disposal problems with a quick and friendly disposition. After repairing your garbage disposal, 5 Star Best Plumbing provides a comprehensive test to make sure that your garbage disposal is functioning properly and won’t experience any issues for the foreseeable future.

We offer same-day service, online booking, upfront pricing, 24/7 customer service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We provide plumbing services to various locations in California such as Pasadena, Thousand Oaks, and Santa Monica. Call us at (888) 909-0120 to schedule a service technician visit today.


Q: How much does it cost to repair garbage disposal?

A: Because issues causing garbage disposal to malfunction can be either small or large, repair costs can fall between $50 and $450.  

Q: Why is my garbage disposal making unusual noises?

A: There might be an object stuck in there. Make sure the garbage disposal is off and reach into the drain and examine if there is an errant utensil or an old chicken bone.

Q: Why is my garbage disposal leaking?

A: If your garbage disposal is leaking from the bottom, there is most likely an internal seal that has worn out.

Q: What is the average lifespan of a garbage disposal?

A: Garbage disposals can last anywhere from 8 to 15 years.

Q: What shouldn’t go down a garbage disposal?

A: Coffee grounds, eggshells, bones, nuts, banana and potato peels, pits, seeds, corn husks, shells, and onion skins should never go down a garbage disposal.

Q: How much does a new garbage disposal cost?

A: It depends on the make and model of the replacement, but including the new appliance, removal of the old unit and service, it typically costs between $350 and $450

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