Garbage disposal repair involves identifying and fixing issues such as clogs, jams, leaks, or electrical problems. Our professionals will assess the condition of your garbage disposal and recommend the best course of action, whether it's a simple repair or a complete replacement.
Garbage disposal installation involves removing your old unit, if applicable, and installing a new one that meets your specific needs and preferences. Our skilled technicians will ensure that your new garbage disposal is properly connected and functioning efficiently.
Our skilled technicians have the experience and expertise to repair or install your garbage disposal quickly and efficiently.
Our services are fairly priced to provide the best value for your money.
We work with top-quality garbage disposal brands to ensure long-lasting performance and reliability.
We offer flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
Disposing of non-food items or fibrous materials can cause jams or clogs.
Not cleaning or maintaining your garbage disposal can lead to buildup and odors.
Feeding too much waste at once can strain the motor and cause damage.
Wiring problems or power surges can damage the motor or electrical components.
Trust B.L James & Son Plumbing for expert garbage disposal repair and installation services in Arlington, Virginia. Our skilled technicians will assess your needs and provide the best solutions for a smoothly functioning kitchen.
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The B.L. James & Son team likes to move quick and reply to customer inquiries the same business day. Once we troubleshoot the issue, estimates are provided the same day or by the end of the next day. Our work begins the moment you call, and since we’re open 24 hours a day there’s no reason to wait. Call B.L. James & Son anytime, we’ll be there to help.
Garbage disposals generally last between 8 to 15 years, depending on the brand, model, and usage. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your garbage disposal.
While some minor issues can be resolved by homeowners, such as unclogging or pressing the reset button, it's best to consult a professional for more complex repairs or installations to ensure safety and proper functioning.
Avoid disposing of fibrous materials (such as celery, corn husks, or artichokes), grease, oil, large bones, eggshells, coffee grounds, and non-food items. These can cause clogs or damage the disposal's motor.
Regularly clean your garbage disposal by running cold water and a mild detergent through it. You can also use ice cubes and citrus peels to clean the grinding chamber and remove odors.
If your garbage disposal is frequently malfunctioning, producing unusual noises, or leaking despite attempts to repair it, it may be time to consider a replacement.
Yes, you can use a garbage disposal with a septic system. However, it's essential to choose a model specifically designed for septic systems and ensure proper maintenance of both the disposal and the septic system to prevent issues.
The cost of installing or repairing a garbage disposal can vary based on factors such as the type of disposal, labor charges, and whether additional plumbing work is required. It's best to consult with a professional, like B.L James & Son Plumbing, for an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs.
The right size of garbage disposal for your home depends on factors like the size of your household and the frequency of use. For smaller households, a 1/3 or 1/2 horsepower model may be sufficient, while larger families or frequent users may benefit from a 3/4 or 1 horsepower unit. Consult with a professional like B.L James & Son Plumbing to determine the best option for your needs.
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