Garbage Disposal (Removal, Replacement & Installation)

When you first searched how to replace your garbage disposal, it probably never occurred to you to hire a plumber. Naturally, you’re also wondering why you would need to hire a plumber to remove, replace, and install your existing garbage disposal.

Additionally, you also may be thinking, do you really want to attempt the daunting task of doing it yourself?

These are all great questions and our plumbers are here to help. So before you try to do-it-yourself, we’re going to help you understand what it really takes to remove, replace and install a new garbage disposal.

Before we begin, let’s take a quick look at the following:

  1. What is a garbage disposal?
  2. What do garbage disposals do?
  3. Do I need a garbage disposal?

What is a Garbage Disposal?

A garbage disposal finely chops up leftover food while the water is running and then it’ll travel down the drain. The garbage disposal is mounted underside of the kitchen sink drain. It has an electric motor that is either hardwired or plugged in.