Garbage Disposal Installation & Repairs

Since 2013, Marines Plumbing has been a fixture in the plumbing repair and maintenance industry throughout from Northern Virginia to Richmond. They offer a variety of repair and installation services to their clients to ensure your plumbing dilemmas are resolved in a timely manner and at a fair cost.

Garbage Disposal Installation

Marines Plumbing resolves a large number of plumbing problems, including garbage disposal repair and installation of garbage disposals. Their team of professionals will see to it your system is installed promptly, efficiently and correctly at an affordable price. Plus, all work is backed by Marines Plumbing two-year warranty on services, so you can rest assured that they’ve got your back.

Veteran owned and operated since their founding, Marines Plumbing is proudly staffed by members of each of the branches of the United States armed forces, and serves their customers and clients just as they served their country. Solving plumbing problems and offering installation services throughout the state of Virginia, their team will ensure that your issues are Semper Fixed!

Garbage Disposal Repair

For more information on garbage disposal repair or installation services, or any other plumbing project, contact Marines Plumbing today.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Garbage Disposals

How long does a typical garbage disposal last?

An average garbage disposal will last about 10 years. If your disposal begins clogging more often than it used to, it’s a sign that it could need to be replaced.

What brands of garbage disposals do you service?

We service and install all brands of garbage disposals, including InSinkErator, GE, Franke, Moen, Waste King, Frigidaire, and more.

What horsepower garbage disposal do I need?

We recommend 1/2 to 3/4 horsepower garbage disposals to most of our residential customers. If you use your disposal daily and grind tough waste, you may wish to upgrade to a 1 horsepower model.

Will any garbage disposal fit?

No, you will need to purchase a garbage disposal that fits your plumbing and sink. If you’re not sure how to do this, our plumbers can help.

How do you know if your garbage disposal is broken?

If your garbage disposal won’t turn on or it turns on and doesn’t make any noise, you’ll need to have it serviced. Other signs of trouble include leaks, slow drainage, jams, and odors.

How often do you clean a garbage disposal?

A garbage disposal should be cleaned once a week if you use it daily, or every 2 to 3 weeks if you use it less often or maintain it well.

Can you snake a garbage disposal?

No, a garbage disposal that is clogged cannot be snaked. In addition, if you have a clogged sink, it can’t be snaked if it has a garbage disposal installed unless your sink has two basins with separate drains.

How should I clean my garbage disposal?

One tried-and-true way to clean a garbage disposal is by pouring 1/2 cup of baking soda directly into the disposal, then pouring in a cup of white vinegar. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then turn on the cold water and run the disposal to flush the unit.

Do I need a plumber to install a garbage disposal?

A plumber is not always needed to install a garbage disposal, but if you’re not experienced in doing DIY plumbing work, it’s better to hire a skilled plumber to do the job.

Should a dishwasher be connected to the garbage disposal?

Yes, it’s best for a dishwasher to drain into the garbage disposal so food doesn’t clog the dishwasher drain. If your dishwasher is not connected to the garbage disposal, we can connect it for you.