Garbage Disposal Repair or Replace

If your garbage disposal stops working correctly or develops a problem, you may find yourself wondering if it should be repaired or replaced. A plumber will look at different factors in determining which option is the best for your unit. Here are a few of the factors that a plumber will look at when determining whether to repair or replace your garbage disposal.

The Problem With the Garbage Disposal

The first factor that a plumber will look at when determining whether to repair or replace your garbage disposal is what the problem is. Not every problem can be repaired. While minor or small cracks can be repaired, larger cracks or splits in the seams cannot be. Likewise, if the motor goes out on the garbage disposal, typically the cost to replace the motor is the same as the cost to replace the entire unit, so it doesn’t make sense to make that repair.

The Age of the Garbage Disposal

If the problem can be repaired, a plumber will next look at the age of the garbage disposal. Garbage disposals typically last about 8 to 15 years. If your garbage disposal is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may make more sense to replace the unit rather than to sink money into replacing a unit that is on its last legs.

The Condition of the Garbage Disposal

Lastly, a plumber will determine the condition of the garbage disposal. If the garbage disposal is rusted, has dull blades or is in otherwise poor condition, making repairs to it is not recommended. Instead, it makes more sense to replace the garbage disposal in this case.

When your garbage disposal is not working as it should, Accurate Plumbing Solutions, located in Cocoa Beach, FL is here to help. We can assist with a variety of plumbing needs, including fixing or replacing your garbage disposal. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call us now.

 

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