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Do I Need a Garbage Disposal Replacement?

Unfortunately, no appliance lasts forever. While you can expect to eventually replace your garbage disposal sometime during your time as a homeowner, it can be hard to tell when the right time is. That being said, here are three signs that you should hire a plumber for a garbage disposal replacement.

  1. garbage disposal repairDull Blades

The main function of your garbage disposal is to chop up food and adequately deposit it. But, as your garbage disposal ages and you use it more often, the blades will become dull. This means your garbage disposal won’t be able to chop and grind food as easily and quickly as it once used to. While this is completely normal for an aging garbage disposal, you should act on it fast before your garbage disposal completely malfunctions or experiences further damage.

  1. Unfixable Leaks

If you notice your sink is leaking, you should hire a plumber to check out the leak as soon as possible. After all, sink leaks could cause a ton of water damage if they’re left unattended. While most sink leaks can easily be fixed, sometimes a sink leak is unfixable. When this happens, you will have to replace the entire sink, which means you will also need a garbage disposal replacement.

  1. You’re Already Renovating

Damage isn’t the only reason to get a garbage disposal replacement. It’s completely okay to replace your garbage disposal for other reasons, such as if you’re already renovating other parts of your kitchen. In fact, it’s actually smart to replace your garbage disposal if you’re already replacing your sink because you won’t have to pay the service and labor fees of hiring a plumber again if you replace your sink and garbage disposal at the same time.

That being said, whether you notice signs of damage in your garbage disposal, or you simply want to revamp your appliances, be sure to give your plumber a call if you want to replace your garbage disposal.