How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Garbage Disposal?

Garbage Disposal
We all can agree that it is indeed a nuisance when food particles get into the sinkholes. These particles pile up and eventually clog the pipes which forces us to enroll the help of a plumber for unclogging. 

The Cost of Replacing a Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is a very efficient way of getting rid of your kitchen waste. It comes in two types, the continuous and the batch feed. The feed runs continuously as long as the switch is on. Thus allowing the disposal of much more waste at a go and are also the least expensive. The batch feeds, on the other hand, shreds the refuse at intervals.

 Initial installation Cost

Installing a garbage disposal unit can cost from $ 70 up to $380 depending on the quality you wish to purchase. A cheap one will be of lower quality and may end up bringing about more inconveniences such as more noise and frequent clogging compared to one of higher quality. Average time to install a garbage disposal is up to 3 hours with the hourly labor cost being between $40 to $20. In as much as most garbage disposals are made of stainless steel, they may cease to work efficiently due to poor maintenance, or aging. Red flags that indicate the need to replace garbage disposal may include. When it produces unusual sounds during operation, this may be a sign of interference by a foreign object that cannot be ground by the blades.  Another sign is when the disposal emanates a foul smell that is prominent. You may also experience leakages, and in some cases, the equipment will not even turn on. These signs indicate that the garbage disposal should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damages.

Replacement Cost

 Replacing garbage disposal will cost a little more or less than the cost of installing one. It is however more likely to cost less than the cost of initial installation. This is because the wiring, which contributes a high cost in installation, has already been worked on. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to the replacement. You can either do it yourself, have a handy homeowner or get a plumber to do the replacements.