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Garbage Disposal Install, Repair, Replace

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A garbage disposal, or more accurately a food waste disposal can be a very useful as part of your dish washing process. If you want to install a new unit or replace an existing garbage disposal,we like to understand the needs and expectations you have for your unit.  Whether you want apartment grade, general use or you want to grind up body parts, we have the garbage disposal for you.
Our garbage disposals come with a five or ten year warranty, repairs on existing units are few, typically resetting the motor or freeing up a jam in the grinder blades. Quick, easy.

Garbage Disposal Install, Repair, Replace

Big Blue Plumbing Services Your Garbage Disposal

The local plumbing team at Big Blue Plumbing has over 20 years of experience repairing, replacing, and installing plumbing fixtures and garbage disposals. If you notice that your disposal is not doing its job properly, give us a call right away. Not calling us can result in more significant issues, costing you more money in the long-run. We get to work quickly to diagnose the problems and repair them. If needed, we can remove, replace, and install a new garbage disposal right away.
These devices help you save time and reduce waste after any meal and make it so you don’t have to throw away food that will sit in your garbage can and stink up your home. Our 11 Service Guarantees help protect you and your garbage disposal and gives you peace of mind. If you have issues after we offer our services, you pay nothing out of pocket to have us come back for repairs or replacements.

Signs You Need to Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal

There are many reasons your garbage disposals can stop working, and it could be potentially dangerous trying to repair them on your own. Give your local plumbing team at Big Blue a call, and we will be out quickly to efficiently repair or replace it. We can even come out if something happens after our regular business hours for emergency services to get your garbage disposal up and running again. Before we perform any work, we will run an inspection service and give you a quote for the price. We won’t start working until you agree it is the best possible price. Here are some of the signs you can look out for to see if you need to call Big Blue Plumbing:

  • Hearing abnormal noises when in use
  • Blades in the garbage disposal get jammed easily
  • Electrical issues in the kitchen or house
  • It cuts up items but is clogged and won’t drain
  • Funky persistent odors
  • Leaking underneath your sink
  • Takes longer than usual to grind and drain scraps
  • If you have to press the Reset button repeatedly

How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clean

Keeping your garbage disposal clean is one of the best ways to ensure that it will work correctly for you every time. When your garbage disposal becomes clogged or unclean and begins leaving a funny smell in your home, rely on the experience and expertise of a local Big Blue plumber to help you get your garbage disposal running again. Those same professionals offer some helpful tips for keeping your garbage disposal clean:

  • Use water when running your garbage disposal – Water helps lubricate the blades and makes the food easier to process. Be sure to leave it running after the blades are finished with your food because it also removes remaining food particles and helps your drains stay clear. It is best to use cold water as well.
  • Don’t pour grease or fat in your garbage disposal – Using hot water can trick you into thinking fatty or greasy food was properly disposed. In reality, once it cools there may still be some attached to the blades, or worse, your drain walls. The buildup can harm the blades and clog the device.
  • Don’t grind hard, fibrous, or starchy foods – Foods like popcorn kernels, seeds, celery stalks, onion skins, artichokes, potato skins, and eggshells should just be tossed either in the trash or your compost pile. They can break, clog, and dull the blades within your garbage disposal, making them ineffective. Additionally, never place hard trash down in your disposal.
  • Cut big items into manageable sizes – Your garbage disposal is an excellent tool for grinding and cutting up small things so that you don’t have to deal with them or through them away. Help it out by cutting large items up so that it doesn’t have to overwork itself.
  • Clean it regularly – The first step in cleaning is not to place your hand in the device while it is plugged in. Once you unplug through, swipe a paper towel around it a couple of times and grab larger items that may be stuck. After plugging back in you can use ice cubes to knock off any debris and citrus peels to keep it smelling fresh.

Reach Out Today to Have Your Garbage Disposal Serviced

Your local plumbing friends are here for you and your family or office 24/7 for emergency services. Big Blue Plumbing wants to ensure plumbing fixtures like your garbage disposal are always working at their best and offer our services to all of Alameda County, Oakland, and the surrounding East Bay Area. Call us at 510-323-2713 when you need help getting your garbage disposal repaired, replaced, or installed. If there are any issues after we provide our professional plumbing services, remember we have 11 Service Guarantees to protect you and your devices.

 

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What other say about us

Zachary T

When I called in for service for a clogged drain I spoke to Ebony, who right off the bat was helpful and informative on what I could expect from them during their visit.

We were serviced by RJ Mattson. Who was prompt and understanding of our loud and obnoxious pit bull which is a plus because some people are afraid of loud barks…

He quickly realized our problem was not just a clogged drain but that we potentially had a much bigger problem and proceeded to explain in detail what issue we were dealing with. He even offered to explain the issue with our landlord which was very helpful. After all he is the expert, he could explain it much better than me.

The visit was relatively short being we weren’t prepared to handle the repair cost immediately.
But with the visit being short RJ was kind enough to offer to take the $67 dollars they charge for a diagnostic and put it towards the estimate total. We will be using BBP without hesitation!

Kristi S

We are in the process of selling our home and the city of Oakland requires a lateral sewer inspection. Long story short….we needed to replace the hook-up from the house, install required regulatory items, and replace the sewer pipe to the street.
Nick, RJ, and Cesar “teaspoon” Rivera were all very helpful in explaining the process and requirements.

All of this work included extensive digging in the front yard and street. Cesar was really helpful during the pipe replacement. He checked on the contractors to ensure the work was being done correctly and he even replanted a plant that had to be dug up. He listened to me and and showed empathy when I discovered my prize hydrangea would not be able to replanted due to the meters they had to install. He made sure everything was back in order.

There was quite a lot of dirt and debris left from the project. Crispin Orozco made sure it was cleaned up and back in the condition it was before all the work started. Crispin even replaced some of the garden mulch that had been lost in the digging process and evened out the wood chips around the plants.

Big Blue is our go-to Plumbing company. They do great work and all of the people I have met have been very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Elisabeth B.

I can’t say enough good things about this company. They are professional, friendly, efficient, and hard working. We have a pretty serious plumbing situation that will require more work, but on day one the team came out and worked their you-know-whats off for about 8 hours. They explained everything to us clearly and gave us multiple options on how to proceed before starting anything. I have never had such a positive experience with any plumbing company before, and I would definitely recommend Big Blue to anyone who needs a plumber. Totally top notch.

William Y.

the best plumbing and heating company bar none. for nearly a month, we experienced intermittent hot water outages. we called two other plumbing companies who did nothing but waste our money. one of them, Leapfrog, after gladly charging us a handsome sum simply told us that they didn’t know what was wrong and told us to call the boiler company directly. ridiculous. Paul and Zach, unlike other companies, were professional and knowledgeable from the start. they took the time and effort to understand our house’s heating and water systems. after patiently troubleshooting everything, they found the root cause. we now have hot water and consistent heating throughout our house thanks to their work. these guys are busy and in high demand for a reason – they’re simply the best and worth every single penny. don’t waste your time with others who claim to be experts at what they do. Big Blue Plumbing are true masters of their craft. we’ll be lifetime customers and proud advocates for this great business.

Сhristian B.

Big Blue really helped us out. I reached out with a very unconventional request and they were able to fulfill it in a prompt and kindly fashion. Very compassionate despite the circumstances. I had called every plumber in town and Zack’s response really saved the day. I can’t recommend enough. Thanks so much Big Blue!

Todd J.

I am an architect in Berkeley and know value in the trades when I see it and experience it. Big Blue replaced our broken sewer lateral and never complained when the job was harder (pipes deeper) than they anticipated. Great at details and communication. 5 star plus

Joel S. W.

The people they send are always top notch. Nick is who you want to request if you can get him. I am a member of the Big Blue program which gives you priority service and cost discounts. You pay a few bucks a month to be in the program. With an older house like ours it is worth it. You need those discounts too because these guys tend to be a bit more pricey than other plumbers I have priced out. But as the saying goes, “cheap plumbing can get expensive”.

Gloria S.

I found Big Blue Plumbing on a Yahoo search. From the start they were great. The office receptionist Briana was very courteous. She was knowledgeable of the different heating systems and set up an appointment for me right away.

Today Zack from Big Blue Plumbing came in to check on our unit. His arrival time was set up for between the hours of 8 – 10am. He called me prior to arriving, he got here at 8:45am., unfortunately our heat/air system is not one they service. However, Zack stayed and checked our unit, troubleshooting the problems we were having. He was able to let us know what he found he took several pictures for us (to further help us as we find someone who works with Hydronic heating systems.

Zack was very professional, explained everything clearly and left us with some help to make our search a lot easier.

Thanks Zack, you were excellent and we really appreciate your help and dedication to your work.

Gloria Schwenderlauf I found Big Blue Plumbing on a Yahoo search. From the start they were great. The office receptionist Briana was very courteous. She was knowledgeable of the different heating systems and set up an appointment for me right away.

Today Zack from Big Blue Plumbing came in to check on our unit. His arrival time was set up for between the hours of 8 – 10am. He called me prior to arriving, he got here at 8:45am., unfortunately our heat/air system is not one they service. However, Zack stayed and checked our unit, troubleshooting the problems we were having. He was able to let us know what he found he took several pictures for us (to further help us as we find someone who works with Hydronic heating systems.

Zack was very professional, explained everything clearly and left us with some help to make our search a lot easier.

Thanks Zack, you were excellent and we really appreciate your help and dedication to your work.

Gloria Schwenderlauf

Shannon K.

This company is incredibly professional and their work is always 100%. Top notch company for sure. I would recommend them to family, friends, and anyone looking for professionalism, excellent customer service, thorough and above average work!

Ian D.

The technicians at Big Blue are remarkably hardworking and capable. They delivered what they promised, despite some unexpected obstacles they encountered along the way. I’m very impressed with their performance; they got it done and I would recommend them to anyone.