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Garbage Disposal Install, Repair, Replace in Alameda & Oakland, CA Homes

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.

Big Blue Plumbing Services Your Garbage Disposal

Turn to the experts at Big Blue Plumbing when you need garbage disposal repair in your Alameda or Oakland home. Before garbage, or food waste, disposals, washing dishes was a real chore. Garbage disposals streamline the dishwashing process for homeowners everywhere. Without a proper disposal, doing the dishes can feel like a task behind the times. Whether you already have a garbage disposal that is due for repairs, or you’d like to have a new one installed, Big Blue Plumbing can help. Our expert plumbers would love to discuss your expectations for the new or repaired unit. We offer apartment grade disposals and those for general use. With our premium five- and ten-year warranties, you’ll enjoy a smooth-running garbage disposal for years to come. And if you do experience issues, our team will be there to administer quick and easy repairs. Contact us today to learn more!

Big Blue Plumbing Customers Don’t Dread Dishes

With over 20 years of experience repairing, replacing, and installing plumbing fixtures, you can trust the local Big Blue Plumbing team to install or repair your garbage disposal. As soon as you notice your garbage disposal isn’t working as it should, you should give us a call. The longer you wait to request repairs, the higher the risk you will suffer more significant plumbing issues in your home. Disposals left unrepaired to cost more money in the long run. So why wait? Save yourself time and money by calling in the Big Blue Plumbing team today! We promise to get to work quickly so we can diagnose and repair your issues in no time. Whether you need your garbage disposal removed, replaced, installed, or simply repaired, we have the tools and expertise necessary to service your plumbing fixtures with professionalism and efficiency.

Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair or Replacement

If you have been having trouble with your garbage disposal, or it has stopped working altogether, it is crucial that you call professionals like our team at Big Blue Plumbing to resolve the issue. It can be dangerous and costly to attempt garbage disposal repairs on your own. Don’t worry if your garbage disposal emergency occurs after hours. We are happy to help outside of our regular business hours, so you can relax with your garbage disposal up and running again. Before we perform any work, our team of plumbers runs an in-depth inspection, so you know exactly what services to expect. We’ll also provide you with a quote for the price of our repairs. Our expert team members will discuss the services and price point with you before any work is done, so you can be sure you aren’t getting upsold. Once we are on-site, we guarantee your satisfaction, but we can’t help if you don’t alert us to the problem. If you are experiencing any of the following, please contact Big Blue Plumbing today:

  • Garbage disposal making abnormal noises when in use
  • Blades in the garbage disposal easily jam
  • Electrical issues in the kitchen or house
  • Garbage disposal 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
  • Need to press the reset button repeatedly for use

The Importance of Garbage Disposal Repair

While garbage disposals were once a luxury in homes across America, they are now nearly a necessity. Without a working garbage disposal, doing dishes and disposing of food waste can become burdensome tasks plaguing your daily activities. If you are without a garbage disposal, you will not regret the ease afforded to your household chores after having one installed by our Big Blue Plumbing team.

If you have a garbage disposal that is sitting unused or constantly needs repairs, it is even more pertinent to seek our services. When you let a broken garbage disposal fester without repairs, you will likely experience foul odors in your kitchen and more severe plumbing issues.

Commit to a working garbage disposal today. These devices help you save time and reduce waste after any meal and 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. If you have issues after we offer our services, you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket to have us come back for repairs or replacements.

Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Clean

Keeping your garbage disposal clean is one of the best ways to ensure that it will work smoothly over time. When your garbage disposal gets clogged or is left unclean, it can leave a funny smell in your kitchen that could infiltrate your entire home. Thankfully, you can rely on the experience and expertise of a local Big Blue plumber to help you get your garbage disposal clean, unclogged, and 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 food waste easier to process. Be sure to leave it running after the blades are finished dicing your food scraps. This allows the water to remove remaining food particles and helps your drain stay clear. For best results, use cold water.
  • Don’t pour grease or fat in your garbage disposal. – Using hot water does not help your garbage disposal properly dispose of fatty or greasy food. Once the food waste 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 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. Don’t make your disposal do all the work. Make the process easier by cutting large items up, so the disposal doesn’t overwork itself.
  • Clean it regularly. – The first step in cleaning your garbage disposal is to unplug the device. Never place your hand in the disposal while it is plugged in. Once it is unplugged, swipe a paper towel around it a couple of times to 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.

The Big Blue Plumbing Difference

Our satisfied customers choose Big Blue Plumbing for all their disposal repair and plumbing needs because we keep customer satisfaction at the heart of all that we do. Our team of plumbers is always punctual, offering the best services with transparency our customers trust. We service all makes and models of plumbing fixtures, so no matter where you bought your garbage disposal or who installed it, we’ll be able to cater our services to your needs. With the best guarantees and warranties in the industry, you won’t find better plumbing services in Alameda and Oakland, CA.

Contact Us Today for Disposal Repair

Big Blue Plumbing wants to ensure plumbing fixtures like your garbage disposal are always working at their best. We 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. As your local plumbing friends, we are here for you and your family or office 24/7 for emergency services. Contact us today for garbage disposal repair and other plumbing services!

Big Blue Difference

  • Full-Home Plumbing Inspection
  • No Overtime Charges
  • Certified Plumbing Experts
  • Always Punctual
  • Service All Makes & Models
  • Best Guarantees & Warranties in the Industry
Why Choose Us

What others say about us

Review by Zachary T

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!

Review by Kristi S

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.

Review by Elisabeth B.

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.

Review by William Y.

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.

Review by Christian B.

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!

Review by Todd J.

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

Review by Joel S. W.

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”.

Review by Gloria S.

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

Review by Shannon K.

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!

Review by Ian D.

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.