If you need garburator/garbage disposal repair Vancouver services, Miller Plumbing and Drainage can assist you. We’ll help you in diagnosing the issue and making the required repairs so you can get back to enjoying your kitchen!

Signs You Need a Garburator/Garbage Disposal Repair or Replacement

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Working garburator/garbage disposal is vital in any kitchen. If you don’t have a Garburator, you’ll spend significantly more time cleaning up.and throwing food into the garbage can.  f your garbage disposal/garburator malfunctions, you should contact an experienced plumber right away. With competent repair and maintenance, you can keep your garbage disposal running smoothly for years, and you can help keep your kitchen clean at every meal.

The following are signs that your garbage disposal should be repaired:

It’s Not Working Properly

Food leftovers will be shredded by a complete garburator/garbage disposal. Although some items should never be placed down a garbage disposal, a well-maintained system should be able to easily break down most meals. If your garburator/garbage disposal isn’t working properly, please contact us so that we can replace the blades and evaluate the speed.

There Is No Power

If your garbage disposal would not turn on, this is the most obvious sign that you need to call a plumber. To begin, make certain that the electrical wiring is in good working order. Once you’ve determined that the issue isn’t with the switch, contact our Vancouver plumber right once.

Keeps on Resetting

The most likely outcome of the above mentioned issues is that your garbage disposal will need to be reset. If your equipment continues to need to be reset, you should contact Miller Plumbing & Drainage to establish the cause of the problem.

Strange Odour

Although a small amount of bleach can help remove unpleasant odour from food waste, persistent odours coming from your garbage disposal may indicate a larger issue. Any experienced plumber will be able to clean the pipes and remove old food particles from the crevices of your trash disposal to eradicate the odour.

Odd Noise

A garbage disposal that produces odd noises is most likely malfunctioning. The most common noise is that of metal grinding. This grinding sound is caused by debris rubbing against the blades, a missing part of the garbage disposal, or a misaligned piece of the garbage disposal.

What is Causing My Garburator/Garbage Disposal to Hum?

Garburators/garbage disposals can hum when they are overloaded or when a foreign object that shouldn’t be there becomes lodged within. To resolve this, push the reset button on the garbage disposer’s bottom. If this fails, turn off the power and shine a flashlight into the drain. Look for an object that may be jammed in there as well. Using pliers or a gripping tool, remove the item. Putting your hand inside garbage disposal is unsafe and should not be done. A hex key jam clearing tool may be included with your garbage disposal. Look for it beneath the sink or taped to the garbage disposal and examine the bottom of the disposer for a slot into which the tool can be put and twisted back and forth to clear the jam.

Repair of a Leaking Garburator/Garbage Disposal

If the defective component is identified, a leaking garbage disposal can be repaired. Replace any worn or leaky components with new ones.

Disposals may leak over time due to:

  • Cracks in the body of the garbage disposal
  • Dry and cracked flanges or gaskets
  • Seal wear and tear
  • Unsecured pipelines

Some garbage disposals are linked to dishwashers and so self-clean. This area is also prone to leaks. These leaks are repairable, with the exception of breaks in the disposal’s body or interior lining. If this is the case, your waste disposal will need to be replaced.

Simple repairs can take DIYer many hours to detect and accomplish; if you do it yourself, plan accordingly. Having a skilled plumber diagnose and repair the problem, such as Miller Plumbing, might help in finding other parts that are about to fail.

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Tips to Take Care of Your Garbage Disposal 

  • Never put potato peels, eggshells, fish skins, large amounts of grease, or coffee grounds down the garbage disposal.
  • Refresh your waste disposal/garburator on a regular basis by grinding lemon halves or lemon juice and ice cubes.
  • To prevent accumulation and dangerous bacteria, treat your disposal once a month with vinegar and baking soda mixture. Pour ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup baking soda into the garburator/garbage disposal while it is turned off. Allow it to sit until the foaming stops. Rinse with water after draining.

If your garbage disposal is beyond repair, Miller Plumbing can install a new one.

Garburator/Garbage Disposal Installation Vancouver

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A new garbage disposal can provide a whole new level of ease, but it’s not as straightforward as it appears. A proper installation task necessitates a great deal of care and precision to ensure that the system operates well today and in the future. Make certain you have the right team for the job! If you want a garburator/garbage disposal installation in your Vancouver home, our skilled plumbers can assist you in getting one installed. We will also ensure that it is properly fitted and installed so that it operates smoothly and efficiently. We take pride in our workmanship and use only the highest quality materials to ensure that your installation is carried out correctly.

The Advantages of Having a Garburator/Garbage Disposal Installed

Garbage disposal, often known as a garburator, is a mechanical device that is installed beneath your kitchen sink. It helps to ground food waste into little pieces that can be easily flushed down the drain. This kitchen appliance is quite beneficial because it:

  • It keeps clogged drains and other plumbing problems at bay.
  • Streamlines the food scrap disposal procedure.
  • Keeps you away from the stench of your garbage can.
  • It helps to keep your sink clean by smashing food trash into small pieces.

Installing a garbage disposal is a very handy kitchen appliance that will assist you in keeping your sink clean. If you want to put up a waste disposal system in your Vancouver house, call Miller Plumbing right now. We can gladly assist you in determining the best model and size for your requirements.

Why Should You Hire Miller Plumbing & Drainage for Your Garburator/Garbage Disposal Installation?

Some jobs should be left to professionals. Contact our plumbers in Vancouver if you want your new garburator/garbage disposal fitted appropriately.

How to Use a Garburator/Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are frequently disregarded in comparison to other household appliances, but just like any other equipment, there are certain recommended practices to follow when operating garbage disposal to avoid damaging the machine. If you detect a problem, call our plumbers for Vancouver garburator/garbage disposal repair.


  • Flow cold water before and during grinding.
  • Start the garbage disposal with the cold water running. This prevents lipids from clogging the garbage disposal and cools the engine, increasing its life.
  • Don’t ignore leaks. Leaks can cause bug infestations and mold growth in the cabinets behind the sink.


  • Do not pour bleach into the sink. Bleach can harm the disposal’s seals. If the garbage disposal is emitting foul aromas, treat it with citrus peels or baking soda and vinegar.
  • Don’t stop running the garbage disposal. Instead, when all of the food has been crushed, run cold water to ensure that the garbage disposal is properly flushed.
  • Don’t use eggshells in the garbage disposal, potato peels, grease, or fibrous items. These foods can clog pipes by accumulating in them.

Reliable Garburator/Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation Services in Vancouver

Look no further than Miller Plumbing and Drainage if you’re looking for a Vancouver plumbing company that can supply you with the best services at a fair price. We are aware of the issues that can arise as a result of damaged garburator/garbage disposal. Our goal is to maintain your kitchen sink functioning smoothly and to keep you from having to deal with the aftermath of a broken garbage disposal.

Miller Plumbing has made it a mission to provide quick garburator/garbage disposal repair and installation services to alleviate the stress of a broken sink. Our upfront pricing, on-time installation, and satisfaction guarantee have helped us establish ourselves as one of Vancouver’s premier plumbing companies. Our team has acquired comprehensive training in garbage disposal repair and installation. We are conscious of the value of your time and will make every effort to complete the repair in the shortest amount of time possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your garbage disposal is broken, you should call a professional plumber right away. Even if you believe the electricity has been turned off, putting your hand down the drain is exceedingly dangerous. A plumber can help you determine the condition of your garbage disposal and whether you need to replace it.

If, for example, your garbage disposal is not working properly due to an electrical or mechanical failure, the dishwasher will still operate however, garbage disposal drain mechanism has the ability to prevent the dishwasher from entirely draining if the disposal isn’t working correctly

Garbage disposals frequently leak from the bottom (often from where the reset button is positioned), suggesting that at least one of the motor’s rubber seals has deteriorated or that the shell has cracked.

If your garbage disposal isn’t working properly, you might need to reset it by pressing the RED overload protector button on the disposal’s bottom. Before proceeding, ensure that the disposal switch is in the “OFF” position. Gently press the red button on the side of the garbage disposal to reset it. If it does not stay in place after 10 minutes, try again.

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