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Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation

Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation in Houston 

At Santhoff Plumbing, our plumbing specialists are here to help when your garbage disposal stop working. We offer prompt response to your garbage disposal service needs so you can have your kitchen back to normal as soon as possible.

What are the Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair?

Some signs you might need one of our plumbers to look at your garbage disposal are:

  • The unit won’t turn on
  • It’s making strange noises
  • It’s making sounds but won’t grind
  • There’s a persistent odor
  • You have to reset the unit constantly
  • Leaks from the garbage disposal
  • It’s taking a long time to grind down food waste

Luckily, in many cases our experts can get your disposal up and running again in no time with our effective garbage disposal repair. If you’re having trouble with your garbage disposal, call our team for quick, quality, and affordable service. Our goal is your complete satisfaction, so we’ll work with you to find the most effective and budget-friendly solution for garbage disposal troubles.

What Type of Garbage Disposal is Best for Your Home?

Choosing the right type of garbage disposal depends on your specific needs, preferences, and kitchen habits. There are two main types of garbage disposals: continuous feed and batch feed. Here's a brief overview of each to help you decide which may be the best fit for you:

Continuous Feed Garbage Disposal:


  • Convenient for disposing of large amounts of food waste.
  • Allows you to continuously add waste while the disposal is running.


  • Requires a constant flow of water while in use.
  • There's a risk of accidental activation, so caution is needed.

Batch Feed Garbage Disposal:


  • Safer to use as it only operates when the disposal cover is in place.
  • Typically more energy-efficient since it doesn't require a constant flow of water.


  • May be less convenient for disposing of large quantities of waste at once.

Additional Considerations:

  • Horsepower (HP): Garbage disposals come in different horsepower ratings. Higher HP models can handle tougher food scraps but may be overkill for smaller households. A 1/2 to 1 HP unit is typically sufficient for most residential needs.
  • Noise Level: Some models are designed to operate more quietly than others. If noise is a concern, look for disposals with noise-reduction features.
  • Septic System Compatibility: If you have a septic system, choose a disposal specifically designed for septic use to avoid potential issues.
  • Durability and Warranty: Consider the build quality and warranty of the disposal. Stainless steel components are often more durable, and a longer warranty can be an indicator of the manufacturer's confidence in their product.

Ultimately, the best garbage disposal for you depends on your individual preferences, the amount of food waste your household generates, and your comfort with the features of each type. Reading product reviews and consulting with a professional during installation can also help you make an informed decision.

If your disposal can’t be repaired, we can help you find a new unit to meet your needs and install it for you to make things simple and easy for you. Schedule a service by calling us at (713) 360-2185 today.

Garbage Disposal Tips

Our experts at Santhoff Plumbing believe in providing you with the best service; that means helping you avoid plumbing problems.

Repair is unavoidable because every unit will break eventually. However, most are supposed to last up to 15 years. If you’re noticing yours is breaking down a lot or you’re replacing components every few months, you may need a complete replacement. 

Most homes have garbage disposals to help grind up food waste and send it down your kitchen drain. However, the problem we often see is that many people don’t know what can and can’t go down the disposal. 

Things you should never put in the garbage disposal are:

  • Bones
  • Fruit pits and seeds
  • Trash
  • Grease
  • Celery
  • Corn husks
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes
  • Coffee grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Nuts

Also, putting anything down the garbage disposal in bulk can put too much stress on the unit and make it break down or wear out faster. Instead, feed the disposal slowly with small amounts of food waste at a time.

Book Your Garbage Disposal Service Appointment Today

Why choose our team at Santhoff Plumbing when you need expert garbage disposal repair or other plumbing services? We offer years of experience and are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service.

We’ve been helping Houston homeowners take care of their plumbing since 1974 and our team offers over 200 years of combined experience. Above all, we believe in providing you with valuable services by responding to your service requests quickly and resolving them based on your needs and budget. We’re even available 24/7 to help with your plumbing emergencies.

If you need Houston garbage disposal repair, call us now at (713) 360-2185 or contact us online.

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