Garbage disposal installation isn’t something that we have to worry about often in our lifetimes. These workhorses are able to run on and on for decades without more than a little bit of cleaning, maintenance and the occasional replacement. If you are looking to have a garbage disposal installation completed, either to replace an existing model or to install one, then you will have many different options and maybe some questions, too. Here at On-Deck Plumbing, we get a lot of questions about garbage disposal installation, and here are a few of our frequently asked ones.
- Can I do my own garbage disposal installation? Depends on your skillset. Garbage disposals usually need some custom-fittings in order to get them situated correctly under your sink and working properly. If you don’t have any kind of plumbing experience, this task alone could cost you a day’s worth of time easily. A plumber, on the other hand, can get this done in 1-2 hours and have it done right.
- How much does a garbage disposal installation cost? The average cost of a garbage disposal and warranty is anywhere from $150-$200. When you add the cost of labor for a plumber, you’re looking at $200-$250, depending on certain factors the cost might be higher or lower.
- Do you need special tools for a garbage disposal installation? You’ll need tools that you might not use again, such as plumber’s putty, water pump pliers, a disposer wrench, etc., which can add to the overall cost of your garbage disposal installation.
These are just some of the FAQs that we have here at On-Deck Plumbing. If you need answers to questions not listed, please contact us here at On-Deck Plumbing today and we would be happy to talk with you.