Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair in Madison, WI

Garbage disposals are a great addition to any Madison home, providing waste management that simplifies your kitchen maintenance. When your disposal needs servicing, or you’re looking to install a new garbage disposal in Dane County, you want a plumber who can get the job done right. That’s Avid Plumbing — call us for all your garbage disposal service needs.

Avid Plumbing has provided top-notch kitchen plumbing services to Madison-area homeowners for years. We focus on professionalism, quality work, and plumbing services provided at affordable pricing.

We offer these garbage disposal services:

  • Garbage disposal installation
  • Garbage disposal replacement
  • Garbage disposal repair

Looking for a professional plumbing company in Madison for garbage disposal repair? Call or contact us online to schedule service any time.

Garbage Disposal Installation & Replacement

Avid Plumbing makes getting new plumbing installations easy and stress-free. Our plumbing product specialists can meet with you to discuss your needs and offer garbage disposal recommendations according to your preferences and budget.

Go standard, or choose from a range of additional features like low-noise garbage disposals, anti-jamming mechanisms, power settings, and more.

Once we’ve helped you pick the disposal that suits you, our plumbing installation specialists will get to work. We’ll take every necessary step to ensure your new system is properly integrated with your drain system and double-check our installation to ensure precision and performance.

Do you need to replace your Madison home’s garbage disposal? Call today or schedule a consultation online.

Garbage Disposal Repair

Though disposals aren’t particularly complex, they can encounter a fair range of problems. Our team has seen, diagnosed, and repaired them all. Call Avid Plumbing, and you’ll get a team that arrives on time and is properly equipped to provide thorough and prompt repairs.

Some of the most common garbage disposal repairs our teams perform include:

  • Disposal jamming
  • Odd odors coming from the disposal
  • Garbage disposal leaks
  • Garbage disposal drain clogs
  • Damaged wiring or worn mechanisms

When you need garbage disposal repair, count on Avid Plumbing. Schedule online or call to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency plumbing services.

Use These Garbage Disposal Tips To Avoid Costly Repairs

Many of the repairs and replacements our team performs can be avoided with some simple tips on caring for your garbage disposal. To keep your disposal running reliably for many years to come:

  • Do run cold water down the disposal every time you use your garbage disposal to aid the grinding and keep the disposal free of food waste accumulation.
  • Don’t grind bones, fibrous vegetables or fruits, or coffee grounds in your garbage disposal. These can damage and gunk up the blades, causing extensive damage.
  • Don’t put cooking oils, grease, or other animal fats in your garbage disposal. These congeal and accumulate in your pipes, resulting in drain line clogs.

Call Avid Plumbing for Garbage Disposal Service in Madison

Whether you want to replace an old, worn-down disposal or you’re looking for local plumbing contractors in Madison who can provide dependable disposal repair, our team is always ready to serve.

Same-day service, honest pricing, and unmatched work are just a few of the reasons homeowners have trusted Avid Plumbing for their plumbing service needs for years.

Call 608-661-2843 to schedule garbage disposal services in Madison and Dane County, WI. 

Garbage Disposal FAQs

Why should I run water when I run my disposal?

Water helps move food around in the garbage disposal grinding chamber. It also helps flush the food and debris down the drain once it’s ground.

When you’re grinding food in the disposal, use cold water. This keeps any fat and oil in its solid form, so it gets ground up and not sent down the drain as a liquid, only to harden and clog things up later. However, you should use hot water if you’re running the disposal to clean it.

Why does my garbage disposal smell so bad?

A smelly garbage disposal usually occurs when food gets stuck somewhere in the system. As the food rots, you begin to smell an odor in your home.

You can avoid this unpleasant problem by always running the disposal for a while when you use it. Also, regularly cleaning the disposal will help limit this problem.

How can I get my garbage disposal to smell better?

If you have a bad smell in your garbage disposal, clean it using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Put a 1/2 cup of baking soda in the disposal and add some vinegar. Leave the mixture for 15 minutes, then rinse, running the disposal.

This can safely go down your kitchen plumbing and remove the built-up food particles. Another option is to grind half a lemon in the disposal for fast refreshing.

What items should never go down the garbage disposal?

If you’re planning to protect your garbage disposal as long as possible, there are a few things you should never put down it. These include:

  • Fibrous fruits and vegetables, like celery
  • Meat with skin and bones still on it
  • Wood or other hard materials
  • Coffee grounds and eggshells
  • Oil and fat

These items can lead to premature failure of your garbage disposal, or they could cause a clog later on. To protect your plumbing and your disposal, avoid these items.