Garbage Disposal Repair and Installation

A well-functioning garbage disposal system is essential when it comes to keeping your kitchen clean and running smoothly. At The Plumbing Doctor, we specialize in garbage disposal repair and installation to ensure your kitchen remains efficient and free of unwanted odors. Whether you are dealing with a malfunctioning unit or looking to upgrade your kitchen with a new installation, our experienced team is here to help.

Understanding Garbage Disposals

A garbage disposal is a small device installed under your kitchen sink that grinds up food waste, allowing it to pass easily through your plumbing system. It is a convenient tool for disposing of food scraps, reducing the amount of waste in your trash. However, like any appliance, garbage disposals can experience problems over time.

Common Issues with Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are built to handle tough jobs but they are not indestructible. Here are some common issues that homeowners encounter:

1. Clogs

Food particles and grease can build up over time in the disposal and pipes, leading to clogs. Your sink could experience water buildup because of this.

2. Jams

Hard objects like bones or silverware can get stuck in the disposal, causing it to jam and stop working.

3. Leaks

A garbage disposal can develop leaks from the seals or connections, leading to water damage under your sink.

4. Noisy Operation

Unusual noises can indicate that something is stuck in the disposal or that the motor is failing.

5. No Power

If your disposal does not turn on, it could be due to an electrical issue or a problem with the unit itself.

When to Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Determining whether to repair or replace your garbage disposal depends on the nature and extent of the problem. Minor issues like clogs or jams can often be fixed with a repair. However, if your disposal is old, frequently breaks down, or has significant damage, it may be more cost-effective to replace it.

Our Repair Services

We offer comprehensive garbage disposal repair services. Our skilled technicians can diagnose and fix a wide range of issues, ensuring your disposal runs smoothly. Our repair services include:

Clog Removal

We use specialized tools to clear clogs and restore proper drainage.

Jam Clearing

 If something is stuck in your disposal, we can safely remove it and check for any damage to the blades or motor.

Leak Repair

We identify the source of the leak and replace seals or connections as needed to stop the water damage.

Electrical Troubleshooting

Our team can address power issues, whether the unit has a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty switch, or wiring problems.

Our Installation Services

We can help you if it is time to replace your old garbage disposal or if you want to add one to your kitchen. We offer professional installation services that ensure your new disposal is set up correctly and safely. Our installation process includes:


We can help you choose the right garbage disposal for your needs, considering factors like motor power, noise level, and durability.

Professional Installation

Our technicians install the disposal securely, ensuring all connections are tight and leak-free.

Testing and Demonstration

We test the unit to ensure it works perfectly after installation. We also demonstrate how to use and maintain your new disposal.

Why Choose The Plumbing Doctor?

Choosing the right plumbing service provider is crucial for the longevity and efficiency of your garbage disposal. Here’s why our team stands out:

1. Experienced Technicians

Our team has years of experience handling different types of garbage disposal issues.

2. Quick Response

We understand the inconvenience of a broken garbage disposal. That is why we offer prompt service to address the issues as soon as possible.

3. Quality Workmanship

We pride ourselves on doing the job right the first time. Our repairs and installations are thorough and dependable.

4. Customer Satisfaction

Our top priority is ensuring you are satisfied with our services. We listen to your concerns and provide solutions that fit your needs and budget.

5. Transparent Pricing

We provide clear and upfront pricing, so you know exactly what to expect with no hidden fees.

Efficient Garbage Disposal Services

If you are experiencing issues with your garbage disposal or want to install a new one, contact The Plumbing Doctor today. Our team of experts is ready to provide you with the best service in the area. Call us at 503-407-3045 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. Let us help you keep your kitchen running smoothly with our professional garbage disposal repair and installation services.

Service Areas

Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Cedar Mill, Clackamas, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Hubbard, Lake Oswego, Marion, McMinnville, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Saint Helens, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville.