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Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation in San Diego

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Garbage Disposal Repair & Installation

When it’s time to repair or replace your garbage disposal, San Diego residents can trust the experts at Bill Howe for garbage disposal installation in San Diego. We are a factory authorized retailer and installer of the InSinkErator brand. Our plumbing technicians are experienced and equipped to bring and install your new garbage disposal 24/7.

Garbage disposals are one of those appliances that often go unnoticed until they don’t work. Some common problems with disposals are jams, clogs, leaks, and motor malfunctions. While garbage disposal repair is possible in some cases, you may need to replace the unit altogether. Bill Howe are the experts in garbage disposal repair in San Diego and are available to help you!

Signs Your Garbage Disposal Isn’t Working Correctly

You’re probably used to your garbage disposal providing effortless performance every time you turn it on until. That is until you begin to have problems. Some problems may have an easy fix, such as resetting the unit with the button at the bottom of the disposal. This problem often occurs because of too much waste in the disposal or waste that won’t break into pieces, such as bones and large seeds. In these cases, the disposal shuts down to prevent damage.

Other issues you may encounter include a disposal that hums but doesn’t spin. You may also find that your sink is slow to drain or doesn’t drain at all, indicating a possible clog in the garbage disposal. Additionally, disposals may develop a leak, which usually occurs around the seal that connects it to the sink. Inspect under your sink and around your garbage disposal regularly to catch leaks before water damage sets in.

If you notice a bad smell coming from the disposal you can use baking soda or cut a lemon into small pieces and run it through the drain to eliminate odors. If the odor persists, it may indicate that the waste isn’t being completely processed and pushed down the drain. This is another sign that your garbage disposal isn’t doing its job and needs to be repaired or replaced. In this case, it’s time to call Bill Howe for garbage disposal installation in San Diego.

Avoid the temptation to use a chemical drain cleaner in a garbage disposal because it can cause damage to the unit. Blockages are generally located in the pipe where the disposal connects to the drain. In this situation, call Bill Howe for repair or garbage disposal replacement in San Diego.

But, How Do You Choose the Right Garbage Disposal?

Most homeowners can simply replace their garbage disposal, but there are many different types of disposals to handle different customer needs.

A professional plumbing technician is the best person to make recommendations when installing a new garbage disposal. They can ensure that the new disposal will have the right fit, have the features customers are looking for, and can determine if any electrical component is needed. Bill Howe’s professionally trained technicians can help you decide the best garbage disposal for installation in your San Diego home. 

About InSinkErator Brand Disposals

InSinkErator is a high-quality, trusted brand that continues to satisfy Bill Howe Plumbing’s customers. The InSinkErator disposal series includes the Badger and Evolution series which provide solutions for any residential or commercial need.

Badger Series Disposal

The Badger series disposals offer a rugged and economical choice in kitchen fixtures. The Badger line of disposals have horsepower functions ranging from ⅓ to ¾ horsepower, are tough on kitchen food waste, and are dependable. The Badger Series all come equipped with:

  • Dura-Drive Induction Motor – These powerful, heavy-duty motors are manufactured by InSinkErator to exacting specifications that help ensure high performance and long life.
  • Quick-Lock Sink Mount – Available only from InSinkErator, this “twist-on, twist-off” sink mount makes installation fast and easy, no matter what disposal you’re replacing.
  • We Come To You 3 Year In-Home Service Warranty – At InSinkErator, we handle your service problems at your convenience, in your home.

Badger series disposals are compact and will have a size that fits under even the trickiest kitchen sink.

Evolution Series Disposal

The Evolution Series from InSinkErator represents a step up from Badger disposals with unique features that make them a great choice for the discerning kitchen user. All Evolution series disposals are at least ¾ horsepower for the toughest action, but also come equipped with their proprietary SoundSeal (this is a registered trademark? )

The Evolution Series boasts the quietest disposal on the market, and there are models that are smaller than a conventional unit to accommodate tight sink spaces. The Evolution Compact Series Disposals also come with the same great features as the Badger Series, plus:

  • We Come To You 4 Year In-Home Service Warranty – At InSinkErator, we handle your service problems at your convenience, in your home.
  • SoundSeal™ Technology – Whisper quiet performance
  • MultiGrind™ Technology – Advertising the highest capacity to grind the heaviest food waste.

There are even more options within the Evolution Series, offering larger chambers, sensors that will detect a jam for easy homeowner repair, reverse grinding capability, and up to 7 years of in-home service warranties.

Plus, all InsinkErator disposals are assembled with pride in the U.S.

Trust Bill Howe For Your Garbage Disposal Installation in San Diego

Every Bill Howe plumber has a standard Badger 5 disposal on their truck at all times. It is one of the most common displays installed in the community and fits most customers’ needs. However, our techs are equipped with the knowledge and equipment to install many different disposals that suit your specific needs and kitchen uses. 

When calling to repair or replace your broken garbage disposal, our dedicated customer service representatives will walk through some of your options and even provide quotes over the phone for a garbage disposal installation in San Diego.

When Bill Howe installs and provides the disposal for installation, customers receive a full one-year parts and labor warranty. This means that if the disposal fails for any reason, we will come back out at no charge and install a new disposal. Customers should also register the disposal to take advantage of the manufacturer warranty period.

Our plumbing technicians can also install a garbage disposal provided by our customers so you have the most choice and flexibility.

When installing a customer supplied disposal, Bill Howe offers a 30-day warranty on labor only. But if you choose an InSinkErator, you are still covered as long as you register your product. When you enable your warranty, Bill Howe will come and install the replacement at regular labor rates should something go wrong with your unit.

Is It True I Can Put Anything in A Quality Disposal?

This is where we disagree with InSinkErator. We recommend, as most plumbers do, to use disposals sparingly. Proper care and garbage disposal maintenance will keep it running long past its warranty and keep your drain lines clear.

While a high quality, high horsepower disposal can grind and push just about anything down the kitchen sink, this isn’t necessarily a good idea for your pipes.

Most kitchen sink clogs are due to heavy grease buildup and food scraps. So, scrape those plates into the trash and use the disposal for the small remnants that are left. If you follow this practice and run cold water while using the disposal, you can count on clear pipes and fresh smelling drains for a long time to come.

Bill Howe Expert Plumber Installs InsinkErator Evolution Series Disposal

Bill Howe has over 40 years of experience in the plumbing and sewer industry. Our team is skilled in drain cleaning and backflow prevention. We’ll also install and repair faucets and fixtures along with garbage disposal installation and repair. For more information on garbage disposal installation in San Diego or to request a quote, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469), visit our website to live chat, or book your appointment online today.

What David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

Heating & Cooling

What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019