It’s easy to take your hardworking garbage disposal for granted. But when problems occur with your device, the effect is quickly apparent—your trash bin fills up faster, and a clog may develop in your kitchen drain.
This is where we come in. Spartan Plumbing provides professional garbage disposal repair and installation for homeowners throughout Springboro and southwestern Ohio. We’ll take a look at the problem and help you determine the most cost effective solution.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Garbage Disposal?
We typically perform repairs when possible to keep costs reasonable for you. So if your garbage disposal is still under warranty, we will fix the problem rather than replace your entire unit.
However, if you have a garbage disposal that is over 10 years old and this isn’t the first time it’s broken down, you may want to consider replacement. Although older units can be repaired, problems will often persist and cost you more in the long run. In this case, installing a brand new garbage disposal is the more cost effective option.
Here are some of the more common garbage disposal problems we handle:
If you notice your garbage disposal working less efficiently than usual, give us a call to have the problem checked out. We will diagnose the issue and present you with options that fit your needs and budget.
Selecting the Right Device For Your Home
Homeowners who have been researching new garbage disposals will notice that there are two types: continuous feed and batch feed. Both are great options and the one you choose will ultimately depend on your preferences.
Continuous Feed Garbage Disposals
Continuous feed devices are more popular and more widely available. Your current garbage disposal is most likely this type.
As their name suggests, continuous feed units can be left to run continuously as you drop in your food scraps one by one.
Benefits: Continuous feed garbage disposals are budget friendly and you will have many models to choose from. Homeowners also enjoy their ease of use and convenience in daily waste disposal.
Drawbacks: You will need to be more cautious while the device is running and make sure utensils or other important objects aren’t accidentally dropped in the drain. Continuous feed units also work better with the water running, which can increase your monthly water bill.
Is it right for you? Continuous feed garbage disposals are ideal for households with a lot of waste to grind, since you can easily drop in food scraps while the device is running. This is also the best value for those looking for convenience on a budget.
Batch Feed Garbage Disposals
With batch feed garbage disposals, the unit will only start once a dedicated drain stopper is in place.
Benefits: The main draw of batch feed devices is their higher safety aspect. They won’t run without the drain stopper, which provides greater peace of mind for parents with small children or for those who tend to drop things in the drain!
Drawbacks: Batch feed garbage disposals require a higher upfront investment compared to continuous feed devices. And since they are powered by the drain stopper, you will need to grind your waste in “batches.” This may seem inconvenient if you have a significant amount of daily food scraps to grind.
Is it right for you? We recommend batch feed garbage disposals for smaller households or those who don’t have too much daily waste to grind. Batch feed units are also ideal for those who prioritize safety.
Whichever type of garbage disposal you choose, Spartan Plumbing is here to help make sure your new device is installed properly. You’ll have an efficient garbage disposal set up and running again in no time!
Reliable Plumbers Near You
Spartan Plumbing not only serves Dayton—our service area covers a wide range throughout southwestern Ohio. Many of our customers call us from Greene, Montgomery, and Warren Counties.
Some of the cities and communities we serve:
Joanne - Dayton, OH
Andrew was wonderful. He explained everything to me so I understood. He offered me three options to pick from to have the work done. He was friendly, considerate of my space, knowledgeable, and a great worker. This was my first time using Spartan and I will recommend them to anyone who asks me.
Great service awesome price,
Jim - Springboro, OH
It was great, techican.Mike was awesome
Polite, explained everything, and performed the work immediately
Marilyn - Beavercreek, OH
Jose - Beavercreek, OH
Great service and quick to respond. Within a couple hours from my call this morning.
Michael - Sugarcreek Township, OH
Always outstanding service. From the office to the plumbers.
Excellent and Professional Service
Ray - Beavercreek, OH
Had a minor issue with installation after they completed their portion of work. Called to have updated and they immediately sent someone out and fixed the issue. Andrew was extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with. Was very willing to make changes and stuck around to make sure everything was satisfactory.
Ray - Beavercreek, OH
Happy people work for Spartan Plumbing
Heather - Dayton, OH
They did a great job at fixing my main drain. My toilet was not flushing properly. 3 men worked to fix my main drain clog. They worked very efficiently. They even put a camera into the pipe to inspect it after the clog was removed. All clear! Thanks Spartan Plumbing!!
Terry - Franklin, OH
This was one of the best experiences that I have had with any service in my home. They were both very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend them for any plumbing service!
Christopher - Fairborn, OH
Amazing Service, with prompt assistance and quality work!
Dan - Franklin, OH
Excellent service in a timely manner
MaryLou - Dayton, OH
Spartan Plumbing employees are well trained technicians. After examining the problem, consulting with me and discussing options, the problem was fixed. They are respectful and considerate.
Great customer service.
Wes Holman - Lebanon, OH
Braden was awesome. Super professional and very respectful. The price was roughly $1,300 more than the other quote I received so I’m moving forward with the other quote. If it was within $500 of the other quote, I would’ve moved forward with Spartan due to his customer service. Thanks again for being so respectful, Braden!
Plumbers Review !!!
Gary - Dayton, OH
Gene - Dayton, OH
Although issues not resolved today due to parts availability (shipping from manufacturer) everything set up to return tomorrow to fix issues.
Mrs Palmiotti contacted Spartan plumbing in regards to new refrigerator purchased and Lowe’s would not connect icemaker line. Walk-through with homeowner checked system water pressure found water to be elevated at 92 psi during today’s service presented option for a new water pressure reducing valve and thermal expansion tank installed today to balance system pressure to safe levels. Installed new icemaker shut off in basement with stainless steel reinforced supply hose. One year parts and labor warranty on all installed components. Andrew was your service technician today.
We we’re called out by Justin and Robin to help them with a bathroom project and cover some concerns with their water quality and their water treatment equipment in the mechanical closet in the basement. Justin is starting a shower project but would like us to update the drain from 1.5 to 2 inch pipe. We will have to pull up subfloor and cut some drywall in order to update this drain piping. We recommended to have the water tested with a water analysis lab in order to see what equipment they really do need for their water treatment. We found out they have a UV light and sediment filter that is not up to par with their needs. Justin was planning on doing the walls for the shower. Justin would like a second opinion to look at all of his options for pricing.
For the Schramm’s we installed a Watt’s pressure regulating valve and expansion tank off the water heater to absorb thermal expansion. We also installed a quarter turn ball valve for main water shut off.
Spartan Plumbing will remove existing tub/shower and valve. We will then cut and remove exposed section of cast iron drain for tub/shower and shower unit. We will then attempt to clean drain, video inspect and further evaluate. If no further repairs are required we will install new drain using schedule 40 PVC. We will then repair leaking waterline. We will then install new Sterling tub/shower unit to include Moen Posi-Temp tub/shower valve and chrome trim. Customer is responsible for finished drywall repairs. 9/21/22 tub removed, plumbing done in wall behind tub, drain work completed tub set. 9/22/22 cast iron stack cut and repaired for ventilation if tub and lav sink. Tub drain camera’d and looks good. Completed drain work by tying in vents for lav and tub drain. Ran clean out line in tub drain wall out to laundry room for future drain cleanings. Set surround. Will be back tomorrow, to set valve forward, closer to tub for trim installation. Also will install trim tomorrow. 9/23/22 mo
Diagnose and service the unit in order to start function of the unit. No warranty. Install a pressure reducing valve that will set the pressure from 130 to 70. This high of water pressure is not safe to have on the plumbing system. 2 year warranty. Install a new 1” bypass valve for the control head. Replace the braided water lines with new lines for the bypass. Includes to replace the customer supplied disc assembly. We will also install a new drain tube with air gap. Includes a new drain valve assembly with o ring kit. No warranty on repair. Returned to complete repairs to water softener. All went well new cartridge was installed and drain line replaced. No warranty on existing equipment. Advised client about electric water heaters from 2008. Andrew was your tech today.
We were called out for a bursted outside faucet for the front of the house. This faucet needed to be replaced. The faucet leaked when water was turned on and caused some floor rot in the kitchen. The floor is sagging and needs repaired. The outside faucet leaking was the cause of this occurrence. We recommend dry patrol as a referral. Install a standard outside faucet for the side yard. 1 year warranty on install. No warranty on freezing and bursting. Includes new connections and to drain the water down.
Technician Mike was called out concerning a leak underneath the kitchen sink. The metal ring underneath the left side basket strainer was split and leaking. Multiple options were given. The tech then replaced all drain components under the kitchen sink. Tested afterwards, no leaks and drains great. Another technician is to come out Monday the 26th to give options on a water heater and a prv. The main water shut off, water meter and curb stop were not found during the first appointment. “1 Year Warranty on Parts and Labor”
Mrs janning contacted Spartan plumbing with tankless water heater with code 12 which is a combustion issue. Current tankless installed is a propane unit. Evaluated current tankless water heater installation and noticed issues with venting. Contacted manufacture with today’s findings and performed a gas manifold test on system and verified flow and drop in water column. Determined that the heater has been consuming its own exhaust gas since installation and may as well have compromised components that may present issues in the near future. Determined air inlet screen free from debris and unit is working as it should with tech-support on phone went through all possible Errors But manufacture cannot give straight answer on the heat exchanger itself. Returned September 22, 2022 To install new Navien 240a tankless with six year parts and labor warranty and complementary one year flush. Replaced pecks piping to nearest isolation valves, replaced vent with new pvc and installed according T
Technician Mike installed a customer supplied 3/4 hp garbage disposal from insinkerator. Spartan supplied the drain components and trap assembly. Tested afterwards, no leaks and functions properly. “No Warranty On Customer Supplied Material” “1 Year Warranty on Labor, Drain Components and P Trap”
Mr chafins contacted Spartan plumbing regarding toilet mounting bolt issue. Provided client options today for repairs and only wanted toilet pulled and reset with possible toilet flange repair. After removing toilet found at toilet flange cast unit brittle and needing replaced. Replaced with new PVC expansion flange and that’s setting concrete with anchor pins to help provide support for toilet flange. While concrete was setting evaluated defective hose faucet located outside of home and provided clean options for repairs reset toilet verified all is functioning and sealed with clear silicone to floor to prevent any further movement. One year parts and labor warranty included with today’s service cannot be responsible for existing toilet and any other existing components. Andrew was your technician today .