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:
Friendly Service, Super Quick
Dom - Mason, OH
Called and was able to get a next day appointment. Then got a call back and was updated to a same-day appointment. The service techs showed up and took care of my issues quickly, after first taking me through the pricing. Appreciated the first-time customer coupon as well! Great and easy experience, will definitely use Spartan again.
John - Dayton, OH
Maybe it said it on the screen I approved and I didn’t notice? I’m not sure. But I didn’t know you were going to replace my soldered valve with a press valve. I wouldn’t have been ok with this for 288.50. I was expecting to see a soldered valve when I got home, and I came home to this. I understand it’s quicker for you and maybe it’s the wave of the future but I trust soldered copper more, and that’s what I thought I was getting.
Response from Spartan Plumbing:
John, the picture you were shown was a Propress Ballvalve since that's all we use. Unfortunately, soldering is a dying art. I've been a plumber for 17 years and have used every type of connection imaginable. High quality Propress fittings are just as durable, if not more durable than soldering. Of course, there's really no scientific way to test the two. It's more of a opinion than anything. Since we've been using Propress for the last 3 years we have had virtually no return calls for Propress. Soldering is a different story. Soldering is an art and no matter how good a technician is they will still have a leak. As the owner, I sleep better at night with my technicians using Propress over solder. Sorry we didn't explain the process better to you. If you would like to speak more on the subject you can reach me (Josh) at the office Monday-Friday 8am-12pm. 937-238-8620 Thank You, Josh Ferguson Owner/Spartan Plumbing
Wanda - Dayton, OH
It was a very professional job done
Brian - Franklin, OH
Very good experience
Robert - Franklin, OH
Brooks - Carlisle, OH
Top notch. I had a major problem and it was fixed fast and right!
Great and quick service
Lamia - Springboro, OH
Repair of toilet leak.
Stephen - Dayton, OH
Outstanding service. Very courteous and expert technicians.
I'm happy I called Spartan
Rudy - Springboro, OH
Project turned out to be bigger than first estimated. They kept me informed and involved in the decision making. I am very satisfied.
Water Heater Issue
Ryen Carter - Miamisburg, OH
Great Service, services were kind of pricey
Randy - Springboro, OH
Kim - Franklin, OH
Informative, helpful, awesome job!
Rebecca - Fairborn, OH
Ben answered all of our questions and was very informative about the type of plumbing we had and how to maintain it. He seemed to really love doing his job! He was safe, fixed the pinhole pipe burst quickly and without any troubles, and is definitely an asset to his company! Provided excellent service. Will ask for him again personally if we need plumbing services. Thank you Ben!
Diane - Dayton, OH
Spartan is my plumber of choice!
Professional and up front. Would recommend!
Matt - Dayton, OH
On time, up front pricing, first time user of the company. Will definitely use them again.
Finished install for hose bib install for the irrigation meter. Inspection was passed by Greene county. Inspector will be issuing out for the meter to be installed. 1 year warranty on entire install. All dirt was back filled and cleaned up. Customer declined landscaping for the job. Installed hose bib for garden hose for a deduction meter in Xenia, OH
Excavated slab to find leak. Pin hole leak was found in slab. Replaced main line copper line and also two other copper lines that are next to main line. Replaced shut off valve for main line. Connected softener back in place. Concreted back. Pipes are insulated to separate from concrete. 1 year warranty parts and labor.
Shutoff water for the outside faucet. Install a new professional grade outside faucet. Includes new connections. 1 year warranty on the install for both faucets. Installed new faucets on front and back of structure. Installed 2 new frost free outside faucets in Dayton, OH
Clear tub or shower drain of obstruction, professional snakes will be used and sent to their maximum length no more than 3 times.
Install extension tube going to the disposal outlet for proper flow for the kitchen sink. Note: what is currently in there is to short of a pipe going into drain.
Cut old waterline serving refrigerator at both supply and at refrigerator and abandoned in ceiling space. Ran new waterline off of same line serving hose bib on front of home, ran line through closet space in front entry underneath cupboard in kitchen and to the back of the refrigerator. Installed new shut off valve for refrigerator line.
Â½ Horsepower Disposal, Standard sound proofing, Galvanized grind components, 3 year in-home warranty with Insinkerator and 1 Year parts and labor warranty through Spartan Plumbing.
Installed 2 more navicirc thermal bypass valves under the vanity in the basement and under the kitchen sink. Connected back to old faucet lines. No warranty on old shutoff valves. 1 year warranty. These valves will keep circulating warm water throughout the branch lines of your house. Installed thermal bypass valve for Navien tankless water heater in Dayton, OH
Clean debris from the inside walls of the pipe with a sewer scrub machine. This machine powers through grease and debris. Flex shaft will be ran from cleanout inside the garage.
Investigated leak in centerville Ohio. Slab home. Leak seemed to be coming from incoming water line in mechanical room. After open the mechanical room wall and pulling up flooring tile tech confirmed that the leak is steadily coming from slab. Slab will need to be jackhammered up to make repair on incoming line.