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:
Tricia - Dayton, OH
Matt came out to our house and took the time to do a thorough job. He was professional, friendly, and completed the job in a timely manner. We will be calling Spartan again for our future plumbing needs.
Holly - Franklin, OH
I had nothing but a positive experience from the receptionist to the service tech. Extremely professional & couteous.
Above and beyond 10/10
Cj - Dayton, OH
Toby was professional, personable, kind, and extremely helpful. He went out of his way to explain to us some plumbing basics for our new home. His approach to service was a breath of fresh air.
garbage disposal install
Vern - Dayton, OH
Andrew was very professional and helpful. He took the time to explain what he was going to do. Would recommend this company..
James - Dayton, OH
Anne - Dayton, OH
Arrived on time, very friendly, explained everything as he was doing it, finished in a timely manner and did not leave a mess!
Christine - Franklin, OH
Andrew was very knowledgeable and kind. He answered all of my questions and explained everything in great detail. Very happy with our service today
Steve - Franklin, OH
We love Spartan Plumbing!! Excellent workmanship. Fair pricing and the workers are ALWAYS awesome!!!
Richard - Springboro, OH
We had Matthew O'Mara on two different jobs and he is excellent. Great work and very friendly
Beth - Clearcreek Township, OH
Everything was easy and very professional.
Brian - Dayton, OH
Matt showed up promptly to replace our old Badger disposal. It was done in a good time and he chose a model suited for our needs Spartan also worked to meet me halfway on price after disposal cost.
Kevin - Dayton, OH
Professional and great service
Sarah - Dayton, OH
Timely, hardworking, got the job done, very professional. Mike didn’t stop until he was sure that the issue was taken care of!
Excellent, knowledgeable, accommodating service
MaryLou - Dayton, OH
Toby Zimmerman is an asset to Spartan Plumbing. He answered my questions, took care with my property and left no mess. He’s personable and professional, thoroughly checked out the problem and got to work on it.
Very prompt service
Linda - Bellbrook, OH
Short wait to get job done.
Install new main water shut off valve. Install a new section of fittings coming before the pressure reducing valve. Water meter is in the middle of the subdivision. Valve is tagged with a Spartan label. Install new hot and cold wash machine valves for the washer box. Install new stainless steel hoses that are provided. 1 year warranty on the install.
Installed owner supplied shower pan along with American standard shower only valve. Upsized drainage piping from inch and a half PVC to 2 inch PVC to accommodate new shower pan. New shower drain was supplied by Spartan plumbing to connect pan to drainage system.Installed new drain line for double vanity raised existing lines to accommodate new double vanity and ran waters to both of these vanities. Father-in-law returned later in the day to re-place drywall and would allow me to install for angle stops to complete contracted portion of this job. Father-in-law only wanted Rought in plumbing to be performed today and was on site during most of the installation he will be responsible for Shower walls and vanity installation. An approved 5% discount Was deducted from original quote due to scheduling issues client will pay in full today and Spartan plumbing will warranty all installed products supplied by Spartan plumbing a one year warranty only sport plumbing cannot be responsible for any
Put a minor rebuild on the toilet in the master bath farthest away from the front of the house. Installed a new flapper, fill valve, and supply line. No warranty on existing shut off valve. No warranty on any other part of the toilet. Confirm that no other leaks are present within the toilet. Six month warranty on repair only. mail the invoice.
Install 50 gallon gas water heater. Hard pipe the gas line to the water heater. Install a new ball valve for the new unit install new sections of copper piping on top of unit as well. Main water valve is located near the gas meter. Behind the carpet. Install a new threaded ball valve with brass nipples brass bushings for the pressure reducing valve. Install the expansion tank support as much as possible. Water meter is located approximately 8 feet east of the front door. Pictures are disclosed on service titan for markings. Make sure to throw down tarps. Go in and out of the garage. They have cats so be careful.
Terri is Former Air Force Reserve. The home was built in 2021. Upon arrival, Technician Mike found that the both bathrooms on the second story were backed up yet nothing on the first floor or basement was backed up. The bathtub and shower were holding several inches of sewage and water. After removal of the excess water above floor level, the tech was able to pull the toilet in the upstairs hallway bathroom and use a flex shaft to clear the obstruction. Wads of flushable wet wipes were pulled back. The tech explained how wet wipes need to be discarded into the trash can or not used all together because they do not break down after flushing them. After removal of wipes the tech ran the tub next to the pulled toilet, turned the shower on in the master bath and flushed toilet in master bath multiple times assuring the drain line was clear. The toilet was then reset with a new jumbo wax ring with horn. The customer insisted that the tech does not change the johnni bolts or braided water su
Install a new section of PVC piping and trap for the shower. Trap drain is recommended to update code 2 inch. Functionality of the shower is still in OK condition. No more leaking was found. Leak was fixed. Spartan plumbing will not be liable for other leaks that are found during the home. Six month warranty on repair. No warranty on the shower drain.
Technician ran Spartan 300 cable machine through outside cleanout clearing obstruction. The obstruction was between 20 and 30 feet down the line. Tech did run the machine the full 100 feet after obstruction was clear and ran water for 15 mins to verify the drain was open. Drain supervisor to come out Friday (5/27/22) to inspect main sewer line with camera. â€œ6 Month Warranty upon passing camera inspectionâ€
Technician installed new basket strainer and two water shut off valves under sink in the break room/kitchen. Tested afterwards. No leaks and draining properly. Tech also looked underneath all the sinks in the building and nothing is leaking. The laundry sink in the maintenance room show signs of past leaking. So does the water heater, installed in 2012. Also both expansion tanks, one next to main water shut off and one over the water heater are bad and need replaced. â€œ1 Year Warranty on parts and laborâ€
Found water softener resin to be showing signs of failure. Water in the float of the tank is getting too high and leaking. Recommend to replace the water softener. Call the wife for arrival. Will be installing a clack 30 K softener Sterling series.5 year warranty on water softener.
Tech installed 3 new shut offs underneath kitchen sink. All shut offs have a 1 year warranty. Tech also used cable machine for kitchen sink drain. Drain is flowing as should. 3 month warranty on drain. Tech also found that main water shut off valve in basement is not working. Gave estimate to replace