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:
Dan - Franklin, OH
Excellent response time. Brandon was very polite and knowledgeable. He was very articulate and respectful. He explained our options and executed the job in a timely manner. He cleaned up the area and removed all of the old parts. I really appreciate that type of work and professionalism. Thank you so much!
Braden Again 🙂
Neil - Dayton, OH
We've worked with Braden from Spartan twice now. He is a great plumber and a great guy. He remembered me right away even though the second visit was for a rental house we manage.
Spartan was JMK
Howard - Monroe, OH
Same service but price was triple from two years ago
Vic - Clarksville, OH
Outstanding job - fast and high quality.
Detailed Explanation Provided
Lafleur - Dayton, OH
Fantastic service and people
Michelle - Dayton, OH
Had a clogged pipe in newly bought house and they came out quickly and fixed it. Also, asked them about another problem with the tub while they were here and they were able to fix it too. I am so happy with their service, I highly recommend them.
Jared - Dayton, OH
Bryant - Springboro, OH
It was fast and painless
Fantastic service, fair price, great guy
Pat - Franklin, OH
Brian - Carlisle, OH
Takara - West Carrollton, OH
They did good work
Kathy - Miamisburg, OH
Great technician and quick fast resolution to our problem
Orchid - Dayton, OH
Spartan Plumbing has been in our home for several issues and we are very pleased with their work. Toby was our technician and he is very knowledgeable, professional and courteous. We will definitely use their services again and recommend to all our friends.
Joyce - Carlisle, OH
Great service and price
Jeanine - Huber Heights, OH
Very good worker and new what he was doing.
Replaced piping under the kitchen sink that was still under warranty. Installed new drain tee, trap, and tailpiece extension. Found water hammer problem from the washing machine. Installed 2 hot and cold hammer arrestors. Issue seemed to happen less. Notified home owner to call if the problem gets any worse. Could not find city water meter pit in order to check for any check valves that could have been installed. Warranty still stands for the drainage under the sink. Repaired leak under kitchen sink in Dayton, OH
Drsin was clogged from toilet to outside cleanout. This was probably due to loosed up scale build up. I ran the flex shaft, a large cable, through the pipe multiple times to ensure the best clean possible. No warranty on drain clean. Should this happen again. , a hydrojet is needed.
Replaced hose bib in crawl space with 10â€ woodford model 17. Replaced toilet shut off and both hot and cold shut offs under kitchen sink with quarter turn valves. Replaced pea trap under laundry sink. Reviewed all work for leaks. Went over everything with the customer before and after. Pictures sent via email and to office.
Installed 2 new American standard cadet pro toilets with slow close seats. Elongated Ada in master and round ada in the kids bathroom. Installed 2 new shutoff valves for the toilets with supply lines. Flanges were in good shape. 2 year warranty on the toilets. Installed a premium grade prv with expansion tank. Installed a new 2 gallon expansion tank for the water heating system. 3 year warranty. Will be installing water softener at a later date. Installing a Water Right water softener with a build in carbon filter. (IMPRC). Includes a new shutoff valve and new discharge drain. Includes disposal of the old system. 5 year warranty on the install. Installed 2 new toilets, pressure reducing valve, expansion tank, and scheduled water softener in Fairborn, OH
Tested customers water for hardness. No hardness found in water. Tech is going to call water softener rep to get a reasoning to the amount of salt being used.
Estimate to replace tub shower cartridge in upstairs bathroom. Handle is currently broken off. Tested for leaks and operation.
Replaced old 25AUB pressure reducing valve with new Kallefi pressure reducing valve equipped with tandem pressure gauge for constant monitoring. Set current pressure to 65 psi and instructed homeowner on how to adjust accordingly, never to exceed 80 psi. Removed old cabinet style GE water softener and installed new water right water softener resin and brine tank, re-plumbed to plumbing system, and set up unit according to manufacture instruction.
Gave customer estimates to replace water service outside home. Also gave estimate for spot repair on water service. Tech strongly advised customer to get a leak detection company out first to pin point the leak in the event we attempt to do the spot repair. The scope of work for this is job related to what is described in the estimates. Any deviation from said scope of work or unforeseen problems delaying the timely completion of the job may incur an additional charge. All work will be done in accordance to state and local plumbing codes. Customer is calling by end of day Friday with decision to schedule work.
Condo home. Visible water damage with no sign of mass water collection. Looking in the utility room, there are multiple pipes under ground. It also appears the main line to the condo runs underneath the condo. I highly recommend a leak detection company come out to locate where the pipes are going and where the leak is. Once found, we will be able to come out to quote a repair or reroute. Reliable Leak detection - Brant- 513-488-6234
Customer had water heater that was leaking on the cold side . Installed new AO Smith 40 gallon gas water heater. Installed new 3/4 shut off valve on the cold side . Installed a 1/2 natural gas valve and new 1/2 tee, union and dirt leg. After install turned on water and gas then checked for leaks .