The garbage disposal: You don’t think much about it until it’s not working as it should. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors notes that garbage disposals have an average lifespan of 12 years. If your disposal is getting old, it might be time for a new one. If not, it may just need a repair, such as clearing a jam or fixing a leak.
|What you can expect|
|Range per disposal:||$181.01||$217.52|
|Range for this type of project:||$181||$218|
Basic Labor for Garbage Disposal Repair
Standard labor cost to repair garbage disposal. Leaking fittings will be replaced or repaired as necessary, unit will be unclogged of debris, and motor breaker reset. Up to $20 in parts included. Planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup are included.
Job Supplies for Garbage Disposal Repair
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Addition of AFCI Circuit Protection Labor (Optional)
For existing systems with compatible AFCI breaker option, add AFCI circuit protection to maximize protection against electrical fires. New 15A or 20A Arc Fault Circuit Interrupt breaker will be added, repowered, and proper operation verified.
|cost to repair a garbage disposal|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per disposal||$26.74|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 disposal||$196.07|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 disposal||$178.11 - $214.03|
Look for these symptoms of a failing disposal. They are signs that it may have exceeded its usefulness and should be replaced instead of repaired.
Garbage disposals can be expensive, so getting a professional plumber to give yours a once-over to get to the true source of the problem makes sense. A plumber can determine what's wrong with your unit and whether the smartest move is to repair your disposal or replace it.