Garbage Disposal Service and Repair in Ottawa

Garbage disposal not working?
John The Plumber can help!

John The Plumber is the local plumbing expert that Ottawa homeowners have trusted with garbage disposal repairs and services since 2006. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for early bookings, efficient service, friendly professionals, and an overall positive customer experience.

Our dedication to customer satisfaction is serious. With the countless 5-star reviews, you know that we take our customer service seriously.

If you need a garbage disposal technician near you, call John The Plumber today!

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Our Garbage Disposal Services

John The Plumber employs a team of licensed and insured plumbers that are available for your drain clogs and clogged garbage disposal repairs. If you’re experiencing a clog in your garbage disposal or clogged kitchen sink drain, our technicians should be able to repair your garbage disposal and clear your kitchen sink drain.

When your garbage disposal blade is stuck, it can be pretty nerve-wracking! Nobody wants to stick their hand in the drain to clean it, and we don’t recommend it!

Call John The Plumber and one of our plumbing technicians can fix your garbage disposal issues.

A buzzing or humming garbage disposal that isn’t grinding indicates that while there is an issue, power is certainly coming to the machine.

Sometimes it’s as easy as resetting the garbage disposal, but other times you may need a deeper garbage disposal repair.

Whatever the case, when your garbage disposal stops working, John The Plumber is available and ready to help! Call today and book an appointment with a licensed Ottawa plumber!

Waste water backing up into the drain may be caused by a blockage in the garbage disposal unit, but it may also be caused by a drain backing up.

If this is the case, call John The Plumber. Our team is built of licensed plumbers who are also outstanding drain cleaners. So, regardless of the cause of your garbage disposal draining into the dishwasher, our experts can help!

If your garbage disposal is smoking, you may have an overheated motor or a burnt out disposal system. This can often be caused by a clogged in the garbage disposal, but it might also mean that your garbage disposal is finished.

If your garbage disposal is smoking, don’t use it! You must fix the issue or call a professional.

If your garbage disposal won’t turn on at all, you may need a garbage disposal replacement. However, our technician may be able to find an inexpensive solution to the garbage disposal not working.

If your garbage disposal won’t drain, you may not have a broken garbage disposal, but simply an abundance of waste matter in the disposal unit and drain.

Our team is filled with plumbers who are experienced drain cleaners and technicians.

Unpleasant odors coming from the garbage disposal is often caused by food waste that hasn’t washed down the drains.

A simple solution is to use baking soda and vinegar to clean the unit. After letting baking soda and vinegar react for some time, you can flush it down by running the garbage disposal unit with hot water.

But if this simple drain cleaner doesn’t fix the solution, call John The Plumber! Our plumbers can investigate the issue and fix your smelly garbage disposal in no time!

If your garbage disposal is making a loud noise but it isn’t spinning, you’ve likely got jammed impellers or a malfunctioning flywheel.

A garbage disposal repair service may fix your plumbing issue, but you may need to replace it with a new garbage disposal.

Kitchen garbage disposal installation, before and after, by John The Plumber

Kitchen garbage disposal installation, before and after, by John The Plumber

Why Choose John The Plumber?

Since 2006, John The Plumber has been helping homeowners throughout Ottawa & Ontario with their residential plumbing services and needs.

We’ve become known for fast, friendly, and reliable plumbing services.

Our plumbers are good guys that are background-tested, they’re honest, and they’re happy to help.

When you need services on your garbage disposal, nobody will schedule you in, show up, and resolve your issues faster than John The Plumber!

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What Do Your Neighbours Say About Us?

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Excellent experience with this company. Highly recommend. Exceptional and friendly service.


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Alex was extremely helpful and arrived before the quoted time window. He even took the time to answer questions about another issue. Thank you!


Garbage Disposal Repair

The timing was good for both of my service calls and I did not have to wait long.

The plumber did an excellent job with fixing my leaky bathroom sink and installing a new waste disposal with an assistant a few days later. Billy is a great guy – very courteous and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with how he figured out the issues and his performance. My cats really liked him too! I was very satisfied and would recommend Billy and Garett and the company to everyone.


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Bill was fantastic, he called to let me know when he would be coming and performed the required work quickly and professionally. I also appreciated his advice on what further information I would require to furnish him in order to better quote the bathroom work rather then just making a rough estimate on the spot. Highly recommend.


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Dishwasher would not drain, Geoff and Garrett we very professional and upfront with the cost. They repaired the issue in record time and showed me how I could do it myself next time. Would use their services again without a doubt.


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Garbage Disposal FAQ’s

Fixing a garbage disposal unit can be more cost-effective than replacing it, but it depends on the situation.

It all depends on the scenario. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to answer this question.

Due to the increased likelihood of a blockage in the garbage disposal, drain, or sewer, or the environmental issues, it’s recommended that you avoid using the garbage disposal for these things:

  • Grease and fats
  • Coffee grounds
  • Bones
  • Oatmeal
  • Onion peals
  • Potato peals
  • Egg shells
  • Garbage
  • Any fibrous vegetables
  • Fruit pits
  • Chemicals and paint
  • Corn husks
  • Pasta
  • Animal shells
  • Broken glass
  • Produce stickers
  • Medication

A garbage disposal is intended to grind up food waste into smaller bits that can be flushed into the sewer system or septic tank.

Regularly cleaning your garbage disposal with baking soda and vinegar is a great way to prevent drain issues and foul smells.

Pour between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of baking soda into the drain, followed by a similar amount of white vinegar. Let it fizzle for a while!

Later on, plug the sink and fill it with hot water. Pour some more baking soda into this water, then pull the plug.

Once the plug is pulled and the water is draining, turn on the garbage disposal machine. This should wash any food particles that are stuck inside the machine and helps keep your drains clean, too!

If you get a good garbage disposal unit and you use it as recommended by the manufacturer, then you can expect to get about 10-15 years out of your garbage disposal.

When it comes to garbage disposal repairs in Ottawa, it’s recommended that you trust a professional plumber.

If a garbage disposal leaks or any other plumbing problems, you’re going to have a big and expensive mess to clean.

A garbage disposal unit might surprise you!

There’s no spinning blade inside the garbage disposal that will cut your hand off. Instead, there is a spinning surface called an impeller that moves food waste into fixed blades at a high speed. As the spinning surface spins, the food waste is torn to shreds and goes down into your drain where it washes into your sewer or septic system.