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Maintaining a properly functioning waste disposal system in your kitchen is crucial for a hassle-free cooking experience. It can be frustrating when the disposal system clogs and the garbage refuses to go down the drain. This is where our professional Kitchen Waste Disposal Repairs services come in. Our team of experienced technicians specialises in repairing and installing waste disposal systems such as Insinkerators, and we cover all types of plumbing repairs in London.

For individuals who don't have the means to compost, an 'in-sink' waste disposal unit offers a clean and efficient method to dispose of food waste, doing away with smelly garbage bins. These disposal units operate by pulverising food scraps into small particles, allowing them to pass effortlessly through the water waste system rather than end up in landfills. This process can minimise the environmental impact of food waste and help promote more sustainable waste management practices.

However, waste disposals are a must-have tool for any modern kitchen. Food waste disposers provide an efficient, convenient, and hygienic solution that eliminates waste disposal challenges. With the convenience of quickly getting rid of food waste, they provide a cleaner and more hygienic environment. The presence of decomposing food in rubbish bins can lead to foul odours that are both unpleasant and unhealthy.

These waste disposals eliminate problems by grinding the food waste and flushing it through the drain water. As a professional plumbing service in London, we offer installation services for Insinkerator waste disposals. With our expertise, we ensure that your Insinkerator installation is done efficiently and effectively. Our team of experts is also available for boiler, heating, plumbing, gas or drain issues.

Feel free to call us for any of your plumbing and heating requirements.

How exactly do they work?

Let's take a closer look at waste disposal.

Waste Disposal

When apple peels/eggshells/meat/small bones/ice etc. (always refer to the manufacturer's handbook) are deposited into the grinding chamber, the water is turned on, and the 'ON' switch is activated. The food waste is moved back and forth within the grinding chamber. The unit does not contain sharp blades; instead, they rely on a grinding mechanism to break down the food waste into fine particles.

However, like any other household appliance, waste disposal will experience issues over time, which often leaves one with having to choose between repair or replacement.

Repair or replace?

The decision often boils down to the cost of repair Vs the cost of replacement. Sometimes the cost of repair can be close to the replacement cost. Plus, with a repair, who's to say that other possibly other weakened components (depending on the age of the unit) won't fail soon after? New units usually come with a 1-4 years guarantee (sometimes longer).

When it goes wrong!

Nature of the Problem
When it comes to repairs, the extent and complexity of the problem will determine the repair cost. Minor problems like a jammed flywheel or clogged drain can be resolved quickly by the operator without engaging an engineer. However, the repair costs could increase when dealing with more complex issues, such as motor failure or extensive internal damage.

In some severe cases, a replacement unit is recommended. It's essential to have a professional engineer who can assess the cause of the breakdown and provide an estimate before proceeding with any repairs. A thorough diagnosis can help make an informed decision about a repair over replacement or vice versa.

Clogged kitchen drain?
If the sink overflows when you run the waste disposal unit, this could indicate blockages in the pipes or drain caused by food particles lodged in the pipework (check that the waste placed in the unit does not exceed the recommendations). Attempting to clear these blockages yourself can be tricky and time-consuming. Therefore, leave it to a trusted London serviceteam engineer. Neglecting to fix a blocked
waste disposal unit could impact other appliances, such as the WC, washing machine or dishwasher. Don't delay; call us today for all your plumbing and heating repairs or installations.

The cost of replacement parts can vary based on the make and model of the waste disposal unit. Some units have readily available and affordable parts, while others may require more specialised components, adding to the repair cost.

Labour and expertise
Hiring a professional engineer to repair your waste disposal guarantees a thorough assessment. The labour cost will vary based on factors such as the service complexity and the engineer's rates in the London area.

Age and condition of the unit
The age and overall condition of your waste disposal can impact the cost-effectiveness of repair. If your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan or has a history of recurring issues, investing in a replacement may be a more prudent long-term solution.

Warranty coverage
If your current waste disposal is still within the manufacturer's warranty, the policy may significantly reduce or cover the repair cost. Be sure to check the terms and conditions of your warranty to understand what you are and are not covered for.

Waste disposal repair cost

The cost of repairing a waste disposal unit in London can range from £50 to £250 or more, depending on the abovementioned factors. In some cases, a replacement unit may be a more cost-effective solution, especially if your current disposal is outdated/obsolete or beyond repair.

To get an accurate estimate and professional advice, it's recommended to consult a reputable service company (plumbing/heating) or waste disposal specialist. They can assess the specific issues with the unit, provide an upfront cost estimate, and help make the decision easier when all the facts have been presented.

Regular maintenance is a must!

Using waste disposal properly is important to avoid blockages and maximise its efficiency. Avoid disposing of non-food items, fibrous materials, and excessive grease or oil, as these can cause blockages and damage the disposal unit. Periodically, running cold water with a handful of ice cubes and a citrus fruit thrown in can keep the unit clean and smelling fresh. These simple yet effective steps contribute to your disposal unit's longevity.

Replacing the waste disposal

Consider factors such as horsepower, noise level, and additional features like overload protection or anti-jamming mechanisms when purchasing waste disposal. Choosing a reputable brand and model known for durability and reliability can save you from frequent services, repairs or replacements in the long run.

InSinkErator Replacement/ installation is a convenient and environmentally friendly solution for managing food waste in your kitchen.

Professional support

Our skilled team of professionals at serviceteam London offers repair and replacement services for waste disposal units such as Insinkerator installation. You can speak with a team member regarding any issues you may have with the waste disposal unit. Alternatively, you can book an engineer's visit through our online booking portal and receive a 5% discount. Additionally, we are available 24/7 in London to provide heating, plumbing, gas, boiler, and drain services.

Call our reliable experts for efficient kitchen waste disposal repairs, installation or services, and experience the convenience of a well-functioning kitchen.