Garbage Disposal Repair

Kansas City Garbage Disposal Repair

Call the Expert Plumbers at Above and Beyond Plumbing, LLC

Most of us have experienced a clogged kitchen drain at least once in our lifetime. If you’re unsure how to handle the situation, give our skilled Kansas City garbage disposal repair plumbers a call as soon as possible. 

Above and Beyond Plumbing, LLC is your go-to expert when it comes to dealing with finicky garbage disposals. We will diagnose your issue quickly and provide you with expert repair services. 

Should your garbage disposal require replacement, our plumbers will help you select a new model that meets your needs and your budget.

How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Working Condition

Whether you’re in a rush or too far from the trash can, it would seem easier to let your trusty garbage disposal handle the problem. However, as many have discovered, there are just some types of food that should not be put down the garbage disposal.

What Should You Avoid Putting Down Your Garbage Dispoal?

You should avoid putting the following down your garbage disposal:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Pasta, rice, and grains
  • Fruit peels and pits
  • Eggshells
  • Grease, oil, and fats
  • Non-food waste
  • Fibrous foods, like celery, onion skins and kale

All of the above items can damage your garbage disposal blades and clog your drain. Additionally, fats and oils can coat your drain and disposal, gumming up the works and making it ineffective.

To avoid the mess, only let small food scraps left on your plate after a meal. Throw larger items in the trash before rinsing your dishes.

For kitchen plumbing services in Kansas City, contact Above and Beyond Plumbing, LLC at (816) 203-1075 or contact us online today!


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Signs You Need Garbage Disposal Repair or Replacement

Dealing with a clogged kitchen sink is a messy business. We’ve all had our drains back up, but when the garbage disposal goes on and clears the drain, it feels like magic. But, if your garbage disposal is damaged, malfunctioning, or completely broken, you don’t have this option.

Call a garbage disposal repair plumber if you have any of the following issues:

  • The disposal won’t turn on
  • The disposal is jammed
  • Your garbage disposal is making strange noises
  • The disposal unit shakes when operating
  • You notice leaking under your sink around the garbage disposal
  • You smell burning while the garbage disposal motor is running
  • The engine runs, but the disposal isn't grinding, or the blades aren't spinning
  • Switches are getting stuck

Garbage disposals have the potential to be dangerous. Do not stick your hands or utensils down the garbage disposal while it is running. The blades in your disposal are very sharp and can seriously injure you. If you do experience an issue with your garbage disposal and the drain gets clogged, do not panic. We have all been there before, and it can be fixed.

If your drain is clogged, but the disposal seems fine, you can try clearing it with a plunger. However, if the clog is stubborn and connected to an issue with the garbage disposal, you will need to contact an experienced plumber, like ours, in Kansas City.

How Does a Garbage Disposal Work? 

Most garbage disposals are powered by electricity and have a small motor (usually 1 hp or less) that rotates a blade to chop up anything that is put into the garbage disposal's grinding chamber. In addition to the blade, there is also an impeller and plate system that pushes the chopped particles down the drain. The garbage disposal is also connected to the dishwasher drain, which means that food waste is ground up before it passes through the plumbing. If your garbage disposal is not working properly, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible as food waste can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing. 

How Garbage Disposals Help the Environment 

Most people don't give their garbage disposal much thought until it breaks down. But did you know that garbage disposals keep food waste out of landfills? Composting and limiting waste are gold standards in environmentally friendly food use, but wastewater plants are better than landfills at recovering food waste and using it for fertilizer or converting it to clean energy like electricity or biofuel.

Garbage disposals are both energy and water efficient, too. They use only about 1% of a normal household’s total water consumption and cost on average less than 50 cents a year in electric usage. And the ability to wash dishes without worrying about what goes down the drain is a convenience hard to live without! So, if your garbage disposal does break down, don't hesitate to call our team!



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Let Us Handle the Mess

The garbage disposal repair plumbers at Above and Beyond Plumbing, LLC are conveniently located in Kansas City and have the training and experience needed to handle any plumbing job. 

We can work on any brand of garbage disposal. Should you decide to upgrade to a newer, better model, we have a wide range of products from which you may choose.

When you work with Above and Beyond Plumbing, LLC, you can be sure you are getting the best. Our goal is to provide every customer with expert-level services. We always offer upfront pricing so that there are no surprises. We are dependable and experienced.

To speak with a garbage disposal repair plumber in Kansas City, call (816) 203-1075. We can get your kitchen back up and running in no time.


  • Excellent work. Very reliable and super friendly guys. They did a great job. I would highly recommend them.

    Very reliable and super friendly guys.

    Jerry S.