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The garbage disposal installation process involves following certain key steps to ensure the replacement garbage disposal functions properly.

It’s also important to keep certain key safety tips in mind throughout the process, especially when disassembling your current garbage disposal; some components may be heavy, and you want to protect both yourself and your property from damage.

The following information will help you better understand the process, and why it may be best to hire professionals.

Getting a New Garbage Disposal for Your Kitchen

To install a garbage disposal, you’ll typically follow several basic steps.

While the specifics of the process are likely to vary depending on the exact unit you’re installing, the existing unit’s condition, and where exactly you’re installing it, the steps listed here are usually essential components of the process. They include:

Removal of the Old Unit

You’ll have to remove your garbage disposal first if you already have an old one installed.

Refer to the owner’s manual to determine how to go about disassembling it.

It’s often smart to assemble some kind of support structure beneath the disposal itself. Because units can weigh 15 pounds, you might be surprised by the weight when disassembling it. This could result in harm to yourself or your property if it suddenly drops without warning. Having something for it to land on is a key safety measure.


Before removing or installing anything, make sure the circuit breaker to the kitchen is shut off.

Again, the installation itself will vary depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, it involves stacking components like the fiber gasket and mounting ring. Next, you’ll attach the drain and make any necessary electrical connections.

After you’ve done this, you’ll mount and hang the disposal itself.

Testing the Disposal

After you’ve installed the unit, put a stopper in the drain and fill the sink up with an inch of water. Check below for any signs of leaks. You want to confirm that any seals you made are tight. Turn on the disposal during this step to ensure it runs correctly.

Why Professional Help Is Key When Installing Garbage Disposals

This is often a task that’s difficult to complete on your own.

Again, there are many steps, and they’ll vary depending on a number of factors. You could waste a lot of time, money, and effort trying to install a garbage disposal, only to find it doesn’t work because you misunderstood or overlooked one of the steps in the process.

By hiring professionals, you’ll know the job will be done right the first time. You’ll also have someone to call in case your disposal ever stops working.

How We’re Different

For more than 25 years, the professionals at Perfect Home Services have helped clients throughout the Chicagoland region with their garbage disposal installation needs. We’re available 24/7, working flexibly around your schedule. We’re also happy to answer questions about maintaining your unit once it’s installed.

To learn more about scheduling an appointment for your new garbage disposal, call us today!

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