Garbage disposal installations in Alexandria, VA
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Why choose us for your garbage disposal installation?
Michael & Son has been in business for over four decades, and we've installed thousands of garbage disposals for East Coast homeowners. Our experience and highly-trained plumbers are why we've earned a reputation as one of the most reliable plumbing and home service companies in the area. Putting our customers first is our motto, so we'll always provide you with honest, upfront installation estimates, clear explanations, and excellent service. Call today to see why our customers rave about us in our thousands of 5-star reviews.
What's the cost of installing a garbage disposal?
The cost of installing a garbage disposal in Alexandria, VA typically falls in the below price range:
- Low $465
- Our Average $835
- High $1,095
How Michael & Son determines your estimate
The feed type. When installing a garbage disposal, you can choose between a continuous feed or batch feed disposal. Continuous feed garbage disposals are more common and can turn off and on with a wall switch. On the other hand, batch feed disposals can be safer to use because they require a stopper lid to turn on. Since continuous feed garbage disposals are more popular, they are less expensive to install.
The size of the motor. Depending on the size of your garbage disposal's motor, measured in horsepower (HP), your installation costs can vary. The higher the HP of the garbage disposal, the more expensive it will cost to install. Motors with a range in the ⅓ and ½ for HP tend to be best for a household of 1-4 people and will be less expensive to install. However, you pay more for repairs down the line because smaller motors tend to jam more frequently. If you have a large household or know you'll use your garbage disposal a lot, we recommend getting a motor size between ¾ and 1 HP for smoother operation.
The type of steel used. Most manufacturers make garbage disposals with either stainless steel or galvanized steel, with stainless steel disposals being more expensive to install because they're stronger. If you use your garbage disposal frequently, stainless steel disposals are a great choice because they are more durable. In general, galvanized steel garbage disposals work best for most households and are less expensive to install; however, they are more prone to corrosion and rusting, so you might pay more in repair and replacement costs over the disposal's lifetime.
Your garbage disposal installation in 4 simple steps
Meet your expert plumber—before the appointment
We want you to feel comfortable with the plumber we're sending to your home before they arrive. So, we'll send you an email with your plumber's name, photo, bio and any relevant trade licenses. We'll also give you a brief courtesy call the day before the appointment so you can prepare.
We install your garbage disposal
To find the ideal garbage disposal for your home, we'll discuss your household's size, usage and safety concerns with you. From there, your plumber will make installation recommendations. Once we've finalized which garbage disposal you want and you've signed off on the estimate, we'll schedule an installation appointment. We can generally install your garbage disposal in just a day.
Let us know how we did
Your opinion matters to us—and we mean it. Our plumbers will always request feedback from you at the end of every job. We want to know if the job was a huge success or if there was something we could've done better. We'll do everything we can to ensure you're 100% satisfied with your service.