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Garbage Disposal Installations in Richmond, VA

Schedule Your Garbage Disposal Installation in Richmond, VA Today.

Is your garbage disposal broken? Are you in need of a quick replacement? Michael & Son has you covered. We've been providing plumbing and other home services to homeowners in the capital city of Virginia and surrounding areas since 1976. Our professional, experienced, and highly-trained plumbers have earned us the reputation as one of Richmond's most reliable plumbing and home service companies. So, if you need a new garbage disposal installed or serviced, our plumbers are available for 24/7 emergency service.


How Much Does it Cost to Install a Garbage Disposal in Richmond, VA?

Garbage disposal installation costs can vary depending on a number of factors, but the majority of garbage disposal installations in Richmond tend to fall within this price range:

  • Low $570
  • Our Average $1,000
  • High $1,300

How Michael & Son determines your quote

The feed type: batch vs. continuous. The type of garbage disposal you select for your Richmond home impacts your installation cost. Continuous feed garbage disposals are turned on and off with a switch on the wall and are less expensive to install. Batch feed disposals are typically more expensive but are considered "safer" to use because they require a stopper lid in order to turn on.

The size of the motor. The larger the motor size, the more expensive the garbage disposal will be. Your garbage disposal's motor is measured in horsepower (HP). 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. The type of steel you choose will impact your installation costs. Most manufacturers make garbage disposals with either stainless steel or galvanized steel. Stainless steel disposals are more expensive to install but are often more durable. Galvanized steel garbage disposals are adequate for most Richmond households and are less expensive to install. Galvanized steel disposals are more prone to corrosion and rusting which could cost you more in repairs over time.


Your garbage disposal installation in 4 easy steps

  1. Schedule your garbage disposal installation

    Call (804) 465-6453 or use our easy online scheduler to get the ball rolling on your garbage disposal installation. Our customer service specialists will assign one of our expert Richmond plumbers to perform your installation.

  2. Get to know your Richmond plumber

    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 as a reminder of your appointment.

  3. We expertly install your new disposal

    To find the ideal garbage disposal for your home, we'll review your household's size, usage, and safety concerns. 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.

  4. Give us your honest feedback!

    Your opinion matters to us—and we mean it. Our Richmond 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.