Garbage Disposal Repair And Installation

New installation, repairs and replacements in and around the Lafayette, La area. 

Garbage Disposal Repair Lafayette, La

Lafayette, La Garbage Disposal Repair Or Replace

Garbage disposals are useful devices for any kitchen, residential or commercial. Not only does it make your life easier, but it also plays a vital role in keeping your drains clear and flowing freely. Keep your disposal in tip-top shape by calling on the expert plumbers at Keown Plumbing.

We offer comprehensive garbage disposal repair and replacement services in Lafayette, Acadiana and the surrounding areas, offering everything from new disposal installation to diagnoses and replacements. 

To reduce the risk of problems, avoid putting the following in your disposals:

Affordable Garbage Disposal Service

If you have been looking for a working garbage disposal, we have good news for you. Some people have the idea that garbage disposal installation will be terribly expensive and they won’t be able to afford it. But this notion simply isn’t the truth—installation in Lafayette can be very affordable and a wonderful convenience added to your life.

Get in touch with Keown Plumbing today so we can help you choose the best disposal unit for your kitchen. We will educate you on the different options available so you can make an educated choice about what you need. 

When it comes to using and maintaining your garbage disposal, there are several things you’ll want to do to keep it working right. You will need to make sure that you use plenty of water to flush it so that it will correctly dispose all the waste. Metals, plastic or glass should never be put down the disposal; however, if this happens, you can use pliers or tongs to pull the object out. Do not use your hands since they could get caught in the disposal or cut on the blades, causing bodily injury.

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Signs you need your garbage disposal repaired

Unusual Noises:

If your disposal is making grinding, clanking, or rattling noises that you haven't heard before, it could be a sign of a foreign object stuck in the unit or damaged components. Ignoring these noises could lead to more severe damage if left unchecked.

Frequent Clogs:

While garbage disposals are designed to handle food waste, they can still become clogged over time. If you notice that your disposal is frequently getting clogged or draining slowly, it's a sign that there might be a blockage or a problem with the grinding blades.

Foul Odors:

A foul odor emanating can be a clear indicator of food particles trapped in the unit. Grinding citrus peels or ice cubes can help mitigate this issue, but if the odor persists, it might require professional attention.


Leakage around your garbage disposal is a cause for concern. It could be due to loose connections, a damaged seal, or a cracked housing. Ignoring leaks can lead to water damage to your cabinets or further deterioration of the disposal.

Weak Grinding:

If your garbage disposal is struggling to grind food waste effectively or you notice larger food particles passing through, it might be a sign that the grinding blades are dull or damaged.


Garbage Disposals Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage disposals’ primary purpose is to break down relatively soft food particles before they are washed down the drain. This helps stop clogs from forming and keeps drains clear. However, many people misuse their disposals, due to the common misconception that they’re able to chop up just about anything. In reality, they are not intended to break down many types of items. Attempting to do so can lead to broken disposals and other problems which will definitely result in a garbage disposal repair needed. 

Garbage disposals are very low maintenance appliances.  Simply making sure you frequently use your disposal can help to remove any excess food scraps that accumulate in the chamber. However, if you smell any odors coming from your disposal, it’s usually the sign of food build up.

Over time, food waste can also accumulate under the sink baffle.

To clean your disposal, follow these simple steps:

  1. Turn off your disposal
  2. Remove the sink baffle and clean the underside of the baffle with a scouring pad
  3. Place the baffle back in the sinkhole
  4. Turn on your disposer and run a medium stream of cold water
  5. Place ice cubes mixed with lemon/lime wedges down your disposal to freshen it up

NO. A garbage disposal which is used properly will not clog your pipes. However, the key to making sure that it doesn’t clog your pipes requires proper installation and then usage that is compliant with your particular model. Before you install any kind of disposal, you have to make sure that the drainage pipes are clear in the first place.

With the proper care and maintenance, a garbage disposal can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years. As your garbage disposal gets older, it may start to clog more often or may show some of the common signs above that it needs to be replaced.

Depending on the type of garbage disposal you’re installing, garbage disposal installation typically takes between two to four hours. The installation process will typically go faster if there is already existing plumbing set up for the garbage disposal’s installation

Some of the most common signs your garbage disposal should to be replaced include frequent necessary repairs, poor perf, lack of power, frequent resets, strange noises, and water leaks. Our plumbing technicians will come to take a look at your garbage disposal and help you determine whether a repair or replacement is in your best interest.

Other Services

What other services do we offer?

Keown Plumbing offers an extensive line of plumbing needs for homes and businesses in the Lafayette and Acadiana area. Here are a few of our services.

Sink Repairs Lafayette, La

Residential Plumbing

We have what it takes to address just about any plumbing issue you may experience at your home. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to someone who can. 

Pipe Repairs Lafayette, La

Pipe Leaks

Unchecked leaks in your home can rapidly lead to costly water waste and even costlier water damage, pest infestation, and more. Don’t let that leak sit, repair it today!

Toilet Repairs Lafayette, La

Toilet Repair

If your toilet isn’t working the way it should, you will want to have it repaired as soon as possible. A toilet that runs can cause higher water bills and additional plumbing issues.

Your Trusted Plumber In Acadiana

In a world as dynamic and demanding as plumbing, you need a partner who blends expertise with reliability. Over the years, Mike Keown and Keown Plumbing has stood as a beacon of trust and excellence in the heart of South Louisiana. From minor fixes to major installations, we’ve built our legacy on the foundation of quality, commitment, and customer satisfaction. As the leading plumber in Lafayette, La we’re not just about fixing problems but about creating long-lasting relationships.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to any of your plumbing needs or concerns. Reach out to Keown Plumbing today for all your garbage disposal repairs, and let us show you why we are Lafayette’s trusted choice for plumbers near me. Contact us today and let us bring peace of mind back to your home or business.

“Honesty is not our best policy, it’s our only one!”

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