Cost to Install a Garbage Disposal
In order to properly install a food waste disposer in the sink, the contractor will need from two to three hours. Hourly rate is from 20$ to 70$. If a handyman or a plumber charge a callout fee in addition to labor cost — then the total price will be higher.
Necessary work on the installation of food chopper:
- disconnecting the drain pipe from the sink
- installation of a rubber gasket under the flange
- mounting the disposal in a mounting bracket
- connection to the sewerage and power supply network
Average Cost to Install
Cost vary from a type of a disposer, brand, your kitchen conditions, wiring, sink etc.
Before installing a disposer, a plumber or a handyman (depends whom you will call) will turn off the water and electricity. Make sure there is a free outlet at a small distance from the sink, plumber will calculate the appropriate place to install the on / off button in a place inaccessible to children.
Installing an electric food waste disposer requires additional insulation against moisture.
The correct connection of the garbage disposal guarantees long-term and high-quality operation of the device for 7 to 13 years. Sometimes it is necessary to deliberately place a lemon peel or ice cubes in the grinder opening, ensuring that the details of the mechanism are cleaned.