How Long Do Garbage Disposals Last?

Garbage disposals are installed in kitchens for effective and proper waste management and disposal through shredding food and other waste, which are thrown down the drain. Due to its significant function, many homeowners invest in this home component.   


Garbage disposals can last up to 15 years, mainly if good practices are in place. However, disposals can also experience wearing and damage, which, in turn, can reduce its lifespan and affect its functionality.


Accordingly, like other home components, garbage disposal also encounters problems that prevent it from functioning properly. When the garburator cannot perform well, it could lead to clogged drains and water leaks. It can also cause the garbage disposal to emit a foul smell and create unusual noises.


Essentially when homeowners encounter these problems, it means that their garbage disposal is in bad shape or broken and may need repair or replacing. They need to take action and call a contractor for emergency service of their garburator. Addressing the first sign of an issue can eliminate the likelihood of any further damage to the garbage disposal.


Regular maintenance and garbage disposal repair can improve the functionality of the unit and extend its lifespan. Read more about how long garbage disposals last in this blog of Mr. Rooter Plumbing.