Garbage Disposals – Valdese, North Carolina


Garbage disposals have become one of the most popular and ubiquitous kitchen appliances. We depend on a garbage disposal system to conveniently get rid of food waste and keep pipes running clean. Benjamin Franklin offers the installation and repair of you garbage disposals in Valdese residents can count on.


How Do Garbage Disposals Work?


Garbage disposals are electrically powered appliances that are attached to the sink and the plumbing waste water system. They use an electrical motor to grind food items into pieces small enough to exit your home through the gray waste system. Garbage disposal installation requires both plumbing and electrical skills. An improperly installed garbage disposal can cause clogs, backups, leaks, and damaged floors and cabinetry. Benjamin Franklin Valdese provides both garbage disposal installation and repair.

Common problems include:
  • Disposal won’t turn on
  • Disposal turns on, but will not run
  • Garbage disposal is leaking
  • The drain is slow

Garbage Disposal tips:
  • Don’t grind potato peelings, the starch forms a paste in the pipes
  • Don’t dispose of coffee or egg shells- sticks to pipes
  • Never pour grease down the drain
  • Keep drain clear by pouring baking soda and vinegar in the disposal one a month, let it sit and then rinse
  • Grind food waste with cold water, not hot. Hot water will liquefy grease and cause clogs further down the pipes
  • Don’t use bleach or drain cleaners. Clean and unclog with dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar.


Better Business Bureau Certified in Valdese, NC

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Valdese has been BBB certified since 2011. We are proud to have offered honest and effective plumbing services in North Carolina since 1998.


Why Choose Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Valdese

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Valdese, our plumbers are experts!
  • We have apprenticed with master plumbers and continue to take educational plumbing classes.
  • We respect you and your home; Benjamin Franklin Plumbers will neither smoke nor swear on your property.
  • Our plumbers are always polite and wear shoe covers to protect your floors. They will not leave a mess.
  • All of our repairs are guaranteed; if a repair fails within a year, we will make it right at no additional cost to you.
  • Our pricing is straightforward with no hidden fees; you will approve all pricing before work begins. We stand by our on-time guarantee- ”If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.®” We PAY YOU $5.00 per each minute late up to $300.00.

For the highest quality plumbing call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Valdese today at 828-438-1912 or request an appointment!


 At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we provide high-quality services for garbage disposals in Valdese, Hickory, Morganton, and Lenoir, North Carolina.

To learn more about our plumbing repair services and maintenance option,
please call (828) 438-1788 or complete our contact form.