Garburator Repair & Installation in Richmond, Vancouver and Beyond

Need to Repair or Replace Your Garburator?

Service overview

  • Same-day service available
  • Repair price: Starting at $99
  • Install price: Starting at $499
  • Average time to complete: 1–2 hours

Service details

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Your questions

Wondering why your garburator isn't working? Our Richmond plumbers take the time to explain the problem clearly. No jargon. No rushing. No worries.

Your needs

Your plumber will lay out your garburator service options and explain the pros and cons of each one. We'll help you choose the best option for your home and needs.

Your concerns

You'll get an upfront price to repair or replace your garburator before any work begins. So there are no surprises.

Your garburator repair in 3 clear steps

1) Schedule

Contact us online or call 604-283-2383 to schedule your garburator repair. Before your plumber arrives, you'll get an email with their picture and bio, so it does not feel like a total stranger coming into your home. 

2) Repair without a mess

Your plumber will protect your home with coverings and figure out what's wrong with your garburator. After explaining what's wrong and going through your repair options, we'll fix your garburator and leave your home cleaner than we found it.

3) Make sure you're happy

We'll call you 24 hours after the repair to make sure you're 100% satisfied with our work. If you're not happy, we'll make it right.

How we do garburator installations

1) Schedule

Contact us online or call 604-283-2383 to schedule your garburator installation. Before your plumber arrives, you'll get an email with their picture and bio, so it does not feel like a total stranger coming into your home.

2) Give you options

We inspect your current garburator setup (if you have one) and give you the best options for your home and needs.

3) Install without a mess

Your plumber will:

  1. Cover the working area with plastic or carpet to protect your home.
  2. Do any piping and electrical work needed to accommodate your garburator.
  3. Show you how to operate your new unit.
  4. Leave your home cleaner than it was when we arrived.

4) Make sure you're happy

We'll call you 24 hours after the installation to make sure you're 100% satisfied with our work. If you're not happy, we'll make it right.

Every Richmond garburator service comes with:

100% satisfaction guarantee

Not satisfied with your garburator service? Let us know in our follow-up call. We'll make it right.

1-year labour warranty

We stand behind our garburator work 1 year after service.

Cost to repair a garburator in Richmond

  • Low: $99
  • Average: $149
  • High: $299

The price to repair a garburator depends on:

  • What's wrong with your garburator. The severity of the damage drives your repair cost. You'll pay less for a simple unclogging than you will for a leak repair or part replacement.
  • If parts need to be replaced. If the plumber needs to replace a part (motor, shredding plate, etc.), you'll have to pay for the cost of the part.
  • Whether pipes need to be repaired or replaced. If your plumber needs to fix or replace piping, that will add to your repair cost.
  • If the repair needs electrical work. Additional electrical work will raise the cost of your garburator repair.

Cost to install a garburator in Richmond

  • Low $499
  • Average $550
  • High $649

Your garburator installation cost will depend on:

  • What size garburator you want installed. The more horsepower the garburator has, the more expensive it will be.
  • The type of garburator you want to install. Continuous feed garburators (activated by an ON/OFF switch) are less expensive than batch feed garburators (activated by pressing your drain stopper).
  • Which brand garburator you want installed. Not all garburators are created equally. You'll pay more for better quality brands and models.
  • Whether your old garburator needs removed. If your plumber needs to remove your old unit, that will add time and labour costs to your installation.
  • If piping needs to be repaired or replaced. In some cases, the plumber will need to fix or replace piping to accommodate the garburator, which will increase your overall cost.
  • Any electrical work or rewiring needed for the install. If you're installing a garburator for the first time, you might need to add an outlet or update the wiring. Either will increase the cost of your installation.


"Had my garburator working in no time"

Thanks, Ashton Service. I called and next day early morning I had my garburator working in no time. Ion did a great and professional job. Price was a bit high but I guess I paid for their knowledge and professionalism. I would recommend Ashton Services to others. Thanks Ion.

— Diego L.
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Repair or replace?

5 signs you should replace instead of repair your garburator

Sometimes, garburator repairs turn into replacing the unit. Your garburator will most likely need to be replaced if it:

  • Is older than 5 years. The average lifespan of a garburator is 5 years. If your garburator is approaching that age, expect to start seeing more repairs.
  • Clogs frequently. If you're properly caring for your garburator and it still clogs often, it might be time to replace it. That could mean you need a bigger unit that can handle your disposal needs.
  • Needs resetting often. If you find yourself frequently hitting the reset button, your garburator either needs rewiring or is on its way out.
  • Has a serious leak. Over time, water may leak where your garburator connects to the rest of your plumbing. More often than not, by the time you notice the leak, the unit is beyond repair.
  • Has stubborn odors. If you've tried to deodorize your garburator and the smells won't go away, they could be trapped in drain lines or unit itself.

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