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Garburators Overview

What is a Garburator?

As Calgary Plumbers for almost 50 years, we have a lot of experience when it comes to garburator installations.

A garburator is a device that grinds food waste into small bits. It is installed in the kitchen drain, and its operation clears impurities from wastewater before it enters the sewage system.

It chops food scraps and any other similar items down to a pulp, which then fits through the drain hole for disposal of water and other organic waste materials.

A garburator can be either freestanding or built into a stove top sink where the water drains down to it from the kitchen sink.

The garbage disposal unit can also be effectively used as a garbage disposal or simply as an alternative to disposing of all organic products in landfills.

Garburator Calgary Consultation

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What are the Pros and Cons of Garburators?

Garburator Pros

The pros of a garburator are that they help to reduce the amount of water, electricity, and detergent that is needed for your dishes.

There are many benefits to owning a garburator, such as saving time and money. It also reduces the amount of waste that must go into landfills by eliminating organic products, which decompose faster than other wastes.

The garburator allows you to dispose of food waste quickly and hygienically. It reduces the need for plastic bags to store food waste before disposal in the garbage. It also reduces water usage because there is no need to run water to wash dishes before hand washing.

Garburator Cons

The cons are that they can be expensive to install and they can be hard to clean.

There are many factors that go into installing a garburator. Homeowners need to check with their local municipality before they can install one because some cities might have rules about what kind of plumbing is allowed in the home.

The installation process for this appliance really depends on the type of kitchen setup you have, but most typically it involves connecting the pipe from the sink drain underneath the sink, next to the hot water tank, through a hole in your flooring directly into your sewage system.

Garburators can create excess noise in your household, but this can be easily remedied by buying an effective soundproof liner.

Why should I use Instant Plumbing for my Garburator Installation?

If you’re looking for a reliable and professional company to install your garburator, look no further than Instant Plumbing & Heating.

We’ve been in business for over 50 years and have installed countless garburators in residential properties. We’re highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to garburator installation, so you can rest assured that your job will be done right the first time.

If you are not sure about which type of installation that you need but then please consult our Garburator installation specialists who can assist you by providing additional information on what type of installation is the best option.

How do I know if my Garburator needs replacing?

Many people are surprised to find out that they need to replace their garburator every few years.

This is because the blades are designed to break down food particles into smaller pieces. Over time, these blades will lose their sharpness.

Garburators work best when the blades are sharp, so if you notice your garburator is not performing as well as it once was, or if food seems to be getting stuck in it then it’s time to call a plumber for a replacement.

The early signs of needing a replacement include:

  • Sticking food in the drainpipe
  • Slow draining
  • Sticking foods on the blades
  • The gurgling sound of water being trapped

If you are experiencing any of these issues then a Garburator Replacement may be the best way forward.

Garburator FAQ

It’s easy! Simply pour the food waste into the hole at the bottom of your sink and turn on the cold water. Let it run for a few seconds then flip the switch to on (or use another button if you have one).

The blades will do their job and you’ll be able to dispose of your food waste easily!

As the unit starts to wear out, you’ll first notice that the sink will get blocked more often than it used to. This is because the garburator is not chopping the food as effectively as it once did. You might find yourself calling the plumber more often to unblock the line.

Unfortunately, a garburator is a concealed unit — it’s not possible to strip them down and replace the small parts that are involved within. Because they can’t be serviced, the only option is to replace the unit.

We install three different models of In-SinkErators, each with a different length of warranty: twelve-year, ten-year or eight-year. All three come with in-home warranty which doesn’t require any papers be sent away. Each model also features auto-reverse, which means that if anything gets stuck, the unit automatically reverses its rotation to prevent blockages. The units do differ in horsepower.


The Excel 1100 offers a 12-year warranty and breaks down large volumes of food waste smoothly and quietly. The Excel 1000 is very small and perfect for small kitchens, while still offering plenty of kick, and the basic Excel 800 offers an 8-year warranty along with the quality and the quiet, effective food waste disposal of the whole In-SinkErator Evolution series.


All models feature SoundSeal(R) technology for ultimate quiet and MultiGrind(R) Technology with three stages of grind, meaning you never need to wonder whether or not a certain food is appropriate to place in your garburator.

If your current, worn-out garburator is making your kitchen comparable to a helicopter landing pad, give us a call. We can bring your garburator up-to-date, restore quiet in your kitchen, and save your other fixtures from vibration damage.

As the unit starts to wear out, you’ll first notice that the sink will get blocked more often than it used to. This is because the garburator is not chopping the food as effectively as it once did. You might find yourself calling the plumber more often to unblock the line.


As time goes on, your garburator will start to sound as loud as a jet engine or produce a metallic grinding sound when you run it. The vibrations will become intense. At this stage of the game, the vibrations are actually strong enough that they can damage the sink by breaking the seal where it’s mounted into the countertop, or even cause ceiling damage below.

Garburator Calgary Reviews

When you invite a plumbing specialist into your home, it is important to know that the workman is a certified professional with the right accreditation.

Instant Plumbing & Heating has Garburator experts who are ready to help you, we also have awesome online reviews and have been BBB A+ Rated for over 30 years.


Bev O.

Very satisfied with their service. Came on time and confirmed before arrival.

Service required replacement of a 11 year old garburator. Options were fully explained and installation was done within the hour.

Another minor leak was found and fixed at the same time.


Jillian K.

Great service, professional, a job well done!

Very pleased with service for our garburator, new kitchen faucet. Highly recommend.


Swetha S.

We had a leaky drain pipe in the kitchen which had ruined the basement ceiling.

We called Instant Plumbing immediately as we had been very happy with their service when we had changed the garburator earlier . Anthony Garratt visited us the following day .

He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and efficient. We highly recommend Instant Plumbing –The best company ever.