Garbage Disposal Repair

garbage disposal repairIf you suspect you need a garbage disposal repair or replacement service in your Tampa Bay home, do not make the (often costly and stressful) mistake of trying to handle it yourself.  DIY projects are great, but not when they can include serious damage and personal injury.

Garbage disposals have become one of the most necessary appliances for us to have in our homes; they are the type of machine you don’t truly recognize the value of until they stop working. Needing an immediate garbage disposal repair can be one of the most frustrating experiences at home because of the inconvenience and mess that typically accompanies their failure (sinks full of dirty, murky water, rotting food in your trash, unpleasant smells, etc.). Fortunately, we offer same day service so your garbage disposal can be repaired immediately.

This is how garbage disposals work: the motor powers the impellers to chop and grind food and waste against the shredder ring, and then is flushed by the waste line connector to the sewer system. Although they have been around since 1927, like most machines and appliances, disposals have become more efficient and powerful with time. Yours may be well beyond its predicted life and in need of repair or replacement.

Garbage Disposal Replacements

It is important you have a high-powered disposal, especially if you have a family. Replacements are often necessary when the appliance is outdated or has endured an excessive amount of wear and tear over the years. If it is able to turn on but is simply not working properly, you may be able to get away with a simple repair. Replacing or fixing a disposal requires a good amount of knowledge about the equipment and pieces, electrical wiring and intricate assembly procedures so it’s best to call a professional plumbing repair company to handle the job.

Signs You Need a Garbage Disposal Repair or Service

  • Inefficient sink draining
  • Humming sounds when powered on
  • Leakage
  • Clanking metal sounds when powered on
  • Foul odors
  • No sound or activity when turned on
  • Rusting and/or jamming

Choose Midway Services

Despite their frequent and aggressive use, disposals are sensitive when it comes to their repairs and replacements. For example, continually trying to adjust it to make it work can burn the motor out, which will necessitate a motor replacement. If you know you need a garbage disposal repair, your safest bet is to call the professionals at Midway Services to come to your Clearwater, St. Petersburg or Tampa Bay home for same-day service. We offer flat rate pricing, and maintenance programs.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

  • Although the disposal’s main function is, of course, to break down food, there are a number of items you shouldn’t put down there (contrary to popular belief) including: potato peels, egg shells, grease/oil, coffee grounds, seeds, and bones.
  • Also, remember that if you believe your drain is clogged, do not use store bought products! The chemicals can actually cause more damage. Continually putting these down your drain will eventually lead to clogging and other issues ultimately requiring a garbage disposal company to come repair your disposal.
  • Do not EVER stick your hand down the disposal (also called “the hopper”)!
  • If the disposal will not power on at all, it is most likely an electrical issue. You can try to reset it by pushing the (typically) red RESET button located on the bottom of it. If that does not work, you may want to check your electric panel for a circuit break.

With our flat-rate pricing, there are no hidden costs, and any additional expenses will be discussed with you so there are never any surprises.  We also offer one-hour emergency service during normal business hours when scheduling permits.

For Your Peace of Mind

garbage disposal repair | tampaAt Midway Services, we take your peace of mind very seriously.  We understand that by calling us, you are inviting a stranger into your home, and that can be a frightening proposition.

Before we hire a technician at Midway Services, he or she must pass a nationwide criminal background check and drug screening.

Midway service technicians arrive within their scheduled time, driving a Midway Services vehicle, dressed in a Midway Services uniform and sporting a Midway Services ID badge.  You can rest assured that we will leave our work areas neat and tidy and treat your home and furnishings as we would our own.

We are here to make life a little easier. How can we help you?


July 19th, 2017

"Midway services is great. I called in a panic because I thought I killed my garbage disposal. I called in the morning and by the afternoon we had Felix come out. He fixed our garbage disposal and leaky pipe. He was very knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly. He took great care not to make a mess. He wore boot covers as to not track in dirt. He made what I thought was going to be an awful experience a pleasant one. Not the cheapest but worth every penny! Thank you Suzanne (dispatch) Felix and Midway Services!"    

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- Wendy H.

July 20th, 2017

We needed our a/c serviced at 4am and Midway had someone out within the hour. He was friendly, informative, and thorough. Luckily it was a minor thing and we were very pleased with three service AND the cost..... so much so that we have contracted with Midway to service or a/c twice a year and our hot water heater once a year at a cost that is only a few dollars more annually than my Amazon prime account. So worth it!  

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- Lynda M.

January 14, 2017

"I have requested Shane as my tech and Midway has gone out of there way to make him available. Jeff has also been involved in resolving my A/C issues. Midway's techs, operators and senior officers have gone above the normal customer service regarding my A/C units. I own a large laundromat and have two large units that require scheduled maintenance and work. I am please with Midways service."

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- Central Laundry, St. Petersburg

November 16, 2016

"Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful!"

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- Bill S., Tampa

January 18, 2017

"Good day Midway Services I would like to tell you how very happy I am for your great service. Jeremy he is the best. He is very understanding and you can make a sure that he knows just what to do and how to do the job the right way and it is well done. And the clean up I was so happy to see how they cleaned up when the job was completed . I will be calling you for my next job very shortly. Thank You Midway Services."

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- Patricia E., Tampa

Had several bids to replace our entire HVAC system that crashed. Midway Services gave a great price and advice on the system we needed. Installed in 1-day and with extreme professionalism. We could not have been more satisfied. Their Techs were amazing and even cleaned the house before leaving. I was surprised that they did not even break for lunch so we got them pizza which they grabbed from time to time as they kept working. What a crew! Highly reccomend Midway and, in fact, we will be using them for the remodel of our bathroom and enlargement of our bedroom.

- Larry D, Pinellas Park

I have been using Midway Services for about 6 or 7 years. They have always been professional, responsive and good communicators. They respond quickly to needs of their customers every time. I have recommended them to several people. I give them an A+++

- Janet K, Clearwater

Midway Services is my call to outstanding work and professionalism by a staff highly trained to repair, remodel, replace and improve home ownership. After 26 years of owning and diligently caring for our home, it just began needing more assistance. A new hot water heater, toilets, tired bathrooms, hard water deposits, outlets that shut off, and the list went on. In the past seven months I have had the experience to work with Midway employees who have entered our home as professional members of a company they take pride in working for. Their work is outstanding. I can hardly wait for them to begin my kitchen remodel! I am proud to say Midway Services is a company I would highly recommend. Their customer satisfaction and work ethic is present every time a service person steps up to the door with Midway Services on that shirt.

- Barbara K., Seminole

Response was fast (~30min - 1hr) and honest technician.We'll definately be using them for any of our other service in the future.

- Jason R.

We had an emergency with our AC unit one evening and Midway Services sent out HVAC service Dom L. He was fantastic! He temporarily fixed the problem so our AC worked that night until the part came in a few days later. Dom sat with us and gave us all of our options with prices. He made us feel very comfortable in choosing the best option for us (even since our unit was a quite few years old.) He was very upfront and honest on our options and let us choose the best route for us. We appreciated his honesty. We had some water leaking a few days later and we requested Dom back and he fixed the leak and replaced all the new parts that came in. He worked very hard and cleaned over and beyond (it was more cleaning that he thought.) He even took our wet rugs (we had in our garage) out to dry! He went over and beyond. He was very knowledgeable, hard working, kind and explained everything to us thoroughly. We would highly recommend Midway Services to everyone. They are very reliable, hard working, honest and Dom was exceptional!

- Allen B.
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