Garbage disposals are one of the most commonly misused appliances in a home. They are designed to handle light food residue, and can easily become clogged when overwhelmed with excessive food waste. This will clog the kitchen sink drain and will result in a sink that will not drain or that drains slowly. If your garbage disposal is clogged or broken, we offer garbage disposal repair and replacement services for all types and brands of disposals. We can also sell and install new garbage disposals as well. To request a quote for our garbage disposal repair or replacement services, please contact our office today.
• Our Professional Garbage Disposal Services in Texas & Florida
Trusting our plumbers with your garbage disposal repair, replacement, and installation services is an excellent choice as we are able to offer professional and expert advice and service. Our professional service will ensure that your garbage disposal is working properly, while our advice can help you to select the best garbage disposal for your needs.
• Garbage Disposal Repair
We offer professional garbage disposal repair services for both commercial and residential clients. If your garbage disposal has become clogged or has simply stopped working, we can diagnose the problem and offer a repair solution to return your garbage disposal to proper working order. To request a quote for garbage disposal repair or unclogging services, please contact our office today.
• Garbage Disposal Installation and Replacement
Our professional plumbers sell and install a variety of styles of garbage disposals from leading manufactures. This includes ½, ¾ and 1 horsepower garbage disposals. When you are buying a garbage disposal, we will provide our expert advice in order to help you select the best garbage disposal for your needs. When selecting the best garbage disposal, you will have an option to choice between many different models, styles, and brands. Additionally, you will need to select a garbage disposal with the appropriate horsepower for your needs. Typically, a ½ horsepower garbage disposal is recommended only for small households. For larger households with frequent meal preparation and large amounts of food waste, a larger unit is recommended. Larger garbage disposals can handle more food waste as well as difficult to grind items including fibrous materials and bones. Choosing the right size garbage disposal will help ensure that your disposal works properly.
Removal of old faucet, cleaning out the surface as good as possible and installation of the new fixture with the new water supply lines. Angle stop replacement is also available. Testing for proper operation and walk-through with the home owner. Faucet installation takes about an hour.
• Factors to Consider
Whether you’re replacing an old faucet, or installing a new one, you’ll need to consider about an hour.
Mounting Options – Deckplate, non-deckplate and wall-mount Features and Functions – Handles, sprayers and spouts Finish – Tones, features and décor coordination
• Features and Functions
Once you know the number of holes your faucet requires and which mounting option you prefer, you’re ready to consider handle, sprayer and spout options.
• Handles – Kitchen faucets have one or two handles
Single-Handle – Faucets can be attached to the faucet base or stand-alone and require one or two sink holes. Many models come with a mounting plate to cover up to three unused holes and are ADA compliant for people with disabilities. A side sprayer can be integrated in the main faucet desk or as part of the faucet spout. Double-Handle – Faucets have separate handles for hot and cold water and require three sink holes. The handles may be integrated with a deckplate or mounted separately. The sprayer is typically separate from the faucet head.
Sprayers may be located on the faucet spout or to the side. Some faucets incorporate pull-out or pull-down spray heads into the spout that allow you to direct water wherever you choose, providing added convenience and versatility for cooking and cleaning.
Pull-Out – Sprayers have faucet spouts that are curved or angled, allowing the head to be pulled out and extended. They are available for single-handle faucets and useful for washing dishes and vegetables and rinsing the sink. Some units offer an additional spray and/or pause function located within the main faucet head. Pull-Down – Sprayers have faucet spouts that riser into high arc, allowing the head to be pulled down into the sink. They are available for single – or double – handle faucets and allow more space and flexibility in the sink. The pull-down feature often includes a spray and/or pause function. Side – Sprayers mount to the side of the faucet and require a separate hole in the sink or countertop. They water flow to hard-to-reach areas and make cleaning large pots or preparing food easier and retract when not in use. Side sprayers can often be matched with existing faucet.
Kitchen faucets come in a variety of spout styles and heights. The type of sink you have may limit some of your options, but generally this isn’t an issue. Select a faucet with a spout that reaches as close to the center of the sink as possible. Average sized sinks require 8″-10″ spout while larger sinks with multiple bowls may require 12″-14″ spout.
Standard – spouts are commonly 3″-5″ high above the plane of the sink High-Arc – spouts, also known as Gooseneck spouts, are commonly 8″-10″ high above the plane of the sink. They add elegant style, provide more work room and increase range by rotating as much as 180 degrees.
The finish is the surface coating on the spout and handles. Consider a finish that compliments your kitchen’s theme and coordinated with décor, lighting and appliances. Many manufacturers have special processes that make their finishes highly durable and resistant to abrasion and discoloration. Many also provide lifetime guarantees that protect the faucet against tarnish, so look for a finish backed by a strong warranty. In the samples of popular finishes below, color representations should only be used as guide and may not be shown in their try quality due to differences in color monitors.
Chrome – may have a polished, brushed or matte finish. Durable, economical and easy to clean, it resists oxidation but does show water marks more than some other finishes. Stainless Steel – may have a polished, brushed or matte finish. Durable, economical and easy to clean, it resists oxidation by does show water marks more than some other finishes. Nickel – may have brushed or satin look and is stylish, durable and easy to clean. Look for units with a titanium finish to better resist scratching and tarnish. Mixed Colors – and metallic tones can be matched to your bathroom’s color scheme. Striking combinations include satin nickel and polished brass, brushed nickel and polished chrome, satin nickel and white, and more. Brass – may have high gloss, satin or antique finish and is ideal for traditional décor. Faucets with a lifetime finishes resist damage and wear. Bronze – compliments neutral color palettes and is a popular choice for a rustic look. It may have a polished, brushed or darker oil-rubbed look with highlights and resists scratches, tarnishing and corrosion. Solid Color – finishes may be epoxy or baked-on enamel and clean easily. Popular options include white, black, and ivory.
The Reverse Osmosis (RO) is an appliance consisting of filter set (2-4), storage tank and a faucet. The filter set and the storage tank are placed in the cabinet underneath the kitchen sink as the faucet goes on top of the sink, which might involve re-arrangement of the main faucet, soap dispenser or the dishwasher air gap to free a hole for the RO faucet or cutting a new one might be needed. As a result of the operation, the purified water goes into the storage tank as the dirty water is being dumped in the drain.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane. This membrane-technology is not properly a filtration method. In RO, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property that is driven by chemical potential, a thermodynamic parameter. RO can remove many types of molecules and ions from solutions and is used to both industrial processes and in producing portable water. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the pure solvent is allowed to pas to the other side. To be “selective,” this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as the solvent) to pass freely.
In the normal osmosis process, the solvent naturally moves from an area of low solute concentration (High Water Potential), through a membrane, to an area of high solute concentration (Low Water Potential). The movement of a pure solvent is driven to reduce the energy of the system by equalizing solute concentrations on each side of a membrane, generating osmotic pressure. Applying an external pressure to reverse the natural flow of pure solvent, thus, is reverse osmosis. The process is similar to other membrane technology applications. However, there are key differences between reverse osmosis and filtration. The predominant removal mechanism in membrane filtration is straining, or size exclusion, so the process can theoretically achieve perfect exclusion of particles regardless of operational parameters such as influent pressure and concentration. Moreover, reverse osmosis involves a diffusive mechanism so that separation efficiency is dependent on solute concentration, pressure, and water flux rate. Reverse osmosis is most commonly known for its use in drinking water purification from seawater, removing the salt and other effluent materials from the water molecules.
We will install/replace almost all drop in (self-rimming) kitchen sinks. We recommend that since you are already getting a new sink install, to also get new faucet, garbage disposal, basket strainers and all other accessories that go along. We can also help you reconnect your kitchen sink’s plumbing, if you already got the sink installed with new counter tops.
• Lavatory Sink Installation
We install/replace almost all drop in (self-rimming) lavatory sinks. We recommend that since you are already getting a new sink install, to also get a new faucet and all other accessories that go along. We can also help you reconnect your lavatory sink’s plumbing, if you already got the sink installed with new counter tops.
If you have had problems with a toilet that often clogs, runs, leaks, or lacks flushing power our toilet and replacement services can help. Our professional plumbers have the knowledge and experience to repair a variety of common toilet problems. We can also install new toilets including new low flow and high-efficiency toilets to replace old toilets as well.
To learn more about our toilet repair and installation services or for your free quote for a toilet repair or installation project, please contact our plumbers today. As an experienced plumbing company serving clients throughout Houston we can provide you with an accurate quote for any service.
• Toilet Repair
Our professional plumbers offer toilet repair services to clear stubborn clogs, repair leaks, and replace broken and worn parts. With our toilet repairs services, we can resolve any plumbing issues in order to have any toilet working like new.
• Clogged Toilet Repair
Most homeowners and individuals will experience a clogged toilet drain at least once in their life. A clogged toilet can be messy, inconvenient and annoying to deal with. When a toilet is completely clogged, it will not flush or drain. Additionally, toilets that require frequent plunging or have a weak flushing power may also have a minor clog as well. Some of the possible causes for a clogged toilet include a build-up of toilet paper or the flushing of improper items including cotton balls, cat litter, and toys. Toilets can also become clogged because of calcite and other minerals that build up over time. If your toilet is clogged completely or partially, our plumbers can offer toilet repair services to clear stubborn clogs that you are unable to resolve on your own. For an estimate for your toilet repair services, please contact our office today.
• Running Toilet Repair
Toilets that leak or run often can waste significant amounts of water, which can add up to a substantial cost. If you hear water running in your toilet for extended periods after a flush or hear water running at random times, your toilet most likely has some kind of leak that is in need for repair. With our toilet repair services, we can diagnose the problem that is causing your problems. WE can then perform the necessary repairs and part replacements in order to resolve any leaking or running toilet problems. For most repairs, our plumber will have the required parts on hand in order to perform your toilet repair service quickly and correctly.
• New Toilet Installation
In addition to toilet repair services, we can also perform any toilet installation or replacement service quickly in as little as several hours for some clients. With our toilet replacement and installation services, we can install low-flow or high-efficiency toilets to replace old toilets or install new toilets during construction or renovation projects. We sell and install a variety of models and styles of toilets from a variety of manufactures, and our professionals will help you select the right toilet for your needs. To learn more about these services please contact our office today.
We specialize in Sewer Inspection, this is what we do. We investigate locate and diagnose your potential sewer problems. Our video camera head allows us to see inside the bends and runs of your sewer pipe. We either see a problem or see an intact line. Visible proof of clear sewer lines to a potential home buyer shows a sound investment.
• Pinpoint Location + Sewer Inspection
An additional service we provide is Pinpoint Location a service which helps to verify the complete pass of your side sewer line. A small transmitter located near the camera head itself makes it possible to pinpoint the location if necessary and the depth, marking the city service connection or allowing the problem area to be isolated for repair. In most cases this procedure to your pipe during the excavation. This service is free if requested and completed on the same day as the inspection.
• State-of-the-art Equipment:
We utilize state of the art digital equipment and software, which will identify and show you specifically what kind of problem, if any, is encountered, and, if requested, where it is located on the property.
A full digitatl report will be provided to you on the same day that services are performed. A video upload of the sewer line is provided when significant repair concerns are noted requiring excavation.
As you get a great bathroom sink or vanity set up for your bathroom renovation or new home, you’ll need a quality bathroom sink faucet to go along with everything you are trying to achieve.
With that in mind, you have to look carefully at how you’re going to install such a faucet.You need a quality bathroom sink faucet that adds a good look to bathroom design. A well-made faucet should be something that is properly designed and is also ready to stand out.A faucet set should be made with not only a good tap but also proper controls for hot and cold water. This is a look at some of the different kinds of bathroom faucets you can use today. These include many great options such as single-hole faucets, single handle faucets, faucets with spray heads, centerset faucets, and wall-mounted faucets, as well as the faucet finish such as a chrome finish, stainless steel, or satin nickel. They are sensible for a variety of bathrooms including your master bathroom. Some have a few more unique and noteworthy designs.
If you are experiencing a clogged drain, chances are you will notice the signs right away. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
Slow moving or standing water in your sink, shower or tub.
Problems flushing the toilet.
Little water refilling the toilet once it has been flushed.
Liquid drain cleaners have been a let-down, and it’s time to have the drains cleaned professionally to avoid pipe damage.
Worn garbage disposal blades, or a broken disposal unit, have contributed to a clogged kitchen sink.
There is an odor coming from your sink, shower drains, or laundry room.
• What Will We Do?
The professionals from Kintex Plumbing can use visual inspections to find the exact source of the problem, and then we can clean the pipes out to get the water flowing again. Sometimes, slow pipes are caused by tree roots or dirt that invades pipes in the yard. If this is the case, we can perform sewer line replacement to keep everything working.
We can also help you learn how to care for your plumbing to prevent slow drains in the future. For example, you should run the garbage disposal with cold water so that fats and oils are cut up in small, solid pieces. Also, you should never allow grease to go down your drains in solid or liquid form because it will solidify into a clog further down the line.