Birmingham Kitchen Plumbing Services
If you’re experiencing issues with your kitchen plumbing, call on the experts at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for fast, quality repairs. We’re experienced in all kinds of kitchen plumbing, including:
- Garbage Disposals
- And More!
The top kitchen plumbing repairs we handle are your faucets and garbage disposals. The faucet fixtures in your kitchen help to create the look that you want in your home.
However, over time parts wear out and leaky faucets develop. Since any replacement in your home can be expensive, it makes sense to repair your faucets when you can. Your garbage disposal is easily one of the most useful appliances in your kitchen if not your entire home. Garbage disposals make cleanup easier and faster — when something goes wrong, you’ll quickly notice how much it complicates your day.
Let Skelton’s handle your kitchen repairs and return the hub of your home to a welcoming place you can gather with friends and family!
Garbage Disposal Installation And Repair
If you don’t have a garbage disposal, anyone you ask will tell you that it’s a must-have appliance. Skelton’s can give you a quote on garbage disposal installation and walk you through the process so you can start reaping the benefits of cleaning with a disposal system on your side as fast as possible.
If your current garbage disposal is experiencing problems, count on our plumbers to perform fast, quality repairs that get your disposal back up and running in no time. We’ll also be able to let you know if your disposal needs to be replaced and start the replacement process as quickly as we can.
Signs Your Garbage Disposal Needs Repairs
While a full appliance breakdown is virtually impossible to miss, your garbage disposal will typically show signs that it needs to be repaired long before then. Keep a lookout for these symptoms of a problem with your garbage disposal:
- Only humming when on
- Foul smells
- Water backing up
- Water won’t drain even after it runs
Because you use your garbage disposal on a daily basis, you’re attuned to its normal functions. You’ll notice when something is off — whether the garbage disposal is clogged or just isn’t running like it’s supposed to. Call the team at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing if you suspect a problem with your disposal system.
What Can You Put Down A Garbage Disposal?
Although garbage disposals are a convenient way to get rid of food scraps quickly, they aren’t a catchall for all of the waste in your kitchen. Inadvertently sending things that shouldn’t go down the garbage disposal down the drain is one of the leading causes of a garbage disposal not working properly. So what can go down a garbage disposal?
You should only put food waste down your disposal, but there are certain things you should never put down your garbage disposal, including:
- Coffee grounds
- Pasta, rice and bread
- Egg and shellfish shells
- Animal bones
- Nuts, pits and seeds
- Onion layers (not diced onions)
- Stringy, fibrous fruits and vegetables (celery, corn husks, banana peels, etc.)
- Potato peels
- Grease, oil and fat
- Non-food items
If you’re not sure whether an item can go down the disposal, it’s just as easy to err on the side of caution and throw it away in a trash can. You can also refer to the list above to remind yourself what’s safe and what’s not. Simply understanding what can and can’t go down to your disposal can save you the hassle and expense of repairs in the future.
If you need to replace a broken faucet or simply wish to update the look of your kitchen, Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing makes faucet replacement easy. We can even install a faucet that you’ve purchased on your own!
First of all, you may not know when your faucet needs repair. These are several of the most common faucet problems in Birmingham that indicate a repair is needed:
Water Pressure – If your water pressure is low coming from your faucet, it can be difficult to get full use out of it. One common solution to this problem is to clean the aerator.
The aerator is just a fancy word for the tip of your sink faucet. It usually can be unscrewed and inspected for clogs or buildup. If you do see a blockage, a toothbrush and some vinegar might clear it right up. If it doesn’t, you may need to call a plumber.
Water Temperature – Sometimes hot water fails to reach your sink, posing a health risk if you can’t wash or cleanse dishes with water that will kill bacteria. The first suspect to rule out should be your water heater.
If your water heater is functioning normally to bring hot water to other areas of your home, you should call a plumber. They will be able to identify which parts in your plumbing system have failed to deliver hot water.
Water Quality – It is possible for rust to form on the inside or outside of your faucet. The metal faucet is exposed to both moisture and oxygen, causing this reaction. If this happens, rust can easily make its way into your water.
If you notice rust on the outside of your faucet or discolored water coming out of it, avoid this health risk and contact a plumber to either repair or replace your faucet.
Leaks – If your faucet is leaking, one of the most common sources is a worn-out O-ring. O-rings are used in the base of your faucet where the metal connects with the water pipes. If any of these O-rings wear out, a leak can occur.
While leaks can be fixed by homeowners, if you’re uncomfortable with identifying or replacing the broken part, contact a plumber. They can worry about fixing the leak so you don’t have to!
Why Choose Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing?
For over 20 years, Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been providing high-quality workmanship and superior customer service to every customer. We’re locally owned and operated in Birmingham, which means we’re a part of the community. We treat every customer like family because we’re your neighbors, and we believe you deserve the best service we have to offer. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our plumbing services — if not, we promise to come back and make it right.
Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides the kitchen plumbing installations and repairs Birmingham residents count on to keep their kitchens running smoothly. Contact us today for more information or to begin a service request.