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Expert Kitchen Plumbing Installation & Replacement

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Kitchen & Plumbing Installation & Replacement

Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing is here to save the day with our kitchen plumbing installation expertise.

Our plumbers are certified in a wide range of repair and installation services, and we’ll always assess your plumbing needs and provide upfront pricing before any work is done. You’ll never pay more than you’re quoted for a garbage disposal or dishwasher installation, guaranteed!

The Mainstream Difference

Why Spokane Homeowners Choose Mainstream

Welcome to Mainstream – your one-stop solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Here’s why you should trust us with your home services:

Flexible Scheduling

We respect your time and prioritize efficient communication. We ensure minimal wait times for our technicians, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home. Expect a call before our technician arrives, giving you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly.

Transparent Pricing

No surprises, no hidden costs. Our upfront pricing provides competitive quotes tailored to your specific service requirements. You'll receive a detailed breakdown of the work involved, ensuring transparency and total peace of mind.

Expert Technicians

Our friendly, skilled technicians are experts in electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing services. With state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we guarantee precise, code-compliant work. Your home will be left spotless, reflecting our commitment to cleanliness and professionalism.

GARBAGE DISPOSAL EXPERTS

We Got It, Including the Kitchen Sink

When it comes to garbage disposal repairs and installations, our expert plumbers are the perfect choice. Whether you’re dealing with a stubborn jam, strange noises, or a complete breakdown, we guarantee a quick fix. Not only that, but we also provide top-notch products and unmatched repair services, ensuring that you receive the best. Your kitchen deserves nothing less than excellence, and that’s precisely what we deliver—reliable solutions with a strong commitment to quality. Trust us to restore your garbage disposal to full functionality and ensure a smoothly running kitchen.

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Garbage Disposals

Seamless Kitchen Functionality Guaranteed

Discover superior garbage disposal repair and replacement services designed for homeowners in the Spokane area. From jammed disposals to worn-out blades, our expert technicians swiftly address issues to keep your kitchen functioning seamlessly. Whether it’s a faulty motor or a clogged unit, trust us to provide efficient solutions tailored to your needs. With our dedication to quality and expertise, we ensure your disposal operates at peak performance. Say goodbye to kitchen headaches caused by malfunctioning disposals and hello to hassle-free solutions with our reliable team at your service.

Dishwasher Installation

Expert Solutions for Every Cycle

Mainstream excels in providing top-tier dishwasher repair services, ensuring your appliance performs efficiently and your kitchen runs smoothly. Our team of professional technicians can troubleshoot and resolve any dishwasher problem you might face, from persistent leaks and drainage issues to electrical malfunctions and suboptimal cleaning performance. Recognizing the pivotal role of a fully operational dishwasher in your household, we commit to delivering swift and dependable repairs, minimizing disruptions to your daily life.

Additionally, for those contemplating a kitchen upgrade with a new dishwasher, our expert installation services guarantee a seamless fit into your kitchen’s existing layout, plumbing, and electrical configurations. Choose Mainstream for unparalleled dishwasher repair and installation services, where excellence in service and customer satisfaction is always our main course.

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Our comprehensive plumbing services ensure your entire home plumbing system functions flawlessly. Explore how we can enhance your home’s plumbing infrastructure with a range of expert services designed for efficiency and reliability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding whether to repair or replace your dishwasher depends on several key factors:

  1. Age of the Dishwasher: The lifespan of a dishwasher can vary significantly. A budget model around $200 may not last as long as a premium model priced over $1,000. Consider the age of your unit; if it’s nearing the end of its expected lifespan, replacement might be more cost-effective.
  2. Cost of Repair: Evaluate the repair cost in relation to the price of a new dishwasher. If a repair costs 25% or more of the price of a similar new model, it might not be worth repairing. For instance, if a new dishwasher costs $500 and the repair is $125 or more, you might lean towards replacement.
  3. Frequency of Repairs: If your dishwasher has required multiple repairs in the past year, adding up those costs can help determine if it’s time to replace it. If the total repair costs meet or exceed one-fourth the price of a new unit, consider buying a new one.
  4. Comparing Repair Costs: If the dishwasher is relatively new (a few years old) and the repair cost is less than half the price of a new one, repairing it could be the smarter financial decision. However, if the repair cost exceeds half the replacement cost, especially if the dishwasher is approaching or beyond 7 to 10 years of use, replacing it might be more prudent.

Remember, most appliances come with a first-year warranty that might cover early issues. While a malfunctioning dishwasher isn’t as critical as a broken fridge, it’s still an inconvenience. Assessing whether to repair or replace involves balancing the frustration of ongoing issues against the cost and benefits of a new appliance.

If you’re faced with this decision and need expert advice, Mainstream is here to help. We can assess your current dishwasher’s condition, provide a detailed repair quote, and guide you through selecting a new model if replacement is the best route.

Let Mainstream help you make an informed decision that ensures your kitchen remains functional and hassle-free.

Determining whether your dishwasher needs repair or replacement can be guided by several key signs of malfunction or inefficiency. Here’s what to watch for:

  1. Food Particles Remain: If your dishwasher consistently leaves food particles on plates, it may indicate issues with the spray arms or a clogged filter.
  2. Cloudy Glassware: Glasses coming out clean but cloudy often points to hard water deposits or a need for rinse aid.
  3. Door Latch Issues: A door that won’t latch properly could be a simple fix or a sign of alignment problems requiring professional attention.
  4. Dishes Aren’t Dry: Inadequate drying suggests a malfunction in the dishwasher’s heating element or venting system.
  5. Standing Water: Water remaining in the dishwasher post-cycle indicates drainage problems, possibly due to blockages or pump issues.
  6. Cold Dishes: Dishes that are cold immediately after a cycle may mean the heating element isn’t working correctly, affecting both washing and drying phases.

When faced with these issues, Mainstream is here to help diagnose and resolve your dishwasher dilemmas. Our team can assess whether a repair will suffice or if a replacement is the more cost-effective and practical solution for your needs. Trust Mainstream to provide expert advice and service, ensuring your dishwasher functions efficiently and effectively.

Your garbage disposal is an essential kitchen appliance, and any changes in its performance can indicate a need for repair or even replacement.

Here are some key signs to watch out for:

  1. Unusual Noises: If your garbage disposal starts making unfamiliar grinding, humming, or rattling noises, it could indicate something is stuck, or parts are wearing out.
  2. Slow Draining: A disposal that drains slowly despite clear pathways may have internal issues needing professional attention.
  3. Frequent Clogs: While occasional clogs can happen, frequent clogging could suggest a problem with the disposal’s grinding ability.
  4. Electrical Issues: Tripping circuit breakers or the need for frequent resets can indicate electrical problems within the unit.
  5. Ineffectiveness: If your disposal struggles to break down food waste as efficiently as it used to, the blades may be dull or damaged.

If you notice any of these issues with your garbage disposal, it’s time to consult the experts.

Mainstream has been diagnosing, repairing, and replacing garbage disposals since 2000. Our experienced team is ready to assess your disposal’s condition and recommend the best course of action. Schedule an appointment with Mainstream to ensure your garbage disposal returns to optimal working condition, contributing to a smoother and more hygienic kitchen environment.

Maintaining a clean garbage disposal is crucial for preventing odors, bacterial growth, and clogs.
How frequently it needs cleaning can vary based on how much and what types of food waste you dispose of.
At Mainstream, we suggest cleaning your garbage disposal at least once a week by implementing one or more of the following strategies:

  1. Post-Use Flush: After each use, run cold water through the disposal for a few seconds to flush away debris.
  2. Moderate Food Waste: Avoid overloading the disposal with large amounts of food waste at once.
  3. Natural Cleaning Solution: Use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar for a safe and effective clean.
    • Pour about half a cup of baking soda into the disposal.
    • Follow with a cup of white vinegar.
    • Allow the mixture to fizz and sit for a few minutes to break down residue.
    • Flush the disposal with hot water while running it.
  4. Ice Cubes and Citrus Peels: This method helps clean the blades and freshen up the unit.
    • Drop a few ice cubes and citrus peels (lemon, lime, or orange) into the disposal.
    • Run the disposal with cold water to clean the blades and eliminate odors.

Regular cleaning ensures your garbage disposal operates efficiently and maintains a clean, odor-free kitchen environment.

Should you encounter issues that these tips don’t resolve, or if you require professional assistance, Mainstream is ready to help. Contact us today for prompt and expert service, ensuring your garbage disposal and the rest of your plumbing system are in optimal condition.

Absolutely! Mainstream is equipped to handle any issues you’re facing with your garbage disposal. Whether it’s making strange noises, causing clogs, or simply refusing to turn on, our team has the expertise to diagnose and repair the problem quickly and affordably. We specialize in fixing garbage disposals and insinkerators, ensuring they operate smoothly again.

Don’t let a malfunctioning garbage disposal disrupt your kitchen routine. Schedule an appointment with Mainstream now. Our professional technicians will provide quick and reliable repairs in your home. We’re committed to restoring the convenience and functionality of your kitchen appliances on your schedule, ensuring you can enjoy your home all year long.

Typically, a straightforward drain replacement can take around 1 to 2 hours to complete. Replacing the kitchen sink drain may be a feasible DIY project for those with a bit of home improvement experience. This duration can vary based on your familiarity with plumbing, the complexity of your sink’s plumbing configuration, and any unforeseen complications that arise during the process. If you’re new to plumbing projects, it’s wise to give yourself additional time and follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely.

However, if you’re hesitant or encounter difficulties, Mainstream is here to help. Our team of expert plumbers has extensive experience with a wide range of kitchen plumbing services, including unclogging, repairing, and replacing kitchen sinks and drains.

Contact Mainstream for professional, efficient service, ensuring your kitchen plumbing needs are met with the highest standards of quality and care. Our experts are standing by to help.

Dealing with frozen pipes requires caution to avoid damage. Here’s how to safely thaw them and prevent freezing in the future:

Thawing Frozen Pipes Safely:

  1. Identify Frozen Sections: Check for areas where water trickles or doesn’t flow at all. This indicates a likely freeze point.
  2. Open Faucets: Open both hot and cold faucets slightly. This relieves pressure and allows melted water to escape.
  3. Apply Heat: Use a hair dryer, heat lamp, or electric heating pad to apply gentle heat to the frozen section, starting from the faucet end and moving toward the blockage.
  4. Use Hot Towels: Wrap towels soaked in hot water around the pipe as an alternative to direct heating.
  5. Avoid Open Flames: Never use a torch or open flame to thaw pipes, as this poses a significant fire risk.
  6. Professional Help: If unable to thaw the pipe or if it bursts, contact a professional plumber immediately.

Preventing Frozen Kitchen Pipes:

  1. Insulate Pipes: Use pipe insulation on pipes in unheated areas such as basements or garages.
  2. Keep Cabinet Doors Open: Allow warm air to circulate around under-sink pipes by leaving cabinet doors open.
  3. Let Faucets Drip: A slight drip can prevent water from freezing by keeping it moving.
  4. Seal Cracks and Gaps: Block cold air entry by sealing openings near kitchen pipes.
  5. Maintain Warm Temperatures: Keep your home heated consistently, even when you’re not there, to protect pipes.
  6. Insulate Key Areas: Ensure attics and crawl spaces are well insulated to maintain warmer temperatures in areas near pipes.
  7. Outdoor Hoses: Disconnect, drain, and store outdoor hoses. Shut off and drain supply lines to outdoor faucets.
  8. Use Heat Tape: For especially vulnerable pipes, consider installing heat tape or cables with thermostat control, following the manufacturer’s safety guidelines.

Mainstream is here to help with both thawing frozen pipes and implementing measures to prevent freezing. Contact us now for professional assistance to safeguard your home’s plumbing against winter’s chill.

A foul odor emanating from your kitchen sink drain is not just unpleasant but also a sign that action is needed. Often, this issue stems from accumulated food particles, grease, and bacteria in the drain. To tackle this problem and freshen up your sink, try these straightforward solutions:

  1. Boiling Water: Pouring boiling water down the drain can help dissolve and dislodge the buildup causing the smell.
  2. Baking Soda and Vinegar: A mixture of baking soda and vinegar acts as a natural cleaner, breaking down residue and neutralizing odors.
  3. Citrus Peels: Placing orange or lemon peels into the garbage disposal and running it can leave behind a fresh, citrusy scent.

Prevention is key to ensuring your kitchen sink remains odor-free. Avoid disposing of grease and food scraps down the drain and use a sink strainer to catch debris. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your sink and garbage disposal are essential for keeping odors at bay.

Should the foul odor persist despite these measures, it may point to a deeper plumbing issue. In such cases, Mainstream is at your service. Our experienced technicians can diagnose and resolve any underlying problems, ensuring your kitchen remains fresh and welcoming. Don’t let unpleasant smells linger in your kitchen—contact Mainstream for expert assistance and comprehensive solutions.

Mainstream is your go-to solution for all kitchen plumbing needs in the Spokane and Northern Idaho areas. Our team of experienced plumbers is equipped to handle a wide range of kitchen plumbing tasks, ensuring your kitchen remains fully functional and efficient. Our comprehensive kitchen plumbing services include:

  • Leak Detection: Expertly locating and repairing leaks in kitchen faucets, under-sink pipes, and other crucial water supply lines.
  • Clogged Drain Clearing: Efficiently clearing blockages in kitchen sink drains, garbage disposals, and dishwasher drains to maintain smooth water flow.
  • Faucet Repair and Installation: Whether it’s fixing a persistent drip or addressing low water pressure, we specialize in repairing and installing kitchen faucets of all types.
  • Garbage Disposal Services: From repairing and replacing to new installations, our technicians ensure your garbage disposal works flawlessly.
  • Dishwasher Replacements: Troubleshooting dishwasher problems and installing new units to keep your kitchen running smoothly.
  • Water Heater Services: Ensuring your kitchen has a reliable hot water supply through comprehensive water heater repairs and installations.
  • Drain Cleaning: Conducting thorough cleaning of kitchen drains to prevent future clogs and ensure optimal drainage.
  • Gas Line Services: Providing expert services for gas lines, including installations, repairs, or replacements, whether for indoor kitchens or enhancing your outdoor cooking space.

Mainstream is dedicated to delivering top-quality kitchen plumbing services to our customers. If you’re facing any kitchen plumbing issues or looking to upgrade your appliances and fixtures, contact us for unparalleled service and expertise.

In Washington, the winters can be harsh, bringing the risk of frozen outdoor spigots. To protect your spigots during the cold months, consider these preventative measures:

  1. Install Freeze-Proof Faucets: These are designed to prevent water from freezing inside the spigot, reducing the risk of burst pipes.
  2. Insulate Outdoor Faucets: Insulation can keep the cold air away from your spigots.
  3. Disconnect Hoses: Water left in hoses can freeze and expand, causing connected spigots to freeze and break.
  4. Install Frost-Free Hose Bibs: These are specifically designed to prevent freezing by shutting off the water flow within the heated space of your home.
  5. Use Outdoor Faucet Covers: These inexpensive covers provide additional insulation against the cold.
  6. Drain Water Lines: Removing all water from the lines prevents freezing.
  7. Install Heat Tape: Heat tape around pipes can keep them warm enough to prevent freezing.
  8. Close Interior Shut-Off Valves: Shutting off the water supply to outdoor faucets from inside the home can prevent freezing.
  9. Seal Gaps and Cracks: Sealing any openings in your home’s exterior can keep cold air away from pipes and spigots.
  10. Use Faucet Insulation Covers: Similar to outdoor faucet covers, these provide a barrier against the cold.
  11. Keep Garage Doors Closed: If your outdoor spigots are located near or in a garage, keeping the garage doors closed can help maintain a warmer environment around the pipes.

Mainstream is dedicated to helping Spokane residents winterize their homes, ensuring that your outdoor spigots and plumbing are prepared for the winter chill and the summer heat every year. If you’re unsure about how to protect your outdoor plumbing or need professional assistance, Mainstream is here to help with all your plumbing needs.

Replacing a faucet can be a manageable DIY project for those comfortable with basic home improvement tasks. To aid in this process, we’ve crafted a straightforward 6-Step Guide on faucet installation, accessible here. Before starting, ensure you have all necessary tools, such as plumber’s tape and a wrench. The process involves shutting off the water supply, removing the old faucet, cleaning the mounting area, and then installing the new faucet according to the manufacturer’s instructions. After connecting the supply lines, turn the water back on to test for leaks.

While many homeowners successfully complete this task, it’s important to assess your comfort level and the condition of your existing plumbing. If you’re unsure or if any complications arise—particularly with older or damaged plumbing connections—seeking professional assistance from Mainstream is recommended. Our experienced plumbers ensure a seamless and secure installation, giving you peace of mind and saving you from potential issues down the line. For those in the Spokane and Northern Idaho areas, Mainstream is here to help with all your faucet needs, from DIY guidance to full-service installation and repairs.

Absolutely! With over two decades of expertise, Mainstream’s team of professional plumbers excels in repairing, installing, and replacing a wide variety of faucets and spigots across Spokane, WA. Beyond merely installing new spigots, we guarantee their seamless integration with your existing irrigation system, enhancing your gardening efforts while reducing yardwork. Our proficiency extends indoors as well, where we adeptly address repairs for any faucet type and facilitate the installation of new water lines, spray heads, and bidets. If your home features it and it involves pipes, rest assured, Mainstream’s skilled plumbers have you covered.

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Kitchen Plumbing Emergencies in Spokane & Northern Idaho? Mainstream is Your 24/7 Solution

A burst pipe under your kitchen sink or a malfunctioning dishwasher can quickly turn from a minor inconvenience to a significant crisis. Don’t let plumbing issues derail your day—Mainstream is here to provide fast, dependable service across Spokane, Washington, and Northern Idaho.

Common Culprits Behind Kitchen Plumbing Disasters

Kitchen plumbing is intricate, and various issues can arise:
  • Leaky Faucets: Often caused by worn-out washers, O-rings, or cartridges, these leaks waste water and increase your bills. Neglecting a leaky faucet can also lead to mineral buildup and corrosion, exacerbating the issue over time.
  • Clogged Drains: Kitchen sinks frequently clog due to food scraps, grease, and soap scum, leading to slow drainage, foul odors, and potential backups. Regular drain maintenance is crucial to prevent these problems.
  • Garbage Disposal Malfunctions: Overloading the disposal, disposing of non-food items, or insufficient water flow can jam or break your unit, posing a safety risk.
  • Dishwasher Leaks: Faulty door seals, worn-out hoses, or clogged drain lines can cause leaks that damage your flooring and cabinets, leading to expensive repairs.
  • Water Line Leaks: Undetected leaks in the water lines to your kitchen sink and appliances can cause water damage, mold growth, and structural issues if not addressed.
  • Hard Water Issues: Known for its hard water, the Spokane region’s high mineral content can accumulate in your pipes and fixtures, reducing water flow and causing premature appliance failures. Regular maintenance and water softening solutions are essential.
  • Old or Damaged Pipes: Older homes with outdated plumbing materials, like galvanized steel pipes, are prone to corrosion and leaks. Even newer homes can have pipe damage from tree roots, shifting soil, or improper installation. Regular inspections and timely repairs can prevent serious problems.

Why DIY Plumbing Can Be a Recipe for Disaster

The Internet is rife with DIY plumbing advice, but kitchen plumbing systems are complex, and improper DIY repairs can often worsen problems. Mistakes like poorly installed fixtures or loose connections can lead to leaks, water damage, and even hazards like electrical shocks.

Trust Mainstream for Expert Kitchen Plumbing Solutions

Choosing Mainstream means getting more than just a quick fix—you receive a comprehensive solution from seasoned professionals:
  • 24/7 Emergency Service: We recognize that plumbing emergencies can occur at any time, which is why we provide around-the-clock service to address your urgent needs promptly.
  • Licensed and Insured Plumbers: Our team consists of fully licensed and insured technicians, ensuring that your repairs are handled professionally.
  • Upfront Pricing: We value honesty and transparency, offering clear, upfront pricing before we begin any work, so you’re never caught off guard.
  • Comprehensive Services: From repairs and replacements to new installations and preventative maintenance, we cover all aspects of kitchen plumbing.
  • Exclusive Maintenance Plans: Save money on your home maintenance across plumbing, electrical and HVAC with Mainstream’s Service Protection Plan.

Don’t Let a Dripping Faucet Turn into a Flood

When you need dependable kitchen plumbing services in Spokane, Washington, or Northern Idaho, turn to Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing. We handle everything from dishwashers to disposals and water lines, ensuring your kitchen is a place of comfort and efficiency. Contact us today and experience the reliability and professionalism that Mainstream brings to every job!

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