Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Many homeowners will experience these kitchen plumbing problems.

If you’re like most families, you spend an exceptional amount of time in your kitchen. You probably make breakfast for yourself and kids before everyone heads out for the day and you certainly use it to cook dinner a few nights a week.

Not to mention washing all the dishes, filling the water bowl for your family’s favourite four-legged friend and numerous other functions. The bottom line is having your kitchen in working order is a necessity and you probably can’t function without it.

The key to saving yourself money and heartache is identifying problem in the kitchen up front. With that in mind, we’ve come up with our list of top plumbing problems in the kitchen to address before you find yourself swimming upstream.

Clogged Drains

We are all guilty of putting things down the drain that don’t belong. From coffee grounds to pasta, these contents build up in your pipes over time and clogs need to be addressed right away. If you find yourself with a drain that seems to be clogged, you can try to resolve the issue with a hand-crank snake.

We highly discourage the use of anti-clogging chemicals like Drano as they corrode pipes and can lead to much more significant problems down the road. If you’re unable to clog a drain, it’s best to call a Pro before the problem gets worse.

Low Water Pressure

When you turn on the faucet to do the dishes and find only a trickle of water coming out, there’s obviously something wrong. The first thing to do is check all the other taps in your house to see if the water pressure is low elsewhere. If this is the case, its likely that your issue stems from a problem with the municipal water source and will likely be resolved quickly.

Clogged Drain Lines

Even though your garbage disposal is there for a reason, if you’re not careful about how you use it you put yourself at risk clogging the drain lines that connect to your kitchen sink. Most people fail to use enough water when putting food down their garbage disposal. This can cause pipe drains to become clogged and render your garbage disposal effectively useless. Again, the problem might be able to resolved with a snake but we highly discourage the use of corrosive chemicals.

Having a fully functioning kitchen in your home is priceless. The kitchen is where you prepare meals, clean and entertain. While having your dream backsplash and cutting-edge appliances is great, they don’t mean anything if your plumbing doesn’t function the way it should. In order to save yourself money and frustration, it’s importance that you pay attention to any problems that arise and quickly address them to avoid disaster. If you find yourself with issues in the kitchen that you can’t resolve on your own, a call us today.

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