Have you ever heard the popular saying, “the kitchen is the heart of the home”? If you’ve ever faced a major kitchen plumbing problem, you know how stressful it is to live without a functional kitchen faucet or garbage disposal. However, you can stop flooding and water damage before they happen.By taking care of your sink, drain, and other kitchen appliances, the heart of your home won’t be at risk of a stressful, potentially expensive plumbing issue.
Learn more about common kitchen plumbing problems and how to avoid them below. After you know how to prevent kitchen plumbing disasters, don’t forget to check out our commercial plumbing services and repairs page!
Leaky faucet begone!
A constantly dripping faucet is not only annoying—it can also potentially lead to a major flood.It’s not abnormal for faucets to start leaking after a few years of constant use. However, if you notice that your new kitchen faucet starts to leak, make sure that all the pieces were installed properly. If a faucet seal was installed incorrectly, it’s easier for leaks to develop.
To be safe, you can always have a professional install your kitchen faucet and hardware. After a few years of normal wear-and-tear, you should still remain vigilant and stay on the lookout for leaks. If you notice a leak from the base of the faucet spout, it could be caused by a loose O-ring seal.
Don’t forget to check under the cabinet to make sure that there are no leaks at the base of the pipes. It’s like an iceberg; even if you don’t see any major problems in the faucet itself, there could be a leak down below. If you notice any abnormalities or small leaks that you can’t fix yourself, call a professional plumber to investigate and remedy the problem.
No more clogged drains
Clogged drains are a huge headache. They make washing dishes and cooking so much more difficult.The best way to avoid a costly clogged drain issue is to prevent the drain from being clogged in the first place. Find out what makes good drains go bad here.
This is especially important if you have a kitchen sink without a garbage disposal. If you follow the following rules of thumb, facing the frustrating clogged drain is much less likely. Always use a sink trap or strainer to catch food particles. Never put oil or grease down the sink.
Still, even if you treat your drain well you might encounter a clogged drain after a few years of normal use. If you notice that water is draining slower than usual or not at all, you can try plunging the drain. Wondering how to plunge a kitchen drain? It’s simple.
Plunging creates pressure in the drain that can cause the clog to clear out. It’s typically more preferable than turning to chemical options like Drano since it won’t damage your pipes. You just have to fill your sink with enough water to completely cover the rubber part of the plunger. Create a strong seal over the drain opening with the plunger and forcefully plunge up and down for about 30 seconds. Then remove the plunger quickly and see if the water drains. If not, try again a few more times. If the water still won’t drain, it’s time to call in a professional plumber.
You don’t have to live with a leaky dishwasher
Dishwashers are supposed to make your life easier, not harder! If you notice that your dishwasher is leaking, there are a few simple things that might be the cause. Make sure that you aren’t overloading the dishwasher, loading it correctly, and that you don’t use too much laundry detergent. If the problem persists after making these adjustments, you can try removing the front panel to see if any hoses are leaking or loose. If so, call a plumber for assistance.
Avoid a broken garbage disposal
Wondering how to treat your garbage disposal with kindness so you don’t have to deal with a smelly, malfunctioning disposal? Read our post on what gives your garbage disposal indigestion!
If you face a potential kitchen plumbing disaster, call Almighty!
Don’t worry. You don’t have to face the headache of a common plumbing problem. Always keep an eye on your kitchen faucet, sink, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. Keeping track of your kitchen appliances will ensure that you notice small issues once they begin and you can stop them from turning into huge kitchen catastrophes. Call Almighty for professional plumbing help at 773-284-6616 (Chicago) or 708-294-3181 (Suburbs).
Don’t forget, Almighty offers:
- 24-hour support
- Emergency plumbers
- Licensed, bonded, and insured personnel
- Affordable drain cleaning services
- No extra weekend charge!