Everything But the Kitchen Sink – Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Everything But the Kitchen Sink – Kitchen Plumbing Problems

There are a lot of plumbing problems associated with the kitchen, but that does not always mean they are not easily fixed. Many of these issues can easily be addressed without the need for calling in a plumber. Simply gather a few tools and you can take care of many of these issues on your own and save a lot of your hard earned cash.

Leaking faucet or tap:
This is a common kitchen plumbing problem and it should not be ignored. If you are not using a well for your water supply, you will soon be seeing a high water or utility bill if this problem is not immediately address. Often times, this issue is simply a worn out or faulty washer that needs replacing. If the issue is more complex, you will need to replace the entire faucet or tap, which is simple to do because the unit comes with instructions right in the product’s packaging.Clogged kitchen drains:This is another common kitchen plumbing problem that could simply be fixed using a plunger. However, if the clog is deep within the pipes, you may need to unscrew the pipes underneath the sink and flush out the pipes in order to clear the clog. This is a bit more challenging, but it not impossible to do without calling in a plumber.

Leaking pipes underneath the sink:

Because many people use the underneath of kitchen sinks for storage areas, this could cause leaking if pipes get knocked into. If this is the case, it is a simple fix because the pipes just need to be tightened back down. However, if pipes are handled more roughly and holes or cracking occur, the pipe will need replacing. Again, this is not impossible for you to accomplish on your own. However, if you do not feel comfortable, it is a good idea to call in an experienced plumber.

Garbage disposal problems:

Try running ice cubes or rock salt through the unit in order to release any gunk or build up that would cause the unit to sieze up or stop working. If that does not work, unplug the unit and attempt to release any debris that is caught in the unit using pliers or tongs. If these attempts are still not able to get the unit started, call in a professional.