The Most Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, while you’re self-isolating at home, you may be spending a lot of your time in the kitchen, whipping dalgona coffee for your family.

But while you’re at it, have you ever noticed that everything that you do in your kitchen—from washing the dishes to storing the leftovers in the fridge—depends on its plumbing? From warm water in the faucets to the ice-cubes in the freezer—you always rely on your kitchen plumbing to serve you.

As we practice social distancing, you must learn about the most common kitchen plumbing issues so that you’ll know what to do in case something goes wrong in your kitchen:

Leaking faucet

If you’ve been ignoring a dripping water faucet for a while now, it may turn into a full-blown leaking water faucet very soon.

The common reasons for why a faucet may start leaking include a faulty O-ring, an old washer, inconsistent water pressure and/or improper installation of pipes.

Contact a plumbing service like Pro Serve Plumbing to fix your faulty faucet promptly, or you’ll lose both, water and money in large amounts.

Clogged kitchen sink

Your kitchen sink has a p-trap that traps sewer gases and blocks them from traveling upward into your kitchen. Sometimes, soap and other sediments can accumulate in the p-trap and clog your kitchen sink.

To fix it, first, loosen the slip nuts on the pipe with the help of a wrench. Then clean the pipe thoroughly from the inside. To prevent your kitchen sink from getting clogged, avoid throwing grease, oil, and coffee beans in it.

Clogged garbage disposal

Your garbage disposal can get clogged if you don’t filter the things that you chuck into it. A garbage disposal chute chews everything that goes down it and mixes them with liquid to form a paste.

If you throw non-chewable items such as glass or metal into it, you’re harming the drainage system. It’s best to contact an experienced plumber to fix your clogged garbage disposal; a DIY fix might ruin the entire system.

Leaking dishwasher

A dishwasher leak can be caused due to various reasons such as a clogged dishwasher filter, door seal leak, a leaking water valve, or a defective pump.

The first thing you should check is the dishwasher filter in case of a leaking dishwasher. If you don’t clean the dishwasher filter frequently, it can malfunction. The next thing that you should check is the door seal. A slippery door seal is a sign of leakage.

If you’ve diagnosed the area of leakage correctly, contact your plumber to see what can be done.

Considering the global COVID-19 pandemic, at Pro Serve Plumbing, we’re observing strict sanitary precautions as advised by the WHO. Our team of experts makes sure to wash their hands regularly and use all safety precautions while fixing your plumbing issues.

We offer 24-hour emergency kitchen and bathroom repair services in Fort Worth, TX. Call us directly at 817-244-0614 for a free quote or visit our website.