Most home owners will experience a plumbing problem with their kitchen sink at some point. The kitchen sink is one of the most frequently used plumbing fixtures in any home. Issues are bound to occur from time to time. Luckily, the kitchen sink problems that most people encounter are easy to solve. Here are some of the most common issues that affect kitchen sinks and what you can do to prevent them.
Leaky or Clogged Faucets
A leaky or clogged faucet may indicate a dirt buildup in the aerator, which is the tip of the faucet where water comes out. If you can, unscrew the aerator from the faucet and then turn on the tap. If water flows smoothly, the problem is with the aerator. Clean out any dirt and debris next, and screw the aerator back on your faucet. If your faucet is still leaky or clogged when the aerator is removed, there may be a problem with the washer in the faucet. At this point, a professional plumber is needed to dismantle your sink’s plumbing and repair the damaged washer.
Clogged drains are a common issue in kitchen sinks, particularly if you don’t have a garbage disposal. Pieces of food often get stuck in drain pipes and with a large buildup, they can present complications. A household plunger can be used to fix minor clogs while a chemical drain cleaner can be used for more stubborn clogs. If you’re unable to clear the clog with a plunger or chemical cleaner, the friendly and professional technicians at Drain King can have that nasty clog eliminated once and for all.
No Hot Water
If there’s no hot water in your kitchen sink, you may have a leaky or damaged hot water tank. Having hot water in your kitchen sink is important because hot water helps to sterilize your dishes and keep them free of germs and bacteria. Drain King offers same-day hot water tank service so you don’t have to worry about losing hot water in your kitchen.
Plumbing problems in your kitchen can be messy and frustrating. If you’re experiencing issues with your kitchen sink, Drain King can help solve your plumbing problem as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact us today for more information about our reliable and high-quality plumbing services.