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Kitchen Plumbing Issues

Most of the time when it comes to issues with plumbing in the kitchen it is typically basic. The kitchen is the most widely used room in most homes and if there is a plumbing problem in the kitchen and it is left unchecked, it can be a disaster and cause a huge added expense. Some kitchen plumbing issues are minor while others will need the attention of a professional plumber that will come out and take a look around.

Kitchen Faucet Leaks are the main reasons for wasted water and the dripping sounds we hear in the middle of the night. This issue may be because of damage to the little screen on the end of your water faucet, this could be an indication that small pieces of sediment are on it but you wont know until you unscrew the aerator, then most likely the water leakage is because of this complication. You may try to let the water flow without the faucets screen for a while and then put everything back together again and check for leaks once again. If it continues, then the issue could be with the washer or a doughnut shaped seal that stops air or fluid from passing through which is called the O-ring.

Clogged or Leaking Kitchen Sinks are another common issue that is faced. Things like oils and cleansers that are used often chokes the p trap (the pipe under your sink that is shaped like an u) that is under the kitchen sink which is there to keep the sewer gas out of your home. It should be unscrewed from your kitchen sink and cleaned before it is replaced. The leaks can also be caused by a breakage in the drainpipes; for this type of situation a professional plumber should be called.

Low water pressure is what you may be experiencing coming out of your kitchen faucet. Again, this is due to your aerator being clogged. In order to fix this issue the aerator has to be cleaned.

Little to no hot water could be a sign that the water heater is too small and it cant keep up with your demand or the pipes are clogged which is causing the water to flow in and out of the heater. Another possible reason for you having little to no hot water is because the fitting is old and worn out. This needs to be fixed so that the issue can be resolved and you can get a continuous flow of hot water. If the fittings that are being used are plastic, they may need to be replaced as well.

Clogged drains are a common issue that a kitchen is faced with. This is the direct result of the continuous use of your garbage disposal, grease, soap and other garbage that accidentally or intentionally flow through there. There are a few ways that you can try to fix this at home, you can use a plunger or vinegar and baking soda and should these things not work then your best bet would be to call a professional plumber to clear your clogged drain.

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