Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Issues

While plumbing problems aren’t welcome in any part of a home, a kitchen sink issue can be particularly frustrating. The sink is central in your kitchen and crucial for all of the cooking and cleaning required to get through the day. From early morning breakfasts to Sunday night dinners, you need your kitchen sink to be in great condition around the clock. 

Unfortunately, there are many common kitchen plumbing issues that homeowners face. Whether due to old pipes, wear and tear, poor plumbing installation, or any number of other factors, a kitchen sink plumbing issue should be addressed ASAP by your Denver plumbers. That way, you can get back to enjoying your kitchen and stop having to worry about a faulty kitchen sink. 

Clogged Drain

The most common plumbing problem not only at the kitchen sink, but also throughout the house is a clogged drain. Your kitchen sink is particularly susceptible to clogs because of food scraps, oils, fats, and grease that can easily end up going down the drain. Grease clogs, in particular, can be stubborn. Even if you don’t deliberately send oil down the drain, greasy remnants on dishes can accumulate over time and cause a full-on clog. 

If your kitchen sink isn’t draining because of a clog and plunging the drain isn’t working, go ahead and give your plumber a call. It’s better to have a professional plumber quickly take care of the issue than to send abrasive chemicals down your kitchen sink. Ultimately, harsh chemical drain cleaners can do more harm than good, making professional help for a clogged kitchen drain a smart alternative.   

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure from your kitchen sink can make it difficult to wash dishes, fill a pot with water, and complete other basic kitchen tasks. Typically, if the water pressure in the kitchen sink suddenly plummets, the cause is hard water deposits or silt in the aerator. This can be fixed by cleaning out the aerator. But, if you continue to experience this problem, you may have a hard water problem and may want to consider a water softener. 

If you have low water pressure not only at your kitchen sink, but also at the taps throughout your home, a more widespread issue is at hand. This may be a local issue that will resolve without your intervention, but if it persists, you should have a professional check your water main for leakage. 

Dripping Faucet

While a dripping kitchen faucet may not seem like a major issue, it can lead to a significant amount of wasted water over time. This is not only bad news for the environment, but can also tack on an unnecessary expense to your monthly utility bills. Over the course of a year, a dripping faucet can waste more than a thousand gallons of water!

With the help of an experienced Denver plumber, a dripping faucet can be quickly repaired. This is a minor repair job for a plumber, so it’s worth it to fix your dripping faucet without delay.  

Problems With The Dishwasher Drain

The dishwasher drain can be a point of contention for many homeowners. In most cases, dishwasher drain issues stem from improper installation. If the dishwasher drain isn’t installed correctly, the dishwasher may not be able to drain completely. An example of an installation error is the connection between the sink drain and the dishwasher drain being installed on the incorrect side of the P-trap. If this mistake is made, sewer gases can leak out. 

Leak Beneath The Sink

Leaks under the kitchen sink can range from minor to severe. In the case of a big leak, you may be able to pinpoint the cause of the leak easily, though you’ll probably need a plumber to replace a damaged part or perform another type of repair. With small leaks under the kitchen sink, it can be more difficult to pinpoint the source, making the insight of a professional plumber invaluable. 

The experienced plumbers at Drain Terrier have the skill and expertise to resolve any kitchen sink plumbing problem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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