Today’s topic of discussion is kitchen plumbing issues. Whether you consider yourself a certified chef or only step into your kitchen to heat leftovers, you rely on the kitchen plumbing to carry fresh and wastewater down the pipes. However, your kitchen’s plumbing system can run into problems like any of your home’s other systems. Here are five common kitchen plumbing issues that you might face.
Clogging Due to Grease
Most people have accidentally poured excess grease down the drain. Even if you discard grease into the trashcan, sometimes small bits still cling to your dishes. There is no shame in calling us if you have a clogged drain line.
A faucet drip might seem like a minor annoyance at first. However, if you want to enhance your home’s water and energy efficiency, you’ll call us to take care of this problem. Were you aware that one drop per second can waste several gallons of water in one day and thousands in one year? That’s an unnecessary price to pay for an easily preventable drip. A blown seal, washer, or cartridge replacement is often all it takes.
Refrigerator Water Line Failure
Refrigerators featuring ice makers or water dispensers often have a water supply line to carry water to these features. If there is a clogged water line or leak, there will be a kitchen plumbing issue on your hands. One nuance to pay attention to is if your appliance is still under warranty. You might have to pick a specific repair company to avoid voiding the warranty.
Dishwasher Drain Problems
An incorrect installation technique causes many dishwasher drain problems. For example, if the drain doesn’t have a high loop, the appliance might not be able to drain correctly with each cycle. Also, sewer gases can escape if the connection between the dishwasher drain and the sink drain is on the wrong side (the P-trap or side closer to the sewer). Also, when a mechanical part such as a valve is faulty or reaches the end of its lifespan, this can lead to kitchen plumbing issues.
Leaks Under the Sink
Sometimes leaks under the sink are apparent. However, sometimes this issue is not as obvious. These leaks can come from the P-trap, disposal, dishwasher drain, or the faucet. If you need help determining where these leaks are coming from, you can hire us to nip this issue in the bud.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’ve been family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.