Your kitchen is like the command central of your home. After all, it’s where you come together and prepare family meals and, often, it’s where your family congregates. When the plumbing in your kitchen is running smoothly, you probably give it very little thought. When something is awry, on the other hand, it can slow the action in your home down considerably. Knowing the basics about your home’s kitchen plumbing can go a long way toward keeping your kitchen operating at full tilt.
Your Kitchen Faucet
Your kitchen sink is comprised of your kitchen faucet and the sink drain. If your faucet develops a leak, you may notice the dreaded drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. Such a leak is not only annoying but is also a waste of water. If your kitchen faucet is dripping, it could mean nothing more than a minor repair, but it’s also a great opportunity to call in a professional Coral Springs Plumber who will not only fix the issue but will also critically examine your plumbing for potential future problems – or for problems that are already building slowly.
Further, your kitchen’s faucet can begin to leak around the base where it’s connected into the plumbing. Such leaks aren’t always as noticeable as dripping water, but they can lead to structural damage within. If you see water beading up or pooling around the base of your kitchen faucet, call in a experienced plumber.
The Drain in Your Kitchen Sink
The drains in your home that see the most action are the drain in your kitchen sink and the drains in your showers. In fact, the drain in your kitchen sink probably sees a lot more action that it was ever intended to handle. This drain is not meant to take on foods or oils, which are major players when it comes to forming the clogs that lead to slow drains. Ideally, it’s best to completely refrain from sending food particles and oily substances down your drain, but it’s nearly impossible to entirely prevent this from happening.
Once oil coats your pipes and begins to attract food particles, it’s just a matter of time before a clog develops. Only professional drain cleaning by an experienced Coral Springs Plumber can safely scour your pipes completely clean and ready for action – once a clog has formed. Don’t use a Band-Aid method that is destined to be a temporary fix; call in a professional plumber.
Your Garbage Disposal
It probably seems counter intuitive to have a garbage disposal at all – if you’re not meant to send any food down your kitchen sink. The fact remains however, that food does find its way down most kitchen sinks, and the garbage disposal can help ensure that the food particles are as small and as non-clogging as possible. Further, never send anything through your garbage disposal that it’s not intended to handle:
- Coffee grounds
- Grease or oil of any kind
- Egg shells
- Fruit pits
Your Sink’s P-Trap
The p-trap in the plumbing of your kitchen sink is the curved section of pipe below the sink that harbors a water plug, which prevents sewer gasses from flowing in the wrong direction and entering your home. This p-trap can become loose or can spring a leak that will render your kitchen sink unusable – because the water will flow directly into the cabinet below. If the leak is slow, you may not recognize it until it’s had time to cause more significant damage. If you notice signs of damp below your kitchen sink, it’s time to call in a professional Coral Springs Plumber.
Your dishwasher is likely critical to keeping your home up and running like a top. After all, your family has a lot going on – and dishes need to be washed. A dishwasher is a complicated machine that can experience any number of mechanical issues. The fact that it’s also part of your kitchen’s plumbing system makes it that much more complicated. If the plumbing associated with your dishwasher is faulty, poorly connected, or leaking, it can lead to significant structural damage. If you witness any signs that your dishwasher may be experiencing a leak, slap an Out of Order sign on it and call in an experienced plumber.
If the Plumbing in Your Kitchen Isn’t Running Smoothly, Contact an Experienced Coral Springs Plumber Today
A functional kitchen is an essential part of your home.If you’re experiencing plumbing issues in your kitchen, Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration in Coral Springs is here to help. Our professional plumbers are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week because we know that plumbing emergencies run on their own schedules. In fact, our plumbing services are preferred by many homeowners and most insurance companies in the Coral Gables area. If your kitchen’s plumbing isn’t running as smoothly as it should, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (561) 245-7435 today.