3 most common issues in the kitchen plumbing system.

kitchen

kitchen

Kitchen is the most common place in the house that requires continuous use of water.This leads to plumbing issues cropping now and then, which  if left unattended may lead to major disasters and heavy expenses for homeowners. These issues can be categorised into three heads: Leaks, clogs and water pressure issue. Let us elaborate on each category in detail:

Leaks

Leaky Kitchen Faucet

Leaky Kitchen Faucet

The most common plumbing issue that can be found in the kitchen the leaking faucets and sinks.This also counts for the water wastage and dribbling sound. The leaks in the faucet can be due to deterred aerator which is a little screen on the end of your spigot. You may try to let the water flow without the aerator for a while and then fix everything again and check for leaks again. If it continues, then the issue could be with the washer or the O ring seal. The leakage from the sink can be due to some breakage in the drainpipes. Prefer calling the plumber for this if you do not want to experiment doing the same yourself

Clogs:

Clogged Drains

Clogged Drains

The another common but major problem that one faces in the kitchen is the clogs in the drains and sinks. This is due to continuous disposal of garbage, grease, soap and other garbage that continuously flows down. The non dissolvable materials like grease, oil, soaps and other solid wastes lead to clogging of the drains. This often blocks the p trap beneath the kitchen sink that is meant to keep the sewer gas far from home. You can notice the issue of clogs cropping when you notice that the water is moving down slowly than usual. There are multiple ways you can try to fix  the clogs of the sinks like plunger, vinegar and baking soda solution in it, etc but if nothing works best is to get the help of the expert.

Water pressure:

water pressure

This is the third most common issue in the kitchen. This can be noticed from the taps or water heaters. The low water pressure from the faucets can be due to the clogged aerator. While the low water pressure issue from the water heater can be due to various factors like too small heater to get enough water supply, clogged pipes, or old fittings. This needs an attention of the professional if you do not hold technical knowledge of the water heaters.

Although these issues at the initial stage seems very small or are often left unnoticed. But this leads to the situation getting worse that unfortunately happens at the wee hours of the day.

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