Common Kitchen Plumbing Issues and How to Avoid Them

A kitchen is the center and heart of your home.  In this space, you make delicious food and special memories with family and friends.  Because of the importance of the kitchen, you want to ensure that you are not dealing with annoying kitchen plumbing issues.  In the article below, our team of experts here at On-Deck Plumbing has outlined the most common kitchen plumbing issues and how to avoid them.

One of the most common kitchen plumbing issues is a clogged drain.  The last thing you want is old food and dirty dishwater backing up into your sink when you are trying to cook a meal.  Avoid a clogged kitchen sink by using your sink’s garbage disposal regularly, and only putting a minimal amount of food/garbage down the sink.

A leaky faucet and/or pipe is another common kitchen plumbing problem.  Your kitchen sink gets used a lot, so if you have a leak it will likely cause a lot of damage.  Avoid leaks by ensuring that your sink’s washers are properly sealed.  Leaking pipes are a bit more challenging to detect a leak, so inspect your pipes regularly to avoid leaks and damage to your kitchen plumbing.

Lastly, many homeowners make the mistake of not identifying a plumber before they have a kitchen plumbing issue. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but if you have an emergency plumbing issue, you do not want to be scrambling to find a plumber who is available.  Find a high-quality plumber in your area and keep their number on hand for emergencies.