The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home. After all, families spend the majority of their time in the kitchen, gathering, preparing, and eating meals together. This makes kitchen maintenance an important priority for homeowners. It’s a good idea to get familiar with basic kitchen plumbing maintenance in order to keep your sink, garbage disposal, and even dishwasher in proper working order throughout the year. Outside of having your kitchen plumbing inspected regularly, there are a few steps you can take to keep your kitchen running smoothly. Here’s how to keep your kitchen plumbing maintained.
There is an extremely wide range of kitchen faucets out there to choose from. Between the different shapes, sizes, styles, and finishes, it can seem like every kitchen sink is totally unique. The most important factor in choosing a kitchen faucet is function, since it will get so much use throughout its lifetime. Find a kitchen faucet that works easily for you to minimize issues down the line, such as a pull-down faucet hose for easy dishwashing. Choose a finish that is durable and easily cleaned, such as chrome, as it won’t look dingy or fingerprinted very easily.
Dealing With Clogs
If you notice stubborn odors from your drain or that your kitchen sink is draining slowly, it could mean a clog. Luckily, there are several ways to fix clogs on your own. A good place to start is by running boiling water down your kitchen drain. This can break down large clogs. If that doesn’t work, try a combination of baking soda in the drain washed down with vinegar. This can break down stubborn residue that’s collecting debris and causing your kitchen sink to drain slowly. If these methods still aren’t working, it may be time to use a plumbing snake to properly maintain your kitchen sink.
Cleaning the Disposal
Garbage disposals are an especially useful tool in any kitchen, since they allow you to easily dispose of much of your kitchen waste. However, many homeowners make the common mistake of putting things they shouldn’t down the disposal. These include eggshells, grease, and coffee grounds. All these forms of kitchen waste can cause clogs to build up and stubborn odors to form in your kitchen plumbing. Be sure to regularly clean out your garbage disposal with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you’re ready to see how an upgrade can help your home, the experts at Mahon plumbing are here to help. Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.
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