It does not matter whether you are a professional chef or a PB&J pro; you rely on your kitchen plumbing to work correctly every single day. And when something goes wrong, it’s not only inconvenient. It can be downright harmful. At Mahon Plumbing, we are here to help ensure that your plumbing systems run efficiently and smoothly. To do that, we have outlined a handful of the most common kitchen plumbing issues we see, along with a couple of simple fixes that can help your plumbing get back on track.
Clogged Up Kitchen Sink Drain
Kitchen sink drains are known for developing clogs because they usually handle more solid matter than any other drain in your home. Even if you are diligent about emptying food into the trash can or using your garbage disposal the right way, bits and pieces of your food might end up sticking to the interior of your drains. So how can you fix this kitchen plumbing issue? Try pouring a mix of baking soda and white vinegar down the drain. Allow the mix to sit undisturbed for several minutes before flushing with very hot or boiling water. If this doesn’t work, call a professional drain cleaner.
Low Water Pressure at Your Kitchen Faucet
In a lot of cases, low kitchen sink water pressure develops because of mineral accumulation in the faucet’s aerator, especially when the house has hard water. In less common cases, though, low pressure occurs because of leaks in the plumbing system, which are very difficult to detect without help from the pros. If you have an aerator on your kitchen faucet and suspect that could be the culprit, try this:
– Unscrew the aerator
– Fill a small dish up with white vinegar
– Place the aerator in the vinegar and let it sit for several minutes
– Use an older toothbrush to scrub away any mineral buildup
If cleaning the aerator doesn’t work, or you don’t have one on your faucet, contact a plumber who can take a look at the pipes for signs of any leaking.
Leaking Kitchen Faucet
If you are dealing with a dripping kitchen faucet, it might be due to a simple cause: a worn O-ring at the very base of the faucet spout. This is a common kitchen plumbing issue. Fortunately, if the O-ring is the culprit, you can fix this issue with ease, but first, you will have to take apart the faucet. After you have located the worn down O-ring, replace it with a new one, and reassemble your faucet. If you do not feel comfortable taking it apart, call a plumber to take a look at it.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.