Homes are a complicated network of electrical wiring and plumbing, both of which are notorious for causing problems. With so many moving parts, issues are just part of the deal when you own a home, and kitchen plumbing issues can be some of the most common. While most of these issues aren’t too serious if caught early, it’s always a good idea to bring in a professional plumber that can take care of it efficiently and effectively so you can get back to your life.
Clogged Drain or Disposal
One of the most common causes of kitchen plumbing issues is a clogged drain or disposal. Clogs in your plumbing can cause water to back up into your home, it can cause a pipe to burst, and if left unchecked, the clog will continuously get worse until it becomes a serious problem.
Be careful about what you put down your kitchen drains or through your disposal in order to avoid clogs and keep the water flowing.
Few things are more agitating than a leaky faucet. The constant drip, drip, drip is enough to drive a person crazy. This problem is most commonly caused by a worn o-ring which acts as a seal in the head of the faucet—the spout where the water comes out. Most basic faucets can simply have this part unscrewed and removed in order to check the o-ring, but modern faucets are a little more complicated. If you’re able to get to the o-ring and see it is worn, a replacement is very inexpensive and easy to purchase at most major hardware stores. If the o-ring isn’t the culprit, something more sinister may be going on.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is typically caused by hard water buildup on the faucet aerator that prevents the water from flowing at a higher rate. However, in some cases, low water pressure is caused by a leak in the pipes that prevents water from getting to the faucet head.
Bring in a Professional Plumber
In most cases, when you’re dealing with a plumbing issue, and you’re not sure what the cause is, you should call a professional plumber that you trust to come and take a look. It’s always tempting to try to fix things ourselves in order to save money or because we have heard negative stories about unprofessional or incompetent plumbers. The problem is that if you don’t have any plumbing experience, it is also very likely that you won’t know how to fix the issue, and your efforts will likely lead to more severe damage that requires an emergency plumbing visit—this will be much more expensive than calling a plumber as soon as you notice the issue and getting it fixed while it’s still minor.
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.