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Common Kitchen Plumbing Repairs

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 pm

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home, and keeping all the appliances in it working in top condition is important for enjoyable daily living. The most crucial component of all in a kitchen is its plumbing: without running water, it’s impossible to cook, clean, run the dishwasher, or even get ice from a refrigerator’s ice-maker.

Here is a list of the more common kitchen repairs that plumbers need to perform. This will help you know where to look for problems in the future, as well as how to avoid them. For your plumbing repair in Olympia, WA, turn to a company that has served the city with quality work since 1994: Brooks Plumbing.

Frequent kitchen repairs

  • Garbage disposal fixes: The garbage disposal in a kitchen does a tremendous amount of work daily. Considering how much food product goes down into a garbage disposal, it’s surprising that they don’t break down more often. When disposals do break, it usually because of jamming of the flywheel or clogging from items that shouldn’t have gone down into it. (Important tip: if you can’t chew it, your garbage disposal can’t dispose of it—so put whatever it is in the garbage instead.) Don’t risk sticking your hand down the disposal: call in a plumber to take care of the problem. Sometimes the whole disposal unit might need replacement.
  • Unclogging drains: Drain clogs, along with pipe leaks, are the most common troubles that can affect the plumbing in a home. Drain clogs are especially common in the kitchen because of all the organic material that does down them. Drainpipes will begin to develop a lining of build-up that can lead to clogging—especially if liquid grease, fat, and oil have been poured down the drain. (These liquids should be disposed of separately.) Plumbers can clear thick clogs as well as do thorough drain cleaning to eliminate organic build-up.
  • Replacing leaking drain baskets: Some drain baskets are made of poor quality material, and they will soon develop leaks. In most cases, it is easiest for the plumber to replace the basket with one made of better material. A professional plumber will identify the perfect replacement part to ensure that you won’t need a replacement any time in the near future.

Take good care of your plumbing

As you can tell from reading above, you can help your kitchen plumbing stay healthy by keeping certain items out of the drains. Another way to keep it healthy is with regular maintenance from plumbing professionals to catch potential leaks, loose connections, and organic build-up. Call Brooks Plumbing today for maintenance or plumbing repair in Olympia, WA.

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