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5 Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems Found in Edmonton Homes

Leaky Faucet

Drip, drip, drip ... all day long. A leaky faucet can not only steal your sanity but can also hurt your wallet.

A significant leak can end up costing you between $60 to $200 dollars per year or more in extra water charges! If you have a dripping tap, click here to see how much it is costing you!

If you're not in the mood to burn through money on high water bills, you'll want this fixed fast.

Kitchen faucets can leak for numerous reasons but the most common are faulty seals or a cartridge replacement is needed.

Luckily, this can be a relatively simple fix with most home improvement stores selling faucet repair kits. However, you may need to contact a professional plumber if the leak continues to ensure proper sealing and installation of your kitchen faucet.

Clogged Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposals job is to make our life easier or at the very least our clean-up routine easier. However, sometimes we rely a little too much on this steel defence and it ends up non-functional.

Garbage disposal blades act as shredders.They work to break down large pieces of food so these scraps can flow through drain pipes easier. Yet, there are certain types of food waste that can actually damage your disposal and bring your kitchen plumbing to a halt.

Avoid putting the following items down your disposal to keep it shredding along:

  • eggshells

  • fibrous foods

  • grease,fats & oils

  • rice, pasta, beans

  • non-food items

If you notice odd sounds (think rattling, buzzing or grinding) coming from your disposal, try unplugging your disposal and using a broom handle or wooden spoon to loosen debris. If you can spot the offending object, tongs or pliers can be used to pull the item out. However, you could end up doing more damage to the unit, so a call to a licensed plumber is always the best bet.

Slow Drain

A mess of backed-up dirty dish water in the sink is an easy way to spot kitchen plumbing trouble. A clogged drain is one of the most frequent plumbing issues simply because of how often we use our sinks. A clogged sink drain can be an issue with the p-trap or even a build-up of food and grease particles.

One method is to try plunging the sink. Also, invest in a sink strainer which can help trap larger pieces of food and avoid drain blockage. If your sink is clogged or draining slowly we recommend against using harsh drain cleaning chemicals as they can do damage to your drains and are dangerous to work with.

Kitchen Plumbing With Weak Water Pressure

We like when our pipes flow with a steady pressure. If your water is trickling out when it should be gushing, it could be an issue with your faucet's aerator.

Minerals present in our water can deposit themselves onto the inner surface of aerators causing build-up over time. This accumulation can lead to slow flow in water systems.

To clean an aerator, unscrew it from the faucet and submerge it in a container filled with white vinegar overnight. The vinegar should dissolve any mineral deposits.

Your low water pressure could also be due to debris in your water or an issue with the faucet itself. This is a more complex issue and requires a licensed plumber.

Leaky Dishwasher

Sometimes a bit of water on the ground after you run your dishwasher isn't cause for alarm. It could be that the dishes weren't loaded properly or the door no longer fits tightly enough. These are relatively simple to fix.

But if you've ruled these out, then the leak may be due to an improper seal or loose hose inside the appliance and require a more trained eye to diagnose and repair.

While these plumbing issues are common, sometimes the fixes can be quite complicated. That's where the services of a highly trained plumber or appliance repair technician come in. Contact us today and we will work with you to get your kitchen plumbing back in working order.

That's where the services of a highly-trained plumber come in. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton services all of Edmonton and surrounding communities. Contact us by calling to (780) 429-3600 get your kitchen plumbing back in working order today!