We are so accustomed to amenities such as dependable, clean running water, dishwashers and garbage disposals that we rarely stop to consider the plumbing system that makes it all possible. Anyone that has ever had a problem with their kitchen plumbing, though, knows that it is a lot harder to forget about your plumbing when it is not working properly. Here are a few examples of common kitchen problems that we see time and time again throughout Bridgewater, NJ. If you experience any of these issues be sure that you contact a professional plumber from Awesome Air right away.
Garbage disposals are incredibly convenient appliances to have in your kitchen. Unfortunately, many homeowners think that they are more convenient than they actually are and wind up throwing just about everything they can find into them. Doing this will ensure that you will be without your garbage disposal before long. Read your manual and make sure that you are only putting appropriate waste down your garbage disposal. Avoid very hard items such as bones and fibrous materials like celery stalks or corn husks. These can jam up your garbage disposal and cause it to burn out.
Clogged drains are another extremely common problem in many kitchens. When you wash your dishes or put pots and pans in the sink to soak be sure that you have guards over your drains. This will prevent large pieces of waste from making their way into your drainpipes and blocking your pipes up. Also, never pour hot grease or fat down your kitchen drain. It is only liquid when it is hot, and once it cools off in your pipes it will congeal, trapping other particles and blocking your pipes.
Another issue you may encounter with your kitchen plumbing is a leak under your sink. You may not notice it right away, but eventually the smell will alert you to the leak if the water doesn’t first. Your drain trap may have gotten backed up. This is the U-bend beneath your sink that is designed to keep a bit of water in the pipe to hold back any sewer smells. If your trap pulls right off you can put a bucket beneath it and clear it out. If it does not be sure to call a professional plumber for help.
When you need any plumbing services in your kitchen or throughout your home in Bridgewater, NJ, be sure to call Awesome Air. Our professional plumbers have the solutions to all your problems. Schedule service today.