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Any kitchen has to have a working sink since it is both practical and essential. In the sink, for instance, you wash fruits, vegetables, and dishes. Your water bill may rise and significant water losses may result from a malfunctioning kitchen sink. In addition to the growth of mold, standing water may also increase the risk of leaks due to corrosion. Clogs can also build up in your sink system and result in unpleasant odors coming from your kitchen.

In most cases, you can locate and resolve kitchen sink plumbing issues quickly. Here are the most typical issues with kitchen sinks and their potential fixes:

Clogged Drains

To get rid of excess food that cannot be consumed, like eggshells, leftover food, or shellfish, you may think to pour it into the kitchen sink. But this trash can clog the drain and create obstructions. Thankfully, you can clear the drains by calling a plumbing professional at Rooter Man.

To reduce the likelihood of clogs, you should never put the following items in your sink to reduce the likelihood of clogs:

  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Fruits and vegetable stickers
  • Big bones
  • Pasta and rice
  • Flour
  • Egg shells
  • Cooking oils
  • Coffee grounds
  • Cooking fats

Instead of throwing these things in the sink, you should throw them in the trash can. Other materials like paint and chemicals are corrosive, thus they shouldn’t be put in the sink as well.

Leaky Faucets

Every day, a leaking faucet may waste enormous quantities of water. Broken cartridges and worn-out washers are the main reasons why faucets leak. Inconsistent water pressure and damaged o-rings are two further reasons.

The type of faucet in your kitchen will determine the best technique to fix a leaky faucet. For instance, a compression faucet’s seat washer may be changed. On the other hand, leaks in a ceramic disk faucet may be stopped with replacement seals.

Low Water Pressure

Your kitchen sink’s water pressure can begin to drop. The kitchen sink itself is having issues if the pressure in the other taps in the home are okay. Low water pressure can be caused by several factors, such as:

  • Damaged water lines
  • Ineffective cartridges
  • Faulty pressure-reducing valves
  • Clogged aerators
  • Leaky pipes
  • Leaky toilets

Debris such as solids might block the aerator. Should that be the reason for your low water pressure, you need to take the aerator apart and clear the sediments. Hard water might be the source of the issue if it keeps happening. To filter the water, you might install a water softener.

Water lines, cartridges, and defective valves can all be replaced by one of our plumbing specialists. In the event that low water pressure persists following these fixes, you will need to get in touch with the municipal water authority.

Malfunctioning Garbage Disposal

The inability of the waste disposal system to operate might be due to an electrical issue. You’ll observe that there’s no buzzing noise coming from the motor. The electrical issue may be resolved with a new circuit breaker, or the wiring can be fixed by hiring an electrical specialist.

There are instances where the motor hums but the disposal system doesn’t function. This issue indicates that the motor’s blades aren’t operating properly. You have two options: reset the disposal system or allow the device to cool. It could be necessary to purchase a new motor or set of blades if the problem persists.

Maintain Your Kitchen Sink

The majority of the things in your kitchen will be washed in the sink, therefore it must be in great condition. Nonetheless, a number of issues may compromise the efficiency of your kitchen sink. If you have noticed any of the issues we have mentioned, contact Rooter Man for assistance. 

No matter your plumbing issue, call the experts at Rooter Man. We are a Local Full Service Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Company.  Our expert plumbers have served New Orleans, Metairie, LaPlace, Mandeville, Covington, and all surrounding areas for over 37 Years. We are conveniently located at 2545 Delaware Avenue in Kenner, LA 70062. Call us today (504) 464-0145. 

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