The kitchen is often the busiest part of the house, but it can also be one of the most disorganized spaces in your home. That’s where kitchen plumbing comes in. Kitchen plumbing comes with its own special set of problems, so it’s important to keep an eye on things to make sure they aren’t getting out of hand.
One minor problem can quickly turn into several major ones if you don’t take action early enough, so before you notice anything fishy happening with your pipes and fixtures, take these steps to prevent common kitchen the plumbing problems from happening in the first place.
One of the most common small fixes for a flooded kitchen or bathroom is chipped tiles. If you do have chipped tiles and don’t want to replace them, it’s worth checking out Superglue.
It can be used as an effective emergency fix for cracked and damaged tiles, but only works on non-porous surfaces so make sure you get a good seal before applying.
Though it’s not a big deal, you should fix your rusty pipes as soon as possible. This problem can indicate potential leaks in your home’s piping system and will only get worse over time. It’s worth a call to a plumber if you want to fix any issues before they become big problems.
Water Leaking Through The Ceiling
Leaks in your ceiling are a very common problem, especially in older homes. Luckily, they’re pretty easy to spot. Examine your ceiling for stains or signs of water damage like mold growth and mildew (it’s okay if you see some mildew what you really want to look for is patches that have been scrubbed clean).
If you spot any discoloration or dripping, turn off all of your faucets and check your fixtures for leaks. You may need to contact a plumber if you can’t find one easily (we often get calls from homeowners who say their plumber charges by time rather than parts or labor).
When it comes to dealing with leaks, start small by trying out simple solutions before getting professional help.
Leaky Tap Or Faucet
The most common of all plumbing issues. This is something that every homeowner will face sooner or later, particularly if they own an older home. A leaking tap or faucet is more than just a waste of water and money it’s also a fire hazard and can damage floors, cabinets, countertops, and other fixtures in your home.
Shower Head Not Working Properly
There can be many reasons for a shower head to not work. Most often, you simply have to replace the washer at the end of your faucet’s handle. If it is old, you may have to replace it with a universal washer available at any hardware store.
There may also be mineral deposits in your shower head that need cleaning out. Remove and clean it as best you can, and then fill your sink with vinegar and let it sit overnight.
In addition, try putting an enzyme cleaner such as CLR down your drain daily for several days.
Pipes Sound Funny When You Turn On The Water
If you hear some sounds when you turn on the water, it is not a serious problem; however, if these sounds don’t disappear after running water for about 10 minutes, then it might be due to clogged pipes.
If you have metal pipes, it could be that your sink trap is full of debris and needs cleaning.
The best way to clean your sink trap would be by using an auger or plumber’s snake which can easily remove any debris from inside your drain pipe. You can also use a chemical drain cleaner but make sure that there are no kids or pets around as they may accidentally ingest them.
Also, remember that you should never mix cleaners together since doing so could cause dangerous fumes to form in your drains. It would also help if you pour boiling water down your drains every once in a while since hot water helps melt away grease and grime which may accumulate in your kitchen drain over time.
Water Smells Bad In Your Shower Or Bathroom Sink.
There are a number of factors that can cause bad-smelling water, from chlorine used to disinfect water supplies, to leftover food deposits in pipes.
To make sure you aren’t dealing with something more serious than just an unpleasant odor, contact a plumber.
If your water smells like rotten eggs, methane gas may be present in your home’s supply.
Clogged drains are probably one of your biggest headaches when it comes to household maintenance. Some clogs are easier to fix than others, but one thing is for sure you want to avoid calling a plumber at all costs if you can avoid it.
Preventative measures really pay off when it comes to saving money on repair and cleanup costs.