4 Tips To Identify Kitchen Plumbing Problems

17 April 2015
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Whether you need hot water to clean your dirty kitchen dishes or whether you require maintaining an ice cube dispenser, your kitchen relies on a properly operating plumbing system for smooth and efficient running. But ever so often plumbing problems can arise that not only puts you at an inconvenience, but could also threaten the structural integrity of your home if left unchecked.

Here are some tips to identify kitchen plumbing problems that may require the help of professional plumbers.

Low Water Pressure

If you're the victim of low water pressure at the kitchen sink when you use your faucet, chances are the problem could be because of a congested aerator or poor water supply. Water collects minerals as it travels towards your home and these minerals could accumulate in the aerator and restrict the flow of water—this is a simple fix where you simply need to remove the aerator and clean out the debris with a brush.

If the problem persists after you've cleaned out the aerator, then low water pressure could be the result of plumbing blockages and hidden water leaks. In these instances, you'll need to call in a plumber to diagnose and fix the problem.

Leaking Kitchen Faucet

If a kitchen faucet leaks from the spout base, it could be because of a worn-out ring seal around the faucet. To fix this problem, turn off the water source, remove the spout ring from the socket and replace it with a new one. If your kitchen has a sophisticated kitchen faucet mechanism, you may want to call in a professional plumber to fix the problem to avoid the chance of a small issue turning into a major plumbing catastrophe.

Dishwasher Leakage

A dishwasher leak could be the result of a broken float switch, while allows water to fill into the dishwasher until it overflows. Broken spray arms and leaky door gaskets can also cause dishwasher leaks. Drain hose leaks can also cause leakages in your dishwasher. Before deciding on replacing your old dishwasher with a new one, call in a professional—it may prove to be far more economical than the cost of a new dishwasher.

Clogged Drains

Over time, debris build-up in the drains can restrict the outward water flow and cause drains to clog and overflow. A plunger is your first line of protection, but sometimes even that will prove to be useless. Call a plumber for help before trying any chemical drain cleaners that may cause damage to the pipes.