Kitchen sink plumbing problems are common because using them often involves disposal of food waste and FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease), which can be problematic for your pipes and drains. It is important to actively maintain cleanliness in and around your kitchen sink to best avoid problems and damage to your system.
Low water pressure or a leaky faucet can be fixed with home remedies, such as soaking the aerator (screen within your faucet) in vinegar and replacing O-rings or seals within your faucet. However, if these problems persist after trying to fix it yourself, they could be symptoms of bigger problems in your plumbing system.
Food Waste in the Drain
Food waste, FOG (Fats, Oils, Grease), coffee grounds, or tea leaves can get caught in the drain and clog it partially or fully. If partially clogged, you may want to try using a plunger or a chemical drain cleaner. However, if the drain is fully clogged without allowing any water to drain, chemical cleaners can get caught and damage your pipes and plumbing system. Even if you have a garbage disposal, over time the system can become clogged and it is very unsafe to try and mend the problem on your own.
Don’t Do-It-Yourself, Wrench It Up!
While you may be able to dismantle your kitchen sink in order to fix your faucet, a drainage problem, or a garbage disposal problem, it will be a very difficulty and dirty task that could expose you to harmful bacteria or chemicals. The best course of action is to contact our team of licensed professionals at Wrench It Up. We will inspect your situation, inform you about the issues at hand, and provide the best solutions at affordable prices. We will teach you how to prevent kitchen sink plumbing problems happening in the future, and maintain the proper functioning of your plumbing system.