Monday, October 21, 2013

Having Problems with the Kitchen Sink?

If you are having problems with plumbing in your kitchen, there is a very good chance the sink is the issue. This is the area that is heavily used and it can become a nightmare to try to cook when it becomes clogged. While the majority of issues that are faced will include a malfunctioning garbage disposal or broken drain baskets, clogged drains and leaky faucets are also going to be a concern. With so many different concerns to deal with, you might find yourself calling a Waukesha plumber out to take care of the issue at hand. However, some simple basic treatments can be done to reduce the amount of time the plumber spends at your home, or to even solve a minor problem for a fraction of the cost.

At your sink’s faucet, if you begin to experience frequent leaks or clogs, you may need to take apart the head of the faucet and look at the aerator. This is the area which the area runs from. As you are doing this, see if you notice any buildup that could be causing the concerns you are having. Chances are there will be a great deal of buildup that once cleaned, will solve the problem. If however there is nothing that can be the cause of the leak, you may need to call out a local plumber to take care of the job.

Another problem you are most likely going to end up dealing with will be the clogged drain, especially when you are dealing with garbage disposal units. When the disposal unit begins to malfunction, food and other particles can become trapped beneath it. As the buildup continues, it can cause the unit to stick and the motor to burn out. Fortunately, with the right tool, you can manually turn the unit and free it up and that will allow you to run hot water through the pipes to solve the problem. If possible, you can follow that with a natural enzyme cleaner that will help to break down contaminants and leave you with a better functioning system.

The most important thing for you to remember is that while some of the problems you encounter with the kitchen sink can be handled on your own, you do need to know when to call out your local plumber. These professionals will have the knowledge and expertise to get your sink back and running at peak performance in no time and it also helps to avoid any unnecessary damage that could be caused if someone were to pour harsh chemicals down the sink or attempt to fix the pipes and had no idea about what they were doing.