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Plumbing Tip: Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

We rely heavily on our plumbing systems in Phoenix, AZ. They often seem to operate so autonomously that they are easy to take for granted. Because of the amount of use that they get, especially in the kitchen, they are subject to more wear and tear than other systems within the house. When plumbing problems arise, it is best to ensure that they are taken care of as soon as possible by a professional Phoenix plumber. DIY patch-jobs may hold you over for a little while, but the root of the problem may cause issues elsewhere, or come back worse than ever. Below are some common kitchen plumbing problems. For superior Phoenix AZ plumbing services, call The Sunny Plumber today!

  • Garbage disposal jam. The garbage disposal was invented to reduce the amount of food waste that ended up in the trash. It is a relatively simple device that grinds and mashes up small bits of food. If yours is jammed, first try hitting the reset button on the bottom of the device. If that doesn’t work, then there is probably something lodged within the hopper or blades. Fixing a garbage disposal can be dangerous so make sure you turn it off and call a plumber to come take a look.
  • Leaky faucet. A leaky faucet can not only irritate you—especially when you’re trying to sleep!—it can also lead to substantial increases in your water bill. Leaks don’t tend to go away on their own, so if that leaky faucet is driving you up the wall, make sure you get it professionally repaired.
  • Clogged drain. Even with a garbage disposal, our kitchen drains can get clogged from time to time. It’s important that you use a food stopper in your drains to reduce the risk of major clogs, although sometimes they are inevitable. Grease, oils, fats, and larger food scraps can begin to accumulate on the inside of your pipes, thus leading to partial and complete blockages. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can actually damage your piping.

If you have a plumbing problem in your kitchen, don’t hesitate to call the Phoenix plumbing experts at The Sunny Plumber today!

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