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Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Issues

Nov 12, 2015

Kitchen sink plumbing issues tend to happen with a certain degree of regularity. It makes sense when you think about the work you put that sink through on a daily basis. You’re rinsing off plates, running the garbage disposal, washing your hands, filling the mop bucket and any number of other tasks.

We’ve compiled a few of the most common kitchen sink plumbing issues so you’ll have a better idea of what to look out for.

Dripping and Leaky Faucets

One of the most common and annoying problems is a leaking kitchen faucet. When you think about all the moving parts, gaskets and other components, it’s really no surprise that the faucet will spring a leak every once in a while.

When this happens, your first priority should be finding out exactly where the leak is coming from. The fix could be as easy as tightening down a loose connection. If it’s not so easily handled, you may want to call in a plumber, or decide if it is time to replace your faucet altogether.

Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is the workhorse of your kitchen sink. It should come as no surprise that garbage disposal breakdowns are another one of the more common kitchen sink plumbing issues. If you find yours is not working correctly, try hitting the reset button on the bottom of the disposal.

If it still doesn’t work, it’s a good idea to call in a professional plumber. Trying to unclog or fix a garbage disposal could lead to injury if you don’t have the right tools or experience. At Donley Service Center, we have a fully licensed and bonded plumbing department ready to help you out. Call 602-870-6840 if you need a plumber.

Clogged Drains and Pipes

Considering all the stuff that goes down your kitchen sink, it’s really only a matter of time before you get a clog. While drain cleaning liquids available at the grocery store will sometimes offer temporary relief, a professional cleaning is really the best way to ensure clogs get taken care of for the long term.

Donley Service Center plumbers frequently handle clogged pipes. Sometimes an auger, which is also known as a plumbing snake, can be used to unclog pipes and resolve your kitchen sink plumbing issues. This job is best left to a professional plumber because using these tools without proper training could potentially damage your pipes.

We also perform a jetting service using specialized equipment to blast high-pressured water through your pipes. This method is very effective and comes with a one-year no clog guarantee when you choose Donley Service Center to do the work.

Call Us to Fix Any Kitchen Sink Plumbing Issue

Our qualified plumbing staff is ready to help you take care of any issue you may have. Give us a call at 602-870-6840 to set up an appointment. We also handle emergencies. Trust Donley when you need a job done fast and done right.