It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional chef or a ramen noodle pro; you rely on your kitchen plumbing to work properly every day. And when something goes wrong, it isn’t just inconvenient. It can be devastating. At B&D Plumbing, we are here to help make sure that your plumbing systems are working smoothly and efficiently. To do that, we have written down some of the most common kitchen plumbing problems that we notice, along with a couple of simple fixes that can help get your system back up to speed. If you feel as if you can’t conduct these plumbing repairs well enough, call B&D Plumbing today. Read on to learn more about common kitchen plumbing repairs.
Leaky Kitchen Faucets
If you are dealing with a leaky or dripping kitchen faucet, it might be due to a widespread cause: a worn-down O-ring at the faucet spout’s very base. Fortunately, if your O-ring is the culprit, you can fix this problem with ease, but you will have to take apart the faucet. After you have located your worn O-ring, just replace it with a new one and then reassemble the faucet. If you don’t feel comfortable taking apart the faucet, or you’re sure that the O-ring isn’t the primary source of the problem, a plumber can inspect the faucet and your plumbing system for any signs of leakage. They can help significantly with any other kitchen plumbing repairs that you may have too.
Non-Functional or Jammed Up Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposal issues are almost always due to improper use. If you have putting food items in your disposal that the apparatus isn’t designed to handle, they can quickly clog up the entire system, making it temporarily or even permanently inoperable. To fix up a clogged or non-operable functional disposal, calling a plumber is your best bet. To make sure that your garbage disposal maintains a long-term functionality after it’s been repaired, avoid grinding up the following items:
– Seafood shells and bones
– Coffee grinds
– Vegetables that are fibrous
– Nuts, oils, fats, and greasy items
– Foods that contain starches, like rice, potatoes, and pasta
Get in Touch With B&D Today!
Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!