Is something wrong with your kitchen sink? While it might always be piled high with dirty dishes, that’s not something a professional plumber can help you with. That said if it breaks down, or the drain runs too slowly, then you’re in luck. There is something up with your kitchen sink that a plumber can address. Let’s find out what that could be.
The Drain is Slow
One of the most frustrating problems with any kitchen sink is when the drain is too slow. Food debris, oils, grease, and fats are all the possible culprits behind what’s clogging your drain. To prevent these problems, don’t pour these substances down your sink drain. Although you could use a sink plunger, it might not help. That’s why you might need professional help.
Not Enough Water Pressure
You might not think of water pressure as a problem that can affect your kitchen sink. But that’s where you’d be wrong. If you find that the water pressure is too low, turn off the sink and go check on the other faucets in your home. The water main for your neighborhood could have burst, cutting off the water supply to your house. It’s also likely that there is a leak somewhere you haven’t found, or the aerator in the sink is malfunctioning. Do what you can to fix the aerator, but if you discover that this isn’t helping, then you might have problems with hard water.
The Faucet Leaks
If you hear the telltale steady dripping sound that drives you up a wall, then you have a leaky faucet. Ordinarily, this won’t be much of a problem unless your bedroom is near the kitchen. Getting enough sleep is important, but so is saving water. After all, water isn’t free. Try tightening the faucet, because it’s possible that it’s loose. If that didn’t make a difference, then you’ll need the help of a professional plumber.
The Drain Line Needs Help
Then again, the problem could be caused by your garbage disposal. If that’s the case, then something is wrong with the drain line. You won’t be able to deal with this clog using plungers or drain snakes. Liquid drain cleaners won’t help, either. If this is the problem you’re having, then you’ll need to call a plumber!
All of Your Plumbing Needs from Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your dripping faucet (or just about anything else plumbing related!). We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.