How often does your kitchen flood? It might not always be from the sink. More likely than not, it has something to do with the dishwasher. Many problems can happen, and you need to stay on top of them so they don’t become worse. Your dishes can often get out of hand, cluttering your kitchen and making it next to impossible to get any cooking or cleaning done. Here is a guide to dealing with a clogged dishwasher!
Odd Gurgling Sounds
First of all, you’ll have to decode what the odd gurgling sounds coming from your dishwasher mean. The drains are complaining that something is wrong, so you will need to figure out what is going on as soon as possible. After all, the clogs could be located in the sewer lines or the secondary lines and not in the appliance at all. This sound means you have to call for a plumber right away. Hiring a trustworthy plumber can make more of a difference than you might expect – so give the team at Master Plumbing a call today!
Dealing with Slow Drains
Slow drains are another issue you will have to contend with. The dishwasher and sink need to be able to drain so that it won’t flood the kitchen, or in some cases, your entire home. Slow drains are a sign of a clog starting to form. Flooding can be easily avoided, so do everything you can to keep it from happening.
What’s Up with Water Backups?
Water backups are another vexing issue that you will have to unravel. Discovering the source of the blockage doesn’t need to be complicated. To prevent backups from happening, wait until after the dishwasher has finished to run other appliances or plumbing systems, such as the shower. Also, try running the garbage disposal to remove traces of food debris after turning off the dishwasher.
Investigating Water Residue
Like water backups, you’ll also have to deal with the problem of water residue. Hard water can make life hard on the drains, so that’s why you might see puddles forming at the bottom of the dishwasher or if there is an unusual amount of steam and condensation.
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