Kitchen plumbing repairs can sometimes be rather simple. While most of us are more likely to see an emergency plumbing problem right away, small problems can occur over time as a result of wear and tear on our plumbing. This can lead to long term damage that can cost you money in the future.
A common problem that can cause a leaky kitchen is a broken pipe. A broken pipe in your kitchen can often be the result of a defective pipe or device, including busted fixtures, clogged pipes, or clogged drains. While minor leaks will usually only require a plumber to be sent to fix them, more serious ones may require expert plumbing repairs. Here are some tips for checking your kitchen plumbing:
* Check your drains for blockages – If you’re not certain whether your kitchen drains have blockages, get yourself a drain snake. Drain snakes are a great tool for detecting blocked drains in even the smallest of cracks. They’re very reliable, easy to use, and inexpensive – especially when you compare them with the cost of replacing a broken pipe.
* Check your faucets and sinks – If you see any signs of wear on the plumbing in your sink or faucet, you may need to replace them. You may also want to get a new plunger so that your water flows easier. Also, if you notice that your faucets or sinks are clogged, you may need to get them cleaned by professional plumbers. This is not a big job – you can do it yourself, but you’ll need to buy a plunger that is designed for the type of sink or faucet that you have. This way, you’ll avoid further damage to the sink or faucet and make it more likely for them to function properly.
* It’s a good idea to check your gas line at your home as well. If you find that the lines in your kitchen are clogged or corroded, they may be hard to clean and could eventually lead to costly repairs. It’s best to avoid using gas if possible because you can end up with serious damage to your plumbing.
* Sometimes these repairs are so small they don’t even require a plumber to come out. But because your kitchen is an integral part of your house, it’s not an option to take lightly. Don’t wait until the problem becomes a huge one – your kitchen’s plumbing should be a place where you feel safe and comfortable, not a place to hide the problem.