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Common Kitchen Plumbing Concerns You Should Know About

Unfortunately, many homeowners experience plumbing issues in their homes due to a lack of maintenance, inspection, or repair. So, they end up suffering from inconveniences and bigger problems because they’ve failed to address them.

If you don’t want the same thing to happen to you, you should know about the common kitchen plumbing concerns that most homeowners experience. This way, you will know what to do in case you experience the same issue in your home. 

Here are the most common kitchen plumbing concerns you should know about: 

Issue #1: Low Water Pressure From Faucets

This issue is the most common one. However, some homeowners just ignore this because they think it’s not a severe issue that needs to be addressed. They are hopeful that the water pressure will go back to normal in just a couple of days, thinking that the problem is from their water provider. 

However, low water pressure in your faucets might be because of a clogged aerator. The aerator is the small circular grate screwed onto the opening tip of your faucet. You can easily unscrew it and brush it with a wire brush. But, if it does not help, you may need to check the pipes that lead to your faucet. Check your meter outside your house. See if the dial is turned all the way on because someone may have just neglected to turn the valve correctly. 

If none of these works, you may need to contact a professional plumber to inspect your pipes and assess why you have low water pressure in your faucets. 

Issue #2: Faucet Leaks

Another common issue that needs to be addressed are faucet leaks because that can significantly increase your water bill. If you notice this issue in your kitchen sink, it may be because of your worn-out washer. It may also be because of a worn-out O-ring seal. Whatever the cause, you should do something about your leaking faucet; otherwise, you’ll be surprised at your monthly water bill. 

Issue #3: Clogged Sink

Perhaps you have already experienced this in your kitchen. Don’t worry; you are not alone because many homeowners also encounter this issue. But, if you have this issue, it’s worth worrying about. It will not only prevent you from using your sink, but it can also cause a flood in your kitchen if you continue using your clogged sink. 

A clogged sink is usually caused by a buildup of material in the pipes below the sink. Over time, grease and soap scum can accumulate in your kitchen sinks, and hair can also catch in the pipes in the bathroom, resulting in clogs and floods. But, if the clog is not caused by the pipe under your sink, there may be a clog further down the pipe. If this is the case, you should insert a snake tube to clear out the obstructions or call a professional plumber for help. 

Conclusion

These issues may seem like they’re not a big deal, but they can cause you and your family inconvenience over time. Why? Because they can damage your property, and you may end up spending a lot of money on repair, replacement, and water bills. So, to prevent those from happening, you should immediately address these issues once you notice them in your home. 

If you need plumbing services in Abbotsford, Bromac has got you covered! We are always ready to offer plumbing and heating solutions in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, and are willing to go above and beyond to serve our customers. Schedule a service today!

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An Update From Bromac
Regarding COVID-19

We understand that times are tough and as an essential service, we will be staying open for all emergency and non-emergency calls.

Materials may start to run dry but we have done our best to order trucks filled with water heaters, furnaces, pipe and other materials to prep for potential shortages.

If there are any jobs you know you need done in the next while, please book with us ASAP so we can consider further material orders. For unexpected/less common emergency calls, we will do our best to stock less common parts to be able to assist in such cases. For all drain cleaning jobs, our machines are ready for the task.

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