When to Call in the Professionals for a Kitchen Sink Issue

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We often don’t think of it, but the kitchen sink plays a central part in our daily lives. From getting water for the coffee pot in the morning to washing vegetables at night, we depend on it. However, when your kitchen sink is manifesting problems, you realize just how much you really depend on it every single day. Unfortunately, kitchen sink problems can be tricky. There are many issues you can resolve yourself in a rather timely and hassle-free manner, but many more that you cannot. It is important to know when it is time to throw in the DIY towel and call a professional plumbing service to make sure things get done right as well as in a timely manner.

Garbage Disposal Issues

If your garbage disposal isn’t being effective, draining properly, or is making strange noises, your first step should always be to make sure it is turned off and take a look with a flashlight. Sometimes the problem is a simple one. There may be a foreign object inside it affecting the performance like fork or a small dish, which can be easily removed. Sometimes food items that ought not to have been put in – like potato peels – found their way in and can cause blockages. In these cases, all the garbage disposal needs is to be cleaned out by hand.

However, if you inspect the garbage disposal and everything is clean and clear, this is when it is time to call in a professional for the issue. The act of taking apart a garbage disposal is something best left for a professional hand that can quickly and safely assess what the problem is so it can be fixed quickly.

Kitchen Grain Drainage Issues

Everyone is accustomed to cleaning a blocked drain themselves. However, if you rely on chemical drain cleaners to tackle bathroom drain blockages, you should perhaps think twice before using one on your kitchen drain. Not only are chemical drain cleaners very hard on your pipes, but you probably don’t want chemical residue left behind on the area where you rinse your food.

Kitchen sinks should always be unclogged using a non-chemical method such as a snake for the best and safest results for your pipes. If you don’t have a snake in your DIY tool belt, you can bet a professional does, and they know how to use it. Furthermore, they can help assess why your kitchen sink was clogged in the first place. Unlike a bathroom drain, a hair clog usually isn’t the cause, but a professional can advise you on what shouldn’t go down the drain.

Kitchen Drain Leak Issues

A faucet leak, even if it is just a slow dribble, doesn’t seem like an issue, but it can cost you gallons of precious – and expensive – water per year. While faucet leaks aren’t difficult to fix, many homeowners don’t know where to start. If you have experience fixing leaks or have a good understanding of how a faucet works to diagnose the leak, you could do it yourself. However, in order to save precious water or to get the kitchen sink up and running in decent time, it is best to make a call to the professionals.

Need Help? Contact Our Kitchen Drain Cleaning Professionals

If you have discovered a kitchen sink problem and have decided it that it is above your DIY know-how to fix, it is time to call in the professionals to get it fixed. Contact us today to see what SOS Drain & Sewer can do to fix your problem. From the kitchen sink to the trench drain, we can help you with any problem that is causing your water not to flow.