Our Local NH and MA Plumbers Handle Kitchen Plumbing Repairs and Remodeling
From leaky faucets and pipes to clogged kitchen sinks, we can solve your problem.
Clogged sinks and drains. Leaky faucets and pipes. Poor water flow. Trouble with your garbage disposal. Our experienced plumbing technicians are skilled at fixing any kitchen plumbing problem you may face.
When something isn’t functioning properly in your kitchen it can have a big impact on your day-to-day life, so we’re committed to solving your problem as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. The majority of our calls for kitchen plumbing repairs are about clogged drains that need to be snaked. But we’re also equipped to install new sinks or appliances, do major pipe overhauls and handle whatever kitchen plumbing problems may be disrupting your life.
Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems
Problem: Clogged kitchen sink or drain
Potential Causes/Solutions: Chemical drain-cleaning products are popular for treating clogs, but they have high toxicity levels, are tough on the environment and, by some accounts, can cause damage to pipes. Instead consider trying hot water and vinegar with your plunger as a home remedy. A handy homeowner may also wish to check the trap, the U-shaped section of pipe under the sink. However, if the clog is further down the system, you’ll likely need a plumbing technician equipped with a power snake. Grease and food debris are the No. 1 culprits.
Problem: Leaky kitchen faucet
Potential Causes/Solutions: Kitchen faucet leaks are often the result of wear and tear. Homeowners attempting to dismantle the faucet and repair it by replacing washers and O-rings should be sure to first turn off the water supply using the knobs underneath the sink. Repairing or replacing the faucet are the only two options, and while some homeowners feel confident enough to try the job themselves, most are more comfortable calling in a trained technician.
Problem: Garbage disposal woes
Potential Causes/Solutions: Your garbage disposal system is designed to liquefy food waste before it goes down the drain. But the internal mechanisms can become dull over time, leaving the discarded food in chunks rather than a liquefied form; this can cause a foul odor in your kitchen. The disposal unit can also get jammed by such items as a bone or a plastic cap. In either case, when attempting to diagnose or fix the problem it is essential to turn off the power switch; and the safest approach is to kill the power at your circuit breaker as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you have any tips regarding preventive maintenance?
A: Bio-Clean is a blend of natural bacteria and enzymes that can be poured down kitchen and bathroom drains every month or so to attack organic wastes like grease, hair, food particles, paper, cotton and sewage. It’s an effective preventive solution and it’s safe for people, your plumbing and the environment.
Q: What might be causing discoloration in my tap water?
A: Discolored tap water can indicate a potential problem with your water heater. Or it can signal rusted piping – particularly in homes where galvanized steel piping has begun to rust from the inside out. When this is the case, options include replacing the rusted sections with PEX or copper piping.
Q: What are some do’s and don’ts for my garbage disposal?
A: Avoid putting pasta, rice and think-skinned fruit or vegetable peels down the disposal. Bones and grease are other big no-nos. Direct food waste into the unit a little at a time rather than all at once – with the disposal already on and with cold water running (hot water can overheat the machinery and potentially shorten its lifespan). Feeding 2 cups of ice cubes into the disposal once a month will help key parts stay sharp and clean; occasionally adding small peels of lemon rind will help keep it smelling fresh.
Q: Will running hot water help cooking grease go down the drain?
A: Of course, you should avoid allowing any grease into your kitchen piping. But because a little bit is practically inevitable, it’s a better idea to run some cold water – hot water melts the grease into the piping and can create buildups faster, whereas cold water helps solidify the grease and carry it through your system.
Contact us today to learn more about our kitchen plumbing services.