When it comes to residential plumbing systems, the highest concentration of visible plumbing fixtures and components is either in the bathroom or the kitchen. These are certainly the areas where homeowners have the most direct interaction with their plumbing systems. They are also areas where plumbing problems often present themselves, are there is so much plumbing exposed in these areas. Today, we want to provide you with a few tips to keep your kitchen plumbing in Largo, FL functioning properly.
While there are certainly problems that will develop with your plumbing system that are beyond your control, the fact of the matter is that many problems get much worse than they should due to inaction on the part of the homeowner. Sometimes, the problem itself could have been avoided entirely had the homeowner acted with a bit more care. With these kitchen plumbing tips in mind, you can save yourself some serious headaches and inconvenience–and even some money, as well.
Your Garbage Disposal Has Limits
The garbage disposal is one of the best options available for making your home kitchen a more convenient place. However, the garbage disposal is also a common point of trouble in kitchen plumbing systems. This is because some homeowners simply fail to keep in mind that their garbage disposals have limits. You cannot put anything and everything down a disposal.
Very hard items, such as fruit pits, could damage the mechanisms. Fibrous materials, like celery stalks, could get wrapped up in the system and wind up putting a lot of strain on its motor. Perhaps most importantly, FOG, or fats, oil, and grease, will congeal in the pipes when it cools down. That can lead to serious clogs. Using your garbage disposal properly will help you to prevent such problems.
Small Leaks Are Big Trouble
One of the most common problems that you may encounter with your plumbing system is a leaky faucet. But, hey, it’s not that big of a deal–right? Wrong! While a leaky faucet may not qualify as a plumbing emergency, it is a serious issue that you should have resolved promptly. You see, the water that such leaks waste over time will really add up.
According to the EPA, a leaky faucet dripping “at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons” of water in a single year! That is a serious amount of waste. It is also water that you are going to wind up paying for, wasted or not.
Leave Drain Clogs to Professionals
At some point, you are going to wind up with a clogged kitchen drain. It is pretty much unavoidable, even if you are careful to keep drain traps in place and you use your garbage disposal properly. When your drain does clog, don’t go reaching for harsh chemical cleaners.
Instead, contact a member of our team. Our drain cleaning professionals have the tools and training that they need to get the job done right. When it comes to your kitchen sink and its drain, you want lasting results, not a temporary and ineffectual fix.
Schedule your kitchen plumbing services with Experts Plumbing Services, LLC.