When you think of potential residential plumbing problems, you probably think about the bathroom first. Between the toilet, the shower, and the sink, the chances of an issue popping up is usually higher in the bathroom. However, that doesn’t mean that your kitchen should be neglected. To keep your kitchen running smoothly, watch out for these three common problems that our team at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. sees every day.

Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

1. Broken or Leaking Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is a hard-working and often abused appliance. It runs on a very powerful motor and often deals with food debris that it wasn’t made for. To prolong the life of your garbage disposal, be sure to only dispose of small amounts of foods that are easy to grind up. If you aren’t sure, do a quick Google search before putting questionable items into it. And, if your disposal stops running or begins leaking, it likely needs professional repairs or replacement.

2. Frequently Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are a problem anywhere in a home, but they pose a specific problem in kitchens because of buildup from food, fats, oils, and grease. When your kitchen drains are clogging often, it likely means you’ve got a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. This can be as basic as calling our plumbers for drain cleaning, so don’t wait to address this problem!

3. Leaky Kitchen Faucet

Leaks are never a good sign anywhere in your home. Not only is the constant drip-drip-drip sound annoying, but it’s also a waste of water and can lead to water damage. Sometimes, a leaky faucet can be easily fixed by replacing the washers; however, if your faucet is especially worn down, you probably need to replace the whole thing. Finally, watch out for leaks at the base of the faucet, as these types of leaks need to be evaluated by a professional.

From common kitchen plumbing problems to water heaters and reverse osmosis systems, the skilled team at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. is your plumber of choice in Kokomo and the surrounding areas. Contact us (765) 450-4008 and speak to our friendly staff today to request our expert plumbing services.