The kitchen is one of the most important and used rooms in the house and maintenance is very important. Sweeping, cleaning, mopping and taming out the trash are basic maintenance activities carried out in the kitchen but there is more to take note of. Pipes, fixtures, and appliances are an aspect of the kitchen that needs proper maintenance but gets little or none in some cases. Some maintenance tips should be known and followed in order to improve longevity and avoid major issues with your kitchen plumbing system.
Here are some plumbing maintenance tips to help maintain your plumbing system in the kitchen
Inspect For Leaks
A pipe leak is a common plumbing problem and is expensive to fix. Detecting it early and fixing it immediately helps prevent excessive repair. A thorough inspection for signs of damage, such as rust, crack, corrosion, excessive condensation and discoloration should be done frequently. You should call kitchen plumbers in Houston immediately after a leak problem is detected.
At some point in time, your kitchen sink is expected to clog because of the drain. Being mindful of what goes into the sink is the best way to prevent clogs from forming. Clogging is mostly caused by oil, fat, eggshells, coffee grounds, and starchy foods (potatoes and rice). Pouring hot or boiling water down your kitchen drain is the simplest way to fix a kitchen clog. Make sure there is as little water as possible in the sink before pouring the hot water. About half a cup of salt can be poured down the drain in the case of stubborn clogs. If the boiling water isn’t effective a plumber snake can be used to dislodge the clog. In the case where you can’t use a plumber snake, it’s best to call a plumber to help fix it.
The faucet can have plumbing issues over time because of the amount of its use. Keeping the aerators clean ensures long-lasting use of the faucet. A blocked faucet prevents the proper flow of water. The small opening in the aerator is blocked by a lime buildup of sediment, resulting in lower water pressure and leakage in some cases. To clean a blocked faucet you have to detach the aerator and soak it in a vinegar solution to remove gunky buildup. The sediment can also be removed with a brush.
Food debris, greasy substances and large kitchen scraps shouldn’t be allowed into the dishwasher. These substances harm the garbage disposal by dulling the blades and causing blockages. Dishwashers can be cleaned by running it on the lowest setting with a vinegar solution or diluted bleach in the bottom of the unit to clean the mould.
The hose (if it has a water line) of the refrigerator should be maintained to avoid blockage or leakage. Unhook the hose using the user manual to flush clean it.
The kitchen plumbing system isn’t something that should be overlooked. Proper care should be taken to ensure the preparation of hygienic and healthy meals. You can contact us for plumbing problems, we provide emergency plumbing services.