3 Common Sink Repairs

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Your kitchen sink sees a lot of action: dirty dishes, dirty pans from cooking, basic washing and drying. With this much work, you likely have to make some kind of repairs at some point. Because of the type of use your kitchen plumbing sees, there are a few common problems that occur fairly regularly with kitchen plumbing. It can be tempting to resolve kitchen plumbing issues in your Blaine home on your own, but unless you know exactly what you are doing, it’s best to call for a plumbing expert, like the ones at Air Mechanical, Inc. Our trained and certified plumbing experts bring 30 years of experience with them to each job, so if you are having kitchen plumbing problems, give us a call right away. Common Repairs Here are some of the common repairs our plumbers see when it comes to kitchen plumbing: Leaking Faucets That drip, drip, drip from your kitchen faucet is more than annoying – it’s wasting literally gallons of water each week, which is something you may see in your water bill. The constantly dripping water can also erode certain types of sinks and create rust stains, which can be a challenge to remove. Faucets typically leak due to worn or broken seals and washers, which is a repair your plumber can complete quickly. Clogs There are three main culprits when it comes to kitchen clogs: food waste, FOG (fats, oils and grease) and soap scum. Food waste can easily lodge inside your pipes, causing blockages, and FOG and soap scum cling to the inside of the pipes and create build-up. It is never a good idea to use over-the-counter drain cleaners to remove a clog as these types of cleaners are caustic and can do damage to your pipes for weeks to come. Instead, call for an expert who can clean your pipes effectively without causing any damage. New Caulk Caulk helps hold your sink in place and creates a seal so that water can’t fall between the areas where the sink meets the counters. Caulk can age and crack, allowing water to enter into these smalls space, causing water damage and possible erosion. Just because repairs may be common doesn’t mean they are easy and can be handled by anyone. If you are experiencing problems with your kitchen plumbing in Blaine, call the experts you can count on: Air Mechanical, Inc.

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