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Kitchen Care 101: Simple Care and Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Just like any plumbing system in your home, the kitchen’s plumbing is just as important when it comes to daily duties. Whether you cook a lot or just occasionally, keeping pipes in your kitchen in good condition is integral to making sure you have a good experience. Keeping the kitchen faucet running consistently and the garbage disposal clear of back-ups is something that should always be prioritized to avoid large scale damages or bad leaks. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips for kitchen utilities:

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Just like any plumbing system in your home, the kitchen’s plumbing is just as important when it comes to daily duties. Whether you cook a lot or just occasionally, keeping pipes in your kitchen in good condition is integral to making sure you have a good experience. Keeping the kitchen faucet running consistently and the garbage disposal clear of back-ups is something that should always be prioritized to avoid large scale damages or bad leaks. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips for kitchen utilities:

Kitchen Faucets

Some problems regarding the kitchen faucet are lime buildups in the aerator attached to the opening. If you experience low water pressure coming out of the faucet, this is often the result of these buildups due to blockages of certain holes. Sediments from the water may also build up over time, which means you need to clean out the aerator from time to time. If you still have one in relatively decent condition, you will be able to unscrew it from the faucet by hand and clean it using proper cleaning materials and tools. Otherwise, an old one would likely require pliers and other tools to loosen it, which may then need a replacement.

Kitchen Sink Clogs

When you do the cleaning of dishes or when you clean vegetables and other food products, they may cause clogs in your drain. This often causes horrible stenches in your home and can prevent water waste from being flushed into pipes away from your home. The trick is to avoid putting hard-to-grind, stringy, or fibrous waste like poultry skins, carrots, banana peels, and other kinds of similar food wastes down the drain.

To aid in the flushing of these food wastes, run cold water down the drain for a few seconds before and after using the garbage disposal unit to flush waste through the line. To prevent horrible blockages, avoid pouring grease and oils down the drain. Instead, clean pots and pans with a paper towel before washing with water.

Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal Unit

Foul scents can emanate from the build-up of food chunks in your disposer. A few steps that plumbers recommend trying on your own are to grind ice cubes and citrus rinds in the unit, as well as pour dish detergent into it while it is running for half a minute. Rinse away the remaining debris using cold water for another half minute.

Repairing The Garbage Disposal Unit

These units operate using a motor that grinds food waste, which has a sensor that detects if the unit is overheating and shuts it off accordingly. If you experience cutoffs during operation, there may be a possible broken electrical connection. You can try fixing this by unplugging the device and pressing the reset button, then turning it off again. If this does not work, contact professional plumbing help for repairs or replacements of units.

Conclusion

When dealing with your kitchen, you will want it in tip-top shape to prevent it from emitting foul odors that can throw you off. Kitchen repairs can be prevented with proper preventive techniques that entail taking care of your faucets and garbage disposal units. If you find that your kitchen pipes are backed up, it may be time to contact a professional plumbing repair service.

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