When it comes to plumbing in a kitchen sink, most of us feel desperate and will usually seek the help of an experienced plumber from Αποφράξεις Αναγνώστου. But even if the plumber is sometimes the only solution, there are some problems in the kitchen sink plumbing that you can solve yourself in the first phase.
See what are the most common problems in the kitchen sink plumbing to know what to do before you finally decide to call a plumber.
Low water pressure
A reduced water flow means that the water supply system has a low water supply pressure. Usually, however, the main cause is that the metal filter has accumulated salts in the faucet.
It often happens that the salts contained in the water, such as calcium, settle and in time block the outflow of water from the filter to the tap. This prevents water from running freely. In fact, if in the area where your property is located, the water supply network has water with a high content of salts, then there is a risk that you often have such problems in the kitchen sink faucet.
You can clean the salts that collect at the tap nozzle by unscrewing the metal filter on the edge of the battery and soaking it in white vinegar for a few hours. Clean it carefully with an old toothbrush to remove salts from the filter mesh. And you will see that its metal will soon shine again.
Screw it back into the sink faucet. The water after that should run comfortably from your tap. You can often repeat this easy cleaning of the filter at the faucet to facilitate the flow of water, in case the problem is due to salts.
There is of course the case that the whole issue is due to the low pressure of the water supply network in your area. In this case you should call the plumber to do the necessary technical work to adjust the water pressure to normal levels.
Leak in the kitchen sink faucet
It is true that when the faucet in the kitchen sink drips, then you need to call a plumber. However before calling the plumber, take the trouble to check if this water leak is due to a simple plumbing problem. First find out where the leak is coming from.
For example, if it starts near the base of the battery then the faucet hose may be worn. Such plumbing minor problems occur frequently and to a large extent, especially when the sink is old or worn. If you have a mastery of craftsmanship you could do it yourself.
You should also pay special attention to traces of moisture and leaks as they can cause more damage, such as damaging kitchen cabinets.Caution! Whenever you check the plumbing supply in the kitchen sink for various malfunctions or damages, remember to turn off the water supply first.
Clogged sink in the kitchen
This is another common problem in the plumbing of a home. It happens in many households that the drain of the sink in the kitchen becomes clogged and blocked. This way the water in the sink is not removed. The sink drain may be clogged with grease, detergent, food scraps and soap. All of these together accumulate on the walls of the drain pipe in the kitchen sink and cause clogging.
Most homeowners do not use enough water to flush out food scraps that fall from the kitchen sink into the drain. The result is that they collect in the branches of the sewer pipe under the sink and prevent the proper drainage of water. We have to be very careful about what we throw in the sewer to avoid leaks and clogging.
Although in such cases you should seek help from a professional plumber , sometimes you can solve this problem on your own. Before calling the plumber try to use a clogging suction cup to remove the water that has stagnated in the sink.
If even after using the suction cup the water stagnates or the drainage is done slowly, then you can use a special cleaning solution, suitable for kitchen sinks, which you will find on the market. These cleaners can work effectively to remove grease and debris that has accumulated in the sink drain pipe.
If you see that the cleaners do not work, do not insist, because there is a possibility of causing more damage to the piping. Here we must say that the action of chemical cleaners releases heat, which if it is outside the limits of strength of pipes, can destroy them.
Beware of chemical cleaners : Commercial cleaners can help the situation, but because they are chemical their use requires special care. Follow the instructions for use on the product.
If the kitchen sink is completely clogged and the water has stagnated, do not use chemical cleaners. Avoid using cleaners especially if you have a kitchen sink full of water that does not leak. There is a risk of injury.
Call the plumber immediately , for professional blockage and cleaning of the drain pipes of your sink.
Water leakage in the sink pipes
We usually understand that the sink pipes are leaking when the floor of the cupboard under the sink has been watered with water. The leak may be due to either a fault in the water supply pipe or a fault in the drain pipe (pipette). If the damage is due to the water supply pipe, then we see permanent drops of water or just moisture on the pipe, in places where there is a crack or in its joints.
If the fault is due to the drain pipe, then leakage only occurs if water is running into the sink. The most common causes of this damage are:
- the siphon is clogged with rubbish, so the water due to the pressure created comes out of the joints if they are not tightened well. In this case we follow the steps described above.
- the joints of the joints are loose, so if you have the right tools and are a little skilled, you can fix it yourself.
- there is a crack in the plastic siphon of the sink, due to a defective construction or due to the passage of high temperature water, which does not meet its construction specifications.
- there should be corrosion and crack in the metal siphon of the sink.
Replacing the entire pipette is the only solution if:
- you have pipettes with cracks
- pipettes that leak even after cleaning
- rusted metal pipettes
pipettes with connectors that no matter how tight you tighten them, do not seal.