Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Problems

The kitchen sink is at the center of your kitchen and most of your food preparation and clean-up. When sink problems strike in the kitchen, you’ll notice them right away and want them fixed as soon as possible. Below are the most frequent problems that can a plague kitchen sink.

A leaky faucet
The drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet can be annoying in a bathroom sink beside a bedroom. You might be more likely to ignore it with a kitchen sink—but don’t! This is a large cumulative waste of water. If tightening up the faucet head does remedy this, you may need a plumber on the job to fix cracks in the faucet or possibly replace it. If the leaking is coming from around the base of the faucet, the problem is more serious and we recommend contacting a professional right away.

Drop in water pressure
If the water pressure at the kitchen sink drops to a trickle, the cause is likely silt or hard water deposits trapped in the aerator. Unscrew the aerator and clean it out. If this is happening frequently, however, you might have hard water, and we advise you look into installing a whole-house water softener. If you notice low water pressure at multiple taps, something bigger is wrong. It may be a municipal issue that will be cleared up soon. A worst-case scenario is your water main is leaking.

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