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3_common_sink_problems.jpgWhether it’s your bathroom or your kitchen sink, clogged drains and leaky faucets can be bothersome.

Kitchen, laundry and bathroom sinks get clogged for various reason, such as:

  • Lint
  • Hair
  • Cooking oils and grease
  • food 
  • Soap scum

There are plenty of articles you can read about to learn how to unclog a sink drain, but rarely can you find an article that explains what the common sink problem is a result from and how you can try to fix it.

The following are 3 most common sink problems and how you can try to fix them.

1. Broken Garbage disposal

If your kitchen sink is clogging, it may be due to a faulty or broken garbage disposal. There is a simple way you can try and fix it; Simply, reset it by pushing the red button underneath the disposal and it should be back up and running.

However, there may be something larger at play, so if your garbage disposal is still not properly working, then, you may want to contact a professional plumber who is can take an experience look at it or conduct a video inspection and get to the root of the problem.

2. Clogged drain

Bathroom, kitchen and laundry room sinks are prone to clogging and sewage problems since they are exposed to so many types of debris. There are many different ways you can unclog a clogged drain, for example, you an use chemical unclogging agents or a professional may hydrojet your sink. 

However, you can also just whip out that handy plunger and attempt to unclog it manually; though, it may help to use some drain cleaner to help loosen the clogging substances.

3. Leaky faucet

Leaky faucets are also a common sink problem that often go unnoticed or their result can be misdiagnosed with another problem. How can you determine if your faucet is leaking without having to call a plumber?

On the occasion that sediment builds up, you can inspect the aerator-- where the water comes out-- by unscrewing it. 

If you need assistance pinpointing or resolving your common sink problems, then contact our pipes and faucets professionals today.

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Topics: Drain Cleaning, Leak Detection, sink problems, faucet repair