Experiencing plumbing problems in your kitchen? You’re not alone.
Kitchen plumbing is one of the most common things our plumber in Bayside gets called out for.
Today, we’ll be sharing some of the most common issues that homeowners like you face. Most importantly, we tell you how you can fix them, too!
What are some of the most common kitchen plumbing problems?
As a “wet” room in your house, kitchens come with a lot of plumbing. Taps, drains, sinks… the list goes on.
If a problem arises with any of these crucial fixtures, plumbing maintenance may be in order… especially if you want to avoid a kitchen disaster further down the line!
Don’t wait until disaster strikes – maintaining your kitchen, even when problems seem small or insignificant, can save you considerable time and money, as well as the headache that comes with unexpected plumbing emergencies.
But enough about us – let’s get talking about the reason you’re here…
Problem 1: clogged kitchen drains
Do you let food scraps and grease go down your drain? If so , stop ASAP – you could be at risk of clogging your drain!
Unlike, say, a toilet, kitchen drains are much more narrow, and the water that’s flushed down your drain tends to be at a lower pressure than a toilet flush.
As a result, dirt, food debris and grease are much more likely to get stuck there, blocking wastewater from flowing through your drains. Not only does this stop water from flowing, but it can also make things stink!
Our Cheltenham plumbers can remove partial blockages before they get too bad, reaching deep blockages you might not be able to reach on your own.
By letting a plumber conduct a drain check, you’ll avoid clogs. In particular, we can identify drains that might be prone to blockages and replace them with a newer one that’s faster-flowing and less likely to get blocked.
Problem 2: tap and pipe leaks
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Due to frequent usage, taps and faucets are subject to high levels of wear and tear. No wonder they’re the most common type of kitchen plumbing maintenance our plumber in Bayside gets called to!
In addition to being plain annoying, both of these leaks have the potential to drive up your water bill over time – the last thing you want in an era of tightened household budgets.
Finally, leaky and burst pipes can actually be dangerous!
That’s because most kitchen pipes are installed in your walls, or under your floors. A leak here can go undetected, leading to considerable water damage to the kitchen cupboards, plaster and wooden structure around your kitchen.
At that stage, it won’t just be your plumbing that needs a fix!
Our plumbers can identify leaks in your house, wherever they may be. Once we’ve homed in on the source of the leak, we’ll get to work patching it up, protecting your home… and your wallet.
Problem 3: no hot water
When was the last time that you had your hot water system inspected? Probably too long ago to remember.
Hot water systems are complicated contraptions, with many working parts. An issue with one of these parts can result in a reduction or even total loss of hot water.
Common problems in your hot water system often start with:
- Broken and worn-out tanks
- Energy supply problems
- Tampered valves
- Faulty thermostat
If you notice that the kitchen faucet or dishwasher isn’t providing hot water any longer, we suggest calling your local hot water plumber, ASAP.
Problem 4: gas problems in the kitchen
Your plumber does more than just look after water pipes – at Watermaster Plumbing, we’re also licensed gas plumbers too.
You don’t really need us to tell you that gas leaks are dangerous.
In addition to the fire risk, gas leaks can also come with physical consequences, such as:
- Breathing problems
And the kitchen is ground zero for most gas leaks.
If you detect a gas leak originating from your cooktop, don’t hesitate – you need an emergency plumber, stat.
Our Masterful plumbers will come to the scene as soon as we can, identifying the source of the problem and fixing it.
In our experience, most of the time it’s an issue with your gas plumbing or connections. Luckily, the fundamentals are the same – pipes are pipes, after all.
We’ll work quickly and safely to ensure that gas leaks are identified and fixed as soon as possible, keeping you safe.
Why is plumbing maintenance important?
As we hope you understand by now, plumbing maintenance is designed to tackle those small, irritating problems before they escalate into larger, more costly, and more damaging disasters.
Your local plumber not only has the skills to solve these problems, but the insight and know-how to diagnose potential issues hiding deeper within your home’s plumbing. A well maintained system, where smaller issues are prompt rectified, means a healthier, safer, and more efficient home.
What’s included in plumbing maintenance?
When we attend your property to investigate and issue and provide a fix, there are a range of things we can check to ensure a healthy plumbing system. This may include:
- Damaged taps and pipes
- Water pressure and temperature
- Corrosion or rust
- Clogs and blockages
- Supply lines
- Water damage or mould
Need plumbing maintenance and repairs for your kitchen?
Call our Masterful plumbers in Bayside today!
Your kitchen is one of the most important spaces in your home. Ensure that it stays in good working condition by looking after your kitchen plumbing.
If you need residential plumbing in Melbourne, rely on our Masterful plumbing team. We’ll ensure that your kitchen plumbing is in full working order, and that you can cook and clean without drama.
We provide plumbing service to all of Melbourne’s Bayside area, as well as the greater south-east region. In addition to residential properties, we also deliver commercial plumbing maintenance services to larger and more complicated properties.
Keep your kitchen running at its best – contact Watermaster Plumbing on 1300 156 650 or save our number for whenever you need rapid-response plumbing maintenance and repairs!
Got a question or want to find out more? Contact our Masterful team today.