Anyone who has spent more than a little time in the kitchen knows that kitchen plumbing issues are inevitable. Chances are, at some point you’ve had to deal with leaky plumbing, dripping faucets, a clogged sink or garbage disposal, or your dishwasher not draining properly. Considering that most Americans spend about 30 minutes on average making meals in their kitchen each day, your busy schedule doesn’t take kindly to kitchen plumbing problems. With this short guide, you’ll learn the best ways to deal with these issues, and be able to determine whether you can DIY or if you will need to call in a professional. Our plumbers at Jack Ward & Sons are always prepared to help with any plumbing problems that may arise.

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Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems and What To Do About Them


Leaking Pipes

Checking your pipes regularly for leaks is important for the overall health of your home, as not fixing a leaking pipe can lead to long-term water damage. If you notice a leak in your kitchen plumbing, the best thing to do is turn off the water and dry off the pipe to find the source of the leak. Once you locate the source of the leak, apply epoxy or a waterproof patch until you can call a plumber to replace the pipe or fix the pipe joint. With Jack Ward’s leak detection, leak repair, and line repair services, your leaky pipes will be dealt with quickly at an affordable price.

Dripping Faucet

Dripping faucets are usually caused by issues with the faucet’s washer. Efficient washers are tightly sealed to prevent water from leaking through, but they can become worn and torn over time. Checking and retightening a faucet’s washer is easy to do yourself, but if you’re still experiencing issues after tightening the washer, our experienced plumbers are able to repair your faucet or replace your washer and fix the problem easily!

Dishwasher Not Draining

Opening your dishwasher to find dirty water pooled at the bottom can be concerning, but usually isn’t cause for alarm. First, try running your dishwasher again as if a dishwasher gets inadvertently turned off mid-cycle, standing water left behind is normal. If this handy trick doesn’t work, try running your garbage disposal, clean your sink’s air gap, de-gunk your drain basket, or check your drain hose for kinks. Usually one of these will fix a dishwasher that isn’t draining. However, if you’re still having a problem, give us a call so we can diagnose and solve the issue for you! 

Clogged Sink or Garbage Disposal

Most clogged sinks can be quickly fixed by pouring boiling water down the sink, turning on your garbage disposal, or using baking soda and vinegar to break up the blockage. If it’s still clogged, trying a plumber’s snake may help. If your issue still isn’t clearing up, it may be time to have your drains professionally cleaned. Jack Ward & Sons provides local drain cleaning and repair services to take care of your drainage problem and prevent it from happening in the future!

Contact Jack Ward & Sons For Your Kitchen Plumbing Problems

Your local plumbers at Jack Ward & Sons are equipped to find and fix any plumbing problem quickly. We even offer 24/7 emergency services so you are never left to deal with a plumbing problem alone. Contact us today to have your kitchen plumbing serviced, or schedule a free consultation for a kitchen remodel with us!