In most Marquette homes, the kitchen is the epicenter of the home. It’s where you provide food and water for your family, where you eat, and where the bulk of your plumbing is located. From your faucets to the dishwasher, and the garbage disposal too, your kitchen’s plumbing is a very important aspect of your home. When your kitchen’s plumbing is not working correctly, it can be a major disruption to your daily routine. This is why it’s important to have a trusted plumbing professional at your disposal in case of an emergency. Swick Home Services is ready and available to alleviate all of your kitchen plumbing problems. From repairs to installations, our plumbing contractors have you covered.
Want to avoid nagging plumbing issues in your home? Be sure to ask our staff how drain cleaning can help keep your plumbing free of blockages.
What Signs Point to Kitchen Plumbing Problems?
As a homeowner, you’ve probably come across your fair share of kitchen troubles. Occasionally, these things can be fixed with quick DIY solutions. Unfortunately, there are many things that should be left to a professional. Let’s take a look at some of the common kitchen plumbing issues, and signs you may have them:
- Clogged Drains - Clogged Drains are a common, yet frustrating, issue your kitchen sink can have. Unclogging your sink can be a simple issue, but if your water is slow to drain (or doesn’t drain at all) you may have a deeper issue. With the use of augers, and when necessary camera scopes, we are able to pinpoint the problem.
- Low Water Pressure - Low water pressure can actually be a bigger problem than you may think. Though issues like a blockage in your faucet can be the reason, it can also be a water leak or deeper plumbing blockage.
- Leaky Faucet - The most commonly annoying problem is a leaky faucet. In comparison to some other issues, a leaky faucet may seem more annoying than anything else, but that is not the case. Not only can a leaky faucet cause stains on your sink (thus requiring a new sink installation), it can waste thousands of gallons of water a year, and it raises your water bill almost 10%!
Is It Time for a New Garbage Disposal?
One noticeable item missing from the above list is a garbage disposal. This kitchen appliance deserves its own section!
Having a garbage disposal is a great commodity. It cuts down on your waste and helps protect your plumbing. That being said, there are several things you want to be aware of in order to keep your disposal in good working order.
The average modern garbage disposal can last between 8 and 15 years. Chances are, if your garbage disposal is around that age, it may be time for a new garbage disposal installation. Nevertheless, there are many repairs that can be done as well. Checking your unit for signs of trouble can help you head off any major problems.
Some signs to look out for are strange noises, foul odors that do not dissipate, leaks, needing to frequently press the restart button, clogs, and the unit won’t turn on. All of these are signs that your garbage disposal is in need of a repair or replacement. Calling a professional for assistance at the first sign of trouble can reduce the risk of having to prematurely install a new system!
Now that your kitchen is taken care of, make your dream bathroom a reality as well! Ask our staff how bathroom remodeling can add value and comfort to your home.
Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen
Upgrading your kitchen space can be easier than you think-and more cost-efficient as well! Having a new sink installed or your faucets replaced can give your kitchen a new appearance. Our designers will work with you so we fully understand your wishes and needs. We will wait until all necessary materials are in stock, minimizing the amount of time our technicians spend in your home. With top-quality plumbing services at your side, you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home that you can enjoy with your whole family!