There are some plumbing issues that are a minor inconvenience, but really don’t cause any big problems. You may get so used to them that you don’t even realize anything is wrong. Plumbing issues may even get gradually worse over time until you simply cannot ignore them anymore.
By that time, they are likely pretty significant. It’s always better to stay ahead of problems and know the early signs that can indicate it is time to call for a kitchen sink repair in Staten Island, NY. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that mean it’s time to call in an expert. You may be tempted to attempt some DIY repairs of your own using online tutorials, but we really encourage you to leave plumbing jobs to our team of qualified technicians.
One of the easiest plumbing problems to miss is low water pressure. It’s a problem that can happen so gradually over time you don’t even realize it’s happening at first. Low water pressure can indicate that there is a clog somewhere in the pipes that bring water into your house.
But sometimes, low water pressure is actually just that there is mineral buildup behind the mesh great that filters water before it comes out into your sink. You can gently remove this great and rinse off the mineral deposit from hard water and then put it back on and see if your water pressure improves. If it does, great! If not, you can give us a call for further troubleshooting.
If you have a clog in your drain, or a slow, draining sink or garbage disposal, that’s an issue worth having our team of experts look at. Try to avoid going by your local hardware store to get a chemical drain cleaner. These products can do more harm than good for your plumbing fixtures, including your pipes.
In fact, the residue left behind by these drain cleaners can actually contribute to clogs, not to mention deteriorating the pipe surfaces. Instead, have our team come out and use a drain snake or other tools to bust up a tough clog without any damage. It may seem silly, but that’s exactly what we’re here for, plumbing jobs both big and small.
If you can visibly see any damage to your drains or water pipes, you definitely want to get it checked out. Even if you are not having any plumbing problems, it doesn’t mean that you won’t in the future. Damage on the outside can also mean that there is damage you don’t see, too.
If you notice rust developing, you want to address it before it gets worse. Unfortunately, rust can’t usually be repaired because it is so corrosive. Whatever components in your kitchen are rusting need to be replaced so that the rust doesn’t spread to other areas. It may be that you don’t see rust on your fixtures, but notice a rusty tint to your water. If only the hot water looks rusty, the problem may be with your water heater. But if both the hot and cold water are rusty, the problem is probably in your plumbing.
Contact Scaran today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for your kitchen plumbing needs.