3 Common Problems with the Plumbing in Your Sinks
Sinks are popular features of Piedmont homes. Whether you're washing your hands or brushing your teeth at the bathroom sink or washing fruit and vegetables at the kitchen sink, you're spending a lot of time at the sinks in your home over the years. As you use your sinks daily, make sure to observe how they function, and contact reputable plumbers if you suspect any plumbing problems.
Clogged Sink Drains
Sinks are prone to clogging because of the amount of food waste, grease, oil, and fat that goes down kitchen sinks and the amount of hair that can go down bathroom sinks. Plunging clogged sinks may be effective, but if it's not, you'll need to clear the drain with a chemical drain cleaner or with the help of experienced plumbers.
Low Water Pressure
If you turn on the faucet at your sink and all you get is a light trickle of water, you'll probably be frustrated by the low water pressure. Weak water pressure can be caused by the buildup of silt or hard water deposits in the aerator. To fix this problem, you can clean out the aerator, but if you're plagued by frequent low water pressure, you may want to combat your hard water by hiring plumbers to install a whole-house water softener. If hard water isn't the source of the complication, then your water main may be leaking.
One of the most bothersome sink complications is a dripping faucet. The constant sound of dripping can annoy your household deep into the night, so you should probably correct the problem quickly. Additionally, a leaky faucet increases your water usage and water bill. Begin your faucet diagnosis by tightening all washers and checking all seals to determine where the leak is coming from. You'll likely have to replace damaged seals to eliminate the leaking entirely.
Professionally trained plumbers at Mr. Fix It Right Plumbing and Rooter can fix the plumbing problems of the sinks in your Piedmont home, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're frustrated by clogged drains, leaky faucets, or low water pressure.