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Do You Need New Kitchen Plumbing?

kitchen-sink-sudsThe question above is not “if” you want new kitchen plumbing. After all, when water comes out of the faucet like it’s supposed to and goes down the drain the way it should, why worry? Then again, you can’t afford to ignore the warning signs of kitchen plumbing issues as those problems will only become more severe over time. Instead of waiting until you have a real crisis on your hands, keep an eye out for these signs you need new kitchen plumbing.

3 Signs You Need New Kitchen Plumbing

Homeowners have the urge upon occasion to do major plumbing repairs or installations on their own. It’s easy, however, to quickly get in over your head and find yourself with more problems than you started with. Instead of going it alone, contact a local expert for help with kitchen plumbing in Twin Falls, ID.

1. Faucet & Water Pressure Problems

Ongoing faucet leaks indicate at the very least washers need to be replaced. With older faucets, though, this may be a sign of overall deterioration, and you might need a new one. A rusted faucet base under the sink may not only be caused by leaking exterior water but by interior damage too.

You may have significantly lower water pressure on the hot water side. This is likely a sign of mineral buildup in pipes. You need to have the pipes cleaned or, in the worst-case scenario, entirely replaced. Pinging or banging sounds from pipes may be a sign of air trapped in pipes which will need to be addressed by plumbing professionals.

2. Pipe Leaks

Periodically check under your sink for leaks. Even if you don’t immediately see one, look for wet spots or mold growth. If you have a garbage disposal or dishwasher, it may be difficult to diagnose exactly where the moisture is coming from. Once again, your best bet is a plumber to troubleshoot the problem and determine the best course of action.

3. Persistent Garbage Disposal Issues

There are a variety of recurrent garbage disposal problems which can be a sign of trouble with the unit itself or the pipes it’s connected to.

For example, if you’re having to hit the reset button multiple times a week because the disposal is cutting off due to clogging, the motor may be wearing out. Or, it could mean there’s a problem with the connected piping system. If food takes longer to grind down, that could be a sign of excessive wear on the impellers or grind ring.

Excessive leaks from the garbage disposal around the sink flange will be expensive to repair, and it can be more cost effective to replace the unit.

Choosing the Right Plumbing Service

Whether you have a pressing plumbing issue to be addressed or want new kitchen plumbing installed before you have problems, this can be a significant financial investment. You don’t want to entrust just anyone with this job. Evans Plumbing Inc. has been in business for over four decades, and our continued success has led us to be one of the leading contractors in Southern Idaho.

Contact Evans Plumbing Inc. today! We are committed to outperforming your expectations.

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