Annual plumbing maintenance is catching on with savvy property owners. Plumbing maintenance is a smart idea because, as always, plumbing repairs are continually needed.
The most-requested kitchen plumbing repairs in Dallas include:
- Clogged/leaking dishwasher
- Clogged drain
- Leaking faucet
- Clogged garbage disposal
Kitchen Sinks & Faucets
Leaky drains and leaky faucets are the two most common kitchen sink plumbing problems.
Drains are usually sealed with plumbing putty; it simply deteriorates over time and with use. The contact point where two drainpipes meet is also vulnerable to leaks. Sometimes you can DIY by tightening the bolts connecting the two pipes. If we can re-putty your drain and add a few more years of life, we will. But when a drain is old and worn out, it’s best to replace it.
Faucet leaks are usually easy; we replace a worn-out gasket, O-ring, or washer. But with some newly designed faucets, leaks require replacing the fixture itself. The valve seat (between the valve and faucet) is another vulnerable area that can cause faucet leaks.
Before you tackle a slow drain with store-bought drain-clearing liquid, call your local plumber to unclog your kitchen sink. Commercial drain cleaners are dangerous to your family, your property, and our environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns against using these and other harsh chemicals in your home.
Most homeowners don’t have the proper equipment to do an environmentally safe, proper drain cleaning. Even if you rent the tools, you risk making the clog worse while damaging your sink and pipes.
Garbage Disposal Installation & Repair
Your kitchen garbage disposal is a much-appreciated appliance, so you really miss it when it breaks or clogs. Taking care of your garbage disposal can add years of life to this valuable kitchen aid:
- Clean your disposal once a week: Combine baking soda and vinegar for a good cleanser; you can run a few ice cubes through it to “sharpen the blades,” but it isn’t necessary.
- Don’t add the wrong items: Clogs are caused by stringy, fibrous foods, like banana/potato peels. If you put bread, pasta, or rice down your disposal, run water for additional time to make sure it evacuates; these foods frequently cause clogging.
- Avoid certain foods completely:
- Animal bones
- Coffee grounds
- Onion skins
When you need garbage disposal repair, replacement, or installation, call 972-727-6364 or contact us online.
Choose O’Bryan Plumbing Services
This year, Texans are excited about home renovations, and we are, too. Give your bathrooms and kitchens the best in form and function with innovative and beautiful fixtures.
One way you can judge a company is by how long they’ve been in business. While other plumbing companies come and go, O’Bryan Plumbing Services has been in business for over 40 years. We continue to serve families and businesses in Collin, Dallas, and Denton counties.
We were here for your parents, we’re here for you, and we’ll be here for your kids.
We appreciate DIY home improvements, but the smartest DIYers know when to call a professional. Call 972-727-6364 or contact us with questions.