The kitchen sink is central to your daily life, providing a reliable water source for cooking, cleaning, washing up, and hydrating. So when parts of your kitchen won’t work as they should, it can ruin a family meal or even a simple task like rinsing off a dish. Follow a few simple tips on how to properly care for your kitchen plumbing equipment and protect your plumbing in today’s post.
A water softener is a piece of equipment intended for use in homes with hard water. Hard water is a problem in which a high level of minerals in the water leaves behind a white residue around the drains or causes water spots and soap scum to appear after a load of dishes. What’s worse is that these minerals can severely damage the pipes, building up until you don’t notice any water pressure at all. In many cases, entire segments of pipe need replacement due to mineral buildup. A water softener, installed at a point-of-entry in your water supply, removes these minerals to protect your kitchen sink and dishwasher from unwanted scale buildup.
One of the easiest ways to prevent kitchen plumbing repair is with something you most likely already have installed in your kitchen sink: a garbage disposal. Garbage disposals make your work in the kitchen go by quickly, as you can drop food items directly into the sink. Since it breaks apart food into small pieces, the garbage disposal also helps to protect your pipes from any potential clogs. But if you don’t use the garbage disposal responsibly, you may end up creating an obstruction for the pipes or the disposal unit and damaging the motor. Always break up food into small pieces before putting it into the drain, run cool water, and avoid non-food items, meat bones, and tough or fibrous foods like celery.
Finally, most experts recommend scheduling plumbing maintenance every year in order to prevent kitchen plumbing repair or any type of plumbing repair that may inconvenience your daily life. Technicians will check the kitchen sink, drains, water heater and even the dishwasher pipes, as well as the components of your bathroom plumbing for any leaks, clogs, or malfunctioning equipment.
Whether you need plumbing maintenance, repairs, or a new installation like a garbage disposal, always choose experienced plumbers for the job. Call Butter Plumbing to talk to a quality plumber in Las Vegas today!