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Kitchen Sink Plumbing issues and Care

water leaksEvery house has a kitchen sink and its one of the widely used things in a kitchen. Plumbing problems around kitchen sink are common in every house and most of these issues can be avoided with a little planning and care.

Generally every kitchen sink is part of a wooden cabinet and the bottom shelf of the cabinet may get damaged due to water leaks from the sink or pipes and the bottom shelf can be hard to replace without removing the whole cabinet. Place a aluminium tray below the pipes in the cabinet to collect water dripping from the leaks. You can also buy a water alarm and place it below your kitchen sink which can detect any water leaks. There are several commercially available water alarms and they are not expensive either.

Leaks around faucets and hoses are common. Whenever you have a leak just wipe it clean first with a towel and identify the location of the water leak by watching the water dripping spot. Just make sure the hose orkitchen_sinkrepair faucet joints are tight and the hose is not leaking. Its not expensive to replace the hose. If your faucet is older than 10 years just replace it. Garbage disposal is another piece of equipment that fails often if you use it extensively. Depending on the usage, try to change it out every 7-10 years.

Always use perforated or plastic mats to collect material and protect sinks from damage. Clean sinks with a towel or sponge with hand dish washing liquid detergent and water. You can also use baking soda and water. Avoid using scouring powders or metal pads as they will scratch stainless steel. You can also polish stainless steel sinks with a cloth dipped in vinegar, or in ammonia.

Unless you are a really good handyman who has experience with plumbing, its always better to hire a good plumber who may notice other issues and fix them before they become headaches. Send us your project using this link: http://www.hirecontractor.com/postaproject.php

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