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That Sinking Feeling: Common Sink Plumbing Problems

Unfortunately, sink problems are going to occur in every household because we can’t think of the last time we saw a home without sinks! They’re incredibly important for our daily lives. When a homeowner imagines a kitchen or bathroom, the sink is front and center every time.

That’s why it’s extra important to notice when your sink is starting to suffer from serious problems. Because of the material, the pressure, and a variety of other factors affecting your sink, these aren’t problems that you’ll be able to immediately fix with your own household tools on hand. More often than not, if you recognize one of the following problems, you’ll need to contact a professional for plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL.

If not, you’re gambling the health of your plumbing system and you might cause problems that turn into expensive repairs down the line.

Don’t Hesitate

Plumbing problems can turn pretty bad in a short amount of time. Especially when it comes to sinks, you’re going to want them addressed as soon as possible since they serve such an important purpose in regards to sanitation, cooking, and our comfort!

Low Water Pressure

If your sink’s faucet is suffering from low water pressure, this could signal a number of problems pertaining to your plumbing. For instance, a leak could be causing the pressure to decrease in your water system, leading to low water pressure all around the board. However, if the low water pressure is just coming from that particular sink, it could be a problem with sediment clogging the aerator, or even an issue that requires a professional to take a look.

Leaky Faucet

Leaks are more ominous than many homeowners believe. A leaky faucet that drips at one drip per second can waste almost 3,000 gallons of water per year. The worst part of that? This could be water that you end up paying for!

If you’re sure that the faucet has been properly turned off but it’s still leaking water, there can be a more sinister problem with your sink. Perhaps the sink is too old or damaged to hold your water effectively, in which case you’ll need to replace it. Regardless, make sure to turn your water off so you don’t waste anymore while you schedule an appointment with a professional plumber.

A Clogged Sink

The water in your sink eventually feeds into the P-trap that lies underneath. This pipe system is integral for the health of your sink, since it keeps odors and sewer gases from coming up into your kitchen or bathroom, while also being a place that can deposit wastewater. First, check to make sure there aren’t any leaks coming from your p-trap underneath your sink because bad clogs can sometimes cause leaks. If there is a leak, then you’ll want to shut your water off right away and call a professional.

If you’re just dealing with a clogged drain, you could try using a drain snake or specialized plunger to loosen the clog—but a professional plumber will always have the tools to remove it effectively. If any of these problems sound familiar, contact a member of our team.

At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, you can count on nice people and super service. Call our super-friendly team today!

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