The average homeowner uses the sinks in their home many times a day. We wash our hands after using the bathroom, after taking out the trash, before and after cooking, etc. You probably take your sinks for granted at least some of the time, but you’d surely miss them if they started to malfunction. There are a number of issues that can affect a home’s sinks, some trivial and some not.
It’s important that you be aware of these problems, and their symptoms. The faster you can identify that your sink is having some sort of issue, the faster you can get it professionally repaired and the better off you’ll be. Let’s have a look at some of the issues that can afflict your sink, and when you should call a professional.
Everyone has had to deal with a leaky faucet at one time or another. If you haven’t yet, you probably will at some point in the future. Most people tend to ignore leaks if they’re small, just a few drops a minute or so. However, you should never, ever ignore a leak in your sink. A faucet that leaks even a couple of drops a minute can waste many gallons of water on an annual basis. Leaks that occur elsewhere in the sink can pose bigger problems, like in the piping underneath it. If your sink includes a cabinet, a leak in the pipes can cause water damage and mold growth. That’s both costly to fix, and a possible threat to your health. So, if you notice a leak either in your faucet or elsewhere in the sink, make sure you have a professional plumber examine it as soon as possible.
Clogs can form in any sink, whether it’s in the bathroom or the kitchen. However, the cause of the clog may vary due to the slightly different usage of each sink. Kitchen clogs often form over time as the result of exposure to FOG (fats, oils, and grease) which is poured down the drain in liquid form after being used in cooking. Once the FOG cools, it congeals into a viscous substance that sticks to the pipe walls and can clog it.
Sinks in other parts of the home can still clog, either through lime scale growth, hair clumps, or any number of other materials. As the clog slowly forms, the flow of water through the pipe will be restricted. This will cause the drain to drain more slowly than it normally does. If you notice this happening, it’s a good idea to call for some drain cleaning services. You don’t want to wait for the clog to completely form before scheduling professional services, unless you want to be unable to use your sink for a couple of days.
Saddleback Plumbing offers sink repair services in Orange County, CA. If you think that your sink needs any kind of professional plumbing service, contact us today for an appointment. We’ll make sure that your sink is restored to proper operation.