Between sinks, drains, dishwashers, garbage disposals, and more, your kitchen contains an impressive concentration of important plumbing pipes and fixtures. Many New Jersey homeowners occasionally experience various plumbing problems that require professional repair services, like pipe leaks, clogged drains, and even sewer line issues. At Degrace Plumbing, we lead the way in kitchen plumbing repair in New Jersey, from residential apartment kitchens to large commercial cooking areas. We’re always available for 24-hour, same-day plumbing repair service for emergencies. To have a contractor at your door today, call us any time at Degrace Plumbing.
Common Reasons for Kitchen Plumbing Repair
All kinds of things can go wrong with plumbing, whether the issue is with the pipes themselves, the drains, an appliance like a dishwasher, or even your sewer main line. Our contractors have seen it all when it comes to kitchen plumbing repair, but these are some of the problems that we see most often:
- Leaky fixtures. A constantly dripping kitchen sink faucet can be a major annoyance, as well as an ongoing waste of water. Part of the sink itself may need some minor repairs, or you may even be better off replacing it entirely with a stylish new faucet.
- Leaks beneath a kitchen sink. The u-shaped section of pipe directly below the sink, usually accessible via a cabinet door, is one of the most common places where people need kitchen plumbing repair. This often takes the form of a relatively minor drip, which causes pools of water that can soak through wood cabinets and damage flooring nearby.
- Broken sink drains. Sink drains can crack or break, causing water leakage, clogging, and other issues.
- Frozen pipes. During the winter, it’s recommended to keep a small trickle of water dripping out of the sink during hard freezes at night. This is because the running water can help discourage ice formation inside the pipe. When standing water in a pipe freezes, it expands outward, putting increased pressure on the walls of the pipe. This can cause a plumbing pipe to burst completely, requiring emergency plumbing repair to prevent flooding and replace the broken sections of pipe.
- Clogged kitchen sinks. Kitchen sinks routinely have large clumps of food and other materials in them, often containing significant amounts of grease. This can be especially problematic if you don’t have a garbage disposal installed. Even if you’re careful, your sink can still become severely clogged, and you may need professional drain cleaning.
- Hidden plumbing pipe leaks. Plumbing pipes concealed in walls and ceilings can develop minor leaks that release a steady drip of water, causing discoloration, mold growth, paint damage, and other issues in nearby areas.
- Sewer main line issues. Problems in your sewer line can also cause issues with your kitchen plumbing. A clogged or broken sewer line can cause drains throughout your home to act as if they’re clogged, as well as potentially releasing sewer smells through your drains.