Any homeowner who has experienced a leak in the kitchen knows just how annoying it can be both to find where that incessant dripping is coming from and to try to fix it. Is it coming from the faucet? Or perhaps the bottom of the refrigerator? No matter what, leaks aren't just irritating - they can actually waste a lot of water and cost quite a bit of money each month. That's why it's worth it to get them fixed as soon as possible, which is where Roto-Rooter comes in.
Roto-Rooter plumbing professionals are equipped to handle any kind of kitchen plumbing issues you may need help with. When it comes to leaks, they'll be able to determine where the leak is coming from and what's causing it, as well as repair or replace the correct parts and fixtures to get your kitchen back to normal. There are some kitchen leaks you may actually be able to fix yourself, though. Here are a few common kitchen leaks and what may be causing them:
There are a variety of causes of kitchen faucet leaks, but to understand where your leak is coming from, you first have to figure out what kind of faucet you have. There are four types of faucets, each with a different valve: compression, ball, ceramic disc and cartridge. To determine the type of faucet you have, look at the instruction manual or warranty.
There are a few faucet repair tips you should keep in mind when trying to fix a leak. First, the most common causes for leaks are loose or damaged O-rings or washers. These can be replaced easily. If you have a cartridge faucet, you may need to replace the entire cartridge. Not sure how? Roto-Rooter plumbers are equipped with all of the necessary parts to do the job quickly and easily.
Garbage disposals are often misused, which is why garbage disposal repair is one of the most common jobs Roto-Rooter professionals help homeowners with. If your garbage disposal is leaking, it's likely from one of four areas: the main seal on the top, the dishwasher connection, the drain pipe or the body of the unit. Depending on where the leak is coming from, you'll need to clean, repair or replace the main seal, the gasket, a dishwasher hose or the entire unit. Call a Roto-Rooter plumber in your area if you need professional assistance.
Dishwasher leaks can be caused by everything from a damaged seal to using the wrong dish soap. These are typically a huge hassle for homeowners and their families, who rely on being able to use the dishwasher every day. Leaks often happen when the appliance can't drain properly, usually because of a clog or buildup in the drain. Another common problem that can cause leaks is a loose or damaged valve on the drain hose. Roto-Rooter professionals can help you repair, replace or install any aspect of your dishwasher, no matter the brand.
If your refrigerator is leaking, it usually has something to do with the defrost drain. When the drain becomes clogged or blocked, water isn't able to move into the drain pan and instead starts leaking out of the bottom of the fridge. If that's not the reason, it may be the result of a faulty connection between your kitchen's water lines and the ice machine or water filtration system. Either way, Roto-Rooter professionals can help you find the leak and fix it.
View a full list of kitchen plumbing repairs that Roto-Rooter professionals can help you with.