5 Tips for Solving Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

5 Tips for Solving Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems

The kitchen in most homes sees a lot of activity. Obviously, it is where our meals are prepared as well as the clean up after. It contains many of the big kitchen appliances at home like the fridge, dishwasher, metal stove hood and sometimes even our washer and drier. Naturally, the majority of the plumbing system of the home goes through the kitchen and it is also where a lot of the plumbing issues take place. A lot can go wrong in the kitchen. The most common area leaking or burst pipes. An appliance might malfunction and spread water everywhere. Clogged copper sinks are also a common occurrence. So when these things happen, what can we do? Here are a few ways of solving common kitchen plumbing problems.

  1. Clogged Drain, being quite a frequent occurrence, there are already a number of ways to deal with a clogged drain. This is partly due to most homes using their drain as garbage disposal. The easiest way to prevent this is by being conscious about what you throw down the drain. If the problem has already occurred, the best thing to do would be to use a pipe snake. For the worst cases, removing the pipe and cleaning it out would be the next best option.
  2. Leaky Faucets, after clogged drain, leaks on faucets are the next most common kitchen plumbing problem to occur. A leaking faucet is a huge waste of water, not to mention an increase in your water bill. It is imperative, therefore, that this issue should be resolved as soon as possible. Lucky for you, this is an issue that can be done if you are handy enough and familiar with plumbing tools and fixtures. You can check that the faucet is screwed on tight and make sure the seal is intact. If that doesn't resolve it, you can install a new faucet head.
  3. Burst Pipes, a pipe bursting is common especially in areas that experience winter. This happens because when water freezes it expands. If the pressure is not relieved, the expansion would be too great for the pipe to contain leading to a burst pipe. It is easy to tell that the water in the pipes is frozen when you turn on your faucet and nothing happens. The best thing to do when this happens is to turn off your main water supply and replacing the damaged pipe. You can avoid water freezing in pipes by keeping a trickle of flowing hot water and having a nanny camera nearby to monitor it during night time.
  4. Garbage Disposal, problems While it is recommended to through food waste down the garbage disposal rather than a normal drain, this could sometimes lead to problems which could render it to stop working. When this happens, never ever put your hand down the garbage disposal. Try a pipe snake to try to dislodge debris from the pipe.
  5. Dripping Dishwasher, this is all too common for houses with a dishwasher installed. It is especially a frequent issue for those homes with an older model dishwasher. Check the seals to make sure they are still working fine and holding water in. Replace those seals if they are irreparable. Or, you can always get a new dishwasher.
Author Bio: Lily Brooks is an ardent blogger and frequent traveler who writes about home improvement, travel, and the latest trends on emerging technologies. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, which offers a wide range of spy equipment and tracking device, including spy wireless camera, nanny camera, GPS trackers, and voice-activated audio recorder and more.
Antique Metal Range Hood

Antique Metal Range Hood

What a great looking antique metal range hood for a custom home improvement project. Made of zinc with dark finishing contrasts well with white kitchen cabinets and gray backsplash tiles. It is a wall mount range hood in old world style often used in farmhouse homes and hacienda style residences. Its metal straps are decorated with rivets accenting further hood antique character.

antique zinc metal range hood

Custom Bathroom on Veranda

Custom Bathroom on Veranda

This custom bathroom located on a house veranda by Falcone Homes is just fabulous. Its designer added a lot of extra living space to this home by creating a large bathroom equipped with a drop-in tub and separate shower area for two. If you love that decor idea, MyCustomMade has all you need to create your own version of the personalized, custom bathroom on your veranda.

bathroom in veranda

In Falcone Homes design the walls and floor are covered with quality ceramic tiles including stone looking octagonal mosaics on the bathtub stand. Veranda itself has a wonderful wooden floor with tall white color baseboard. There is a natural and very harmonic transition from the area of the bath to the outdoor space. Your custom bathroom might get this stunning and luxurious look with the help of our custom made products and handcrafted copper appliances. Fill your home with your style of custom home decor. Why accept massive line production of decor elements if all of your home's decor is arranged with a unique made and personal style? Your custom bathroom on veranda should reflect your taste, right down to the smallest detail, just like the rest of the interiors. Create a one of a kind look in your freshly remodeled semi-exterior bathroom with the wide assortment of custom copper bathtubs, custom copper sinks, iron mirrors and metallic lighting fixtures available on our web pages. 

To create the perfect, personalized layout for your new custom bathroom you have to include the most important aspect, the tiling. We are one of the biggest producers of Mexican, hand-painted tiles that are called Talavera tiles. This ceramic, multicolored mosaics will bring incredible visual effects and having thousands of patterns and tones, give you the chance to find this perfect pattern that will suit the style you want to achieve. Mexican ceramic tiles offer a long-lasting wall surface that is easy to care and maintain. We can imagine that a custom bathroom on the veranda will be put in use a lot by your family. You want to make sure that the materials you are using are prepared for high traffic! You can install relief Mexican tiles in virtually any area of your bathroom to be able to enjoy their warm and beauty. That might be, the bathroom counters or shower walls or even the base of your copper tub. The only limitations for Mexican tiles application would be outdoors with potential freezing temperatures as they are not frost resistant. However, apart from that, any surface is suitable for those stunning pieces of handmade ceramic tiles.