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Tips for Kitchen Plumbing

Clogged sinks, garbage disposer failure, stopped up drains, and offensive odors are common plumbing system problems in your kitchen that may need accredited plumbing professionals.

Below are 4 tips for kitchen plumbing:


1. Keep your garbage disposer clean.


To help maintain a clean and efficient garbage disposer:


• Never place hard-to-grind, gristly waste, such as celery, carrots, banana peels, or poultry skins, into the garbage disposer to avoid backups or electric motor failing.


• Let cold water run down your garbage disposer before and after using it to assist flush waste through the drainpipe.


• To get rid of foul odors that can happen as a result of build-up of food particles in the disposer, try grinding oranges or lemons skins and ice in the garbage disposer for about 30 seconds. Also, pour a small amount of dishwashing liquid into the disposer while it is operating and turn it off when you see suds. You can leave the suds there until the next time you use the disposer.


2. Keep sink aerator clean.


It is necessary to keep a clean aerator as lime and deposit buildup in the aerator can cause kitchen taps to spray water or drip water. To keep an efficient aerator:


• Carefully loosen the aerator from the faucet by turning it counterclockwise using your hands or pliers with the jaw surfaces covered with masking tape.


• Take the sprinkler head apart or the aerator.


• Take an aged tooth brush and dip it in vinegar to eliminate sediment.


• Fix the aerator and bolt it back to the tap.


3. Keep clean sink drains.


Kitchen area drains can get obstructed. To preserve efficient drains:


• From time to time clean your dishwashing machine making use of a quart of white vinegar so as to keep a free-flowing drainpipe.


• Remove food fragments from the sprayer installation to help prevent backups which could obstruct performance or even cause the dishwasher to shutdown.


• Never empty fluid oil into the drain. Accumulate grease into a container and dispose it of in the waste pit.


4. Keep a clean fridge.


To preserve a clean and efficient fridge:


• Vacuum the dust off the fridge vents and coils.


• Use soapy water to clean grime that might harm the gasket.


• If your refrigerator doesn’t have an automatic defroster, defrost the freezer when the ice builds up to about one-quarter-inch.

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