If submitting a service request after hours or on the weekend, please note it is best to call.

(504) 215-7421 Emergency Services Available Request Service

4 Most Common Kitchen Plumbing Repairs

July 28, 2023 | Blog

A plumbing issue, big or small, is a cause for concern for any homeowner. A clog, blockage or leak may seem minor to some. However, if these issues aren’t corrected as soon as possible, they can lead to devastating consequences for your plumbing system.

Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to help you avoid hefty repair bills. If you suspect there’s an issue with your plumbing system, make sure to properly investigate what the cause could be. Keep reading to learn a few common causes of plumbing issues homeowners may come across.

Leaks From Kitchen Appliances

Leaks can happen to most appliances connected to your plumbing system. This includes your faucet, dishwasher and refrigerator. A leaking faucet can have many causes. The fixture can experience multiple problems, such as corroded valve seats and issues with the O-ring seal. A local plumbing company can assist with any faucet leak needs.

Dishwashers can leak from bad float switches and broken spray arms. Some repairs can be done quickly if the issue is simple and within reach. You will need to contact a plumbing company to inspect and service your appliances if the leak persists.

Clogs In The Sink

A clogged sink is usually caused by a buildup of materials in the piping. Garbage disposals can also be subject to sink troubles. A jammed or clogged garbage disposal can cause your sink to become backed up. Even though it can handle a large majority of waste, the following objects can create a clog in the pipes:

  • Popcorn kernels
  • Oil and grease
  • Animal bones
  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit pits

Over time, this debris can build up and cause water to not flow properly through the pipes. Using a tool called a “drain snake” can get rid of any obstructions in the piping. A few DIY methods can remove sink clogs, but a professional can help you solve the problem if it persists.

Leaks From Washing Machine

Occasionally, laundry rooms may be positioned near the kitchen or adjoined to the wall. If the washing machine is connected to a wall near the kitchen, a leak can seep into the space. You should check the pipes, sinks and devices in your laundry room if you notice signs of water along the kitchen wall.

Washing machines can experience issues like burst hoses or a degraded, loose washer. The laundry room sink could also be the culprit if it has a leaky pipe. These problems can cause damage to your walls and floors and should be fixed as soon as possible.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is a common issue that most homeowners have to deal with at some point or another. If the water pressure is low in one of your faucets, then the cause may be a clogged aerator. Water can deposit minerals that collect on the aerator, but it’s easy to fix and clean with a wire brush.

If this brush doesn’t fix the issue, then the problem may stem from pipes that lead to the faucet. The cause of this problem may also be the main pipes entering your house if your entire plumbing system is experiencing low water pressure. Check your water meter outside your home and make sure that the dial is turned all the way on. A licensed plumber can help find the cause if your system isn’t running up to standard.

Kitchen Plumbing Services You Can Rely On

It is vital for the safety and well-being of your home to have your plumbing system repaired if a problem is present. Neglecting to get these problems fixed can cause water damage to your home’s infrastructure, issues with your pipes and expensive repair bills. You can count on Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to help you avoid these issues!

If you discover any issues with your kitchen plumbing system, be sure to contact your local plumbing company to solve them! Stopping the problem before it gets out of control is the defining factor between a dry home and a wet home. Reach out to us today to conduct your next set of plumbing repairs!

Why Choose Us?

We stand by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee

Learn More
Accredited by Better Business Bureau
We are fully Accredited by the BBB.
Award Winning Service
We're humbled to be considered one of the top Air Conditioning companies in the New Orleans area.
Professional Staff
Our highly trained and certified electricians are dedicated to offer 5 star service every time.
We worry so that you don't have to. We offer stress-free service calls and plumbing repairs

What Our Customers Are Saying

Highly Recommended!

Surgi’s was very pleasant to deal with. Always courteous customer service. Received my annual A/C maintenance today from Troy Robert. He gave me a courtesy call to let me know when he was coming. He arrived promptly, and was very friendly and informative. Highly recommended! Thank you!

Matthew J.

Very professional!

The technician, Rene, was very thorough and informative. He called before he was arriving to let me know when he would be there. It was in the window of time Surgis gave me. I will definitely use them for regular maintenance and future HVAC needs. Very professional!

Karin M.

Quick Response

Surgi’s quickly responded to my call. Was at my home the next morning. The tech was very knowledgeable and polite. He had all the parts that he needed and was able to resolve my problems in a few hours. My maintenance contract was reasonable and worth every penny. I receive excellent care. I highly recommend Surgi’s.

Sandy C.