Sink plumbing repairs can be pretty confusing, so we’re answering some FAQs that you may have!
Many homes in Northern Utah have very well-designed kitchens that provide efficiency and conveniences for cooking and preparing food without any hassles. Of course, there are also many problems that occur in kitchens everywhere, and sink plumbing repairs just so happen to be an all-too-common problem throughout our area.
Below we’ll be going over some frequently asked questions oriented around sink plumbing repairs that many of our clients have, and you can always reach out to us if you have any other questions and want to schedule an appointment with one of our Master Plumbers!
FAQs About Sink Plumbing Repairs
The following are some FAQs about sink plumbing repairs that can help you better understand your ongoing sink issues:
Why is my kitchen sink making gurgling sounds?
The most simple answer we can provide for sink gurgling sounds is clogging, and this can include dirt and grease buildup along with food clogs. There can potentially be all sorts of debris within your kitchen sink, and the resulting sound is air being trapped due to your water draining abnormally slow. Air bubbles will try to force themselves through a sink blockage via a vent, and this creates the gurgling sounds you’re hearing.
Many Utah homes experience other types of kitchen sink sounds that are more like squealing and high-pitched noises. In this scenario, our Master Plumbers will be able to get to the source of the problem by conducting comprehensive tests and diagnostics with the pipes below your sink.
Why do kitchen sinks include a vent?
A lot of home and business owners don’t realize this, but certain plumbing fixtures like sinks require adequate venting in order to maintain optimal functionality. A sink’s vent is incredibly important when it comes to the draining process, and this is because it will create a negative pressure within the drain.
This negative pressure is important because it’ll help pull water out of your sink’s P-trap, which is the part of your sink that helps you prevent sewer odors from coming into your home. When a sink doesn’t have a vent, it becomes much more likely for dangerous gases to enter your property.
Why is my sink consistently becoming clogged?
There are many common causes for sink clogs, including things like food particles, oils, cooking grease, soap scum and much more. When proper disposal of these products isn’t observed, you can end up developing an incredibly sticky gunk within your pipes that then creates problems for your sink’s draining.
However, if you do a good job at not putting the wrong things down your sink’s drain and still have issues, then you’re going to need to reach out to our Master Plumbers for a thorough inspection.
Why is my sink leaking?
Kitchen sink leaks can be caused by many possible reasons, including loose connections, missing valves, cracked pipes and much more. The most common cause for a sink leak is due to overall quality issues, including the quality of your property’s pipes. Degrading pipes are more prone to rust and other issues, which can end up causing leaks and potentially even burst pipes!
But because there are so many possibilities when it comes to sink leaks, it’s always crucial that you reach out to our specialists for a professional diagnosis.
Why is my sink smelling badly?
Sink odors are usually connected to either sewer gas or rotting food. Food particles that become stuck within your garbage disposal or drain will eventually rot and create really bad odors.
If you are smelling sewer odors from your sink, you’ll need to have a Master Plumber come over to check things out and repair your plumbing vents and sink trap to eliminate your exposure to dangerous gases.
Why is my sink water black?
Some places may consider this type of water to be gray water, but nevertheless this type of water is incredibly dangerous and can be high in bacteria content.
Black water is commonly defined as highly-contaminated water that may potentially contain fecal matter, so experiencing this type of sink plumbing repair is incredibly serious and must be addressed immediately by experienced plumbing experts.
Why does my kitchen sink have low water pressure?
Low water pressure in your kitchen sink could potentially be caused by issues and even breaks within your property’s water line. When your low water pressure is solely occurring within your kitchen, it could be connected to a clog within your faucet cartridge or aerator.
Reach Out To The Master Plumber At Beehive Plumbing For More Information About Sink Plumbing Repairs!
Beehive Plumbing has supported the Northern Utah community for over 20 years with all sorts of plumbing repairs, so we’ve seen plenty of sink plumbing repair scenarios that require professional assistance.
You can reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to speak with our team today and schedule an appointment to have one of our specialists come check out what’s going on with your property’s sinks!