The cold weather has hit and it’s time to worry about water breaks! Unfortunately many home owners find themselves dealing with frustrating water leaks in the kitchen. Perhaps your disposal is loose, allowing water to leak out? Maybe the hose connecting your dishwasher has come undone, or has a leak? No matter what the cause, leaks under the sink can spell disaster for anyone.
You can troubleshoot the problem yourself, and hope that you fix it right, or you can call Vanderdoes Home Repair in Ogden today. We are happy to assist with your appliance-related needs, and will find out what is causing a leak.
Leaks Under the Sink?
Always start with the faucet when you are troubleshooting a leak under the sink. Chances are, the faucet assembly is leaking, or a hose has started to leak. In some instances, you will need to add more plumber’s tape to the faucet lines to provide a water-tight seal. If this doesn’t work, you might need to replace the entire faucet assembly. Plumbing fixtures age rapidly due to how frequently they are used. Plus, water tends to really work these fixtures hard, causing them to age rapidly. To work on the leak, start by cleaning out the items under the sink so you have plenty of access to the faucet assembly. Shut off the water to the sink, and then start by disconnecting the hoses, allowing the water to drain out into a bucket. From here, follow these tips on how to remove and replace a faucet assembly:
Dealing with a Leaky Garbage Disposal
The garbage disposal is another appliance that is frequently used in the home. We do provide garbage disposal repair in Ogden and surrounding communities. Always turn off the power to the garbage disposal before you attempt to do any work! Sometimes the garbage disposal stops working due to food that has become lodged inside. Other aerators stop working because the motor stops working. Since a garbage disposal does hook up to the water assembly under the sink, make sure you use plumbers tape to seal out water. Call us for garbage disposal repair, and save yourself the headache and safety risks that come with handling a garbage disposal.
If you have a leaky dishwasher, you could be dealing with a clogged pipe. Sometimes food particles get trapped inside the drainage line, causing water to pool inside the dishwasher. The water can easily leak out the sides and bottom when it become too much. Call us today for dishwasher repair as there are several different troubleshooting steps to take to determine why a dishwasher is leaking.